J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Speaking Events

J. Marshall Jenkins, Ph.D.

Since I write to listen, I welcome opportunities to further the conversation through speaking and leading discussions on faith, spiritual practice, and the journey through emotional struggles to a richer life with God. My writings on the Beatitudes in my book, Blessed at the Broken Places: Reclaiming Faith and Purpose with the Beatitudes, and in my Beatitudes Blog offer abundant themes for validating the faith and calling of people in painful times.

If you lead a church, retreat, spirituality or recovery group, I invite you to contact me to discuss how I can contribute (phone 706-766-1937, email jmarshalljenkins@gmail.com ). Subscribe to the Beatitudes Blog to receive a free electronic copy of the introduction and study guide for Blessed at the Broken Places. You will get a better idea how my reading of Jesus’ blessings can help your congregation or group.

Based on my writings on the Beatitudes, I have spoken at churches and spiritual formation centers on

  • “How the Beatitudes Changed Me”
  • “The Well-Formed Peacemaker”
  • “Blessings of Passion: Where Love of God Meets Love of Neighbor”
  • “Spirituality and Recovery from Emotional Suffering: Three Lessons from the Beatitudes”

For Audio Samples, click the titles below

Liminal Space: Grace Where Things Fall Apart (sermon, 18 minutes)

“Was Jesus a Religious Man?” (sermon, 16 minutes)

“The Promise After the Planting: Growing Faith on the Farm” (sermon, 15 minutes)

“Spirituality and Recovery from Emotional Suffering: Three Lessons from the Beatitudes” (14 minutes)

Examples of recent events include:

  • Preaching at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church  in Rome, Georgia, September 2, 2018 and June 23, 2019.
  • “Authentic Witness and Spiritual Formation in the Sermon on the Mount,” three part series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rome, Georgia, Sunday mornings at 11:15, April 7, 28 and May 5, 2019.
  • “Discernment: The Key to Spirituality in Everyday Life,” four week series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rome, Georgia, Sunday mornings at 11:15, September 16-October 7, 2018.
  • “Discernment: The Art of Really Living Your Faith”, at the Wild Goose Festival, Hot Springs, NC on July 13, 2018. (exact date/time TBA).
  •  “Blessed at the Broken Places: Reclaiming Faith & Purpose with the Beatitudes,” Columbia Theological Seminary Spirituality Program, Decatur, GA, July 26-29, 2018.

Please call (706-766-1937) or email (jmarshalljenkins@gmail.com) to plan an event.