J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Masks, Vaccines, and Freedom Worth Dying For

On getting freedom right in the COVID-19 era.

A Writer’s Confession

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). I do not write for you to remember me. Ancient writers often did not sign their names to their scrolls.  They signed the name of their teacher.  We call that forgery.  They called it honor.  They wrote to share the truth they gratefully […]

The Blessed Exercise of Power: An Inaugural Reflection

On the source of power and how to use it.

Meek Moses Raises His Hand

On the only character called, “meek,” in the Old Testament.

Stories for the Road

A word for college students and everyone who has a long road ahead.

Dr. King’s Medicine: Love Your Enemies

A needed message for our era of polarization.

An Apology for Caspar Milquetoast

Being meek does not mean what you think!

Bart Starr: My Childhood Hero

How a man I never met made a positive difference in my youth.

Saints at Work

Consecrate your job one act of kindness at a time.

Black Friday Pilgrimage to Thomas Merton’s Grave

How I spent Black Friday.