J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Breaking the Messianic Secret

Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:11-12). As Mark tells it, Jesus moves fast […]

Unassailable Security and the Way of the Cross

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9). Sermon Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Ask any sane person in this insane, conflict-laden age, “Which do you prefer, peace or conflict?” and you will most certainly hear the answer, “Peace, of course.” Ask any rioter in Portland or DC, any denier […]

Spiritual but Religious Anyway

Do the church’s problems stem from being too religious or not religious enough?