Other Writings

      OTHER WRITINGS

Links to some of my essays and articles.

See drop-down menu above for full text of a few other essays, some poems, and samples of “Life Lines.”.  I’ll post new ones now and then!

 

In Various Publications

(from On Being) Wary of Abundance:  An Afternoon in an Old House — https://onbeing.org/author/marilyn-mcentyre/

Posts on Medium.com — https://medium.com/search?q=Marilyn%20McEntyre

Posts at “The Table,” Biola University — https://cct.biola.edu/people/marilyn-chandler-mcentyre/

What to Do in the Darkness — http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com/2013/12/marilyn-mcentyre-what-to-do-in-darkness.html

 

In The Christian Century:

A Psalm for the Living — https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2015-07/psalm-living

Remembering Victims of War — https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2011-12/prayer-concern

Discerning Desire — https://www.christiancentury.org/reviews/2015-04/god-more-present-you-think-robert-ochs-sj

Extravagant Delight — https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2015-07/extravagant-delight

Surprise and Delight — https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2013-04/surprise-and-delight

Thoughts on Mark 6 — https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-06/july-12-15th-sunday-ordinary-time

More thoughts on Mark 6 — https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-06/july-19-16th-sunday-ordinary-time

Thoughts on John 21 — https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2013-03/sunday-april-14-2013

Thoughts on Acts 5 — https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2013-03/sunday-april-7-2013

Learning to Pray — https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2008-09/power-line

A Subversive Message of Peace — https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2013-04/subversive-message-peace

Community, Not Commodity — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/january8/32.83.html

 

In Comment Magazine

Choosing Church — https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/5114/choosing-church/

In Praise of Forbearance — https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/in-praise-of-forbearance/

What Are We Willing to Know? — https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/4902/what-are-we-willing-to-know/

Learning to Let Go — https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/4676/learning-to-let-go/

The Essay: An Undersung Art — https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/4612/an-undersung-art/

The Underestimated Art of Compromise — https://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/4375/the-grey-area-is-holy-ground/

 

In Sojourners

How to Read the Bible — https://sojo.net/magazine/june-2009/how-read-bible

Dogma and Disagreement — https://sojo.net/articles/dogma-and-disagreement

Global Christians (Review) — https://sojo.net/magazine/august-2009/global-christians

 

In Theology Today

Mercy that Burns: Violence and Grace in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction — http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/004057369605300306

 

In Christianity Today

Letting Scripture Interrupt You (Interview) — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/may/letting-scripture-interrupt-you-marilyn-mcentyre.html

CT 2015 Book Award — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/januaryfebruary/christianity-todays-2015-book-awards.html

Words that Nourish — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/february/wordsthatnourish.html

Letting Words do their Work — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/september/32.55.html

Resisting Relevancy — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/june11/44.96.html

I’ve Been Through Things — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/september4/33.110.html

Silence is to Dwell In — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/august7/5.62.html

The Fullness of Time — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/october2/31.82.html

Rx for Moral Fussbudgets — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/march5/32.96.html

Nice is Not the Point — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/november13/35.104.html

Preaching to Preschoolers — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/august6/26.65.html

My House, God’s House — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/april23/30.104.html

Teach Your Children Well — https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/october1/30.71.html

 

In Academic Medicine

Getting from How to Why: A Pause for Reflection on Professional Life — https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/1997/12000/Getting_from_how_to_why__a_pause_for_reflection_on.14.aspx

On “In the Country of Hearts” by John Stone (click on PDF for poem) — https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2016/04000/Commentary_on_an_Excerpt_From_In_the_Country_of.26.aspx

On “The Leper” by Paul Willis (click on PDF for poem) — https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2008/09000/Commentary.20.aspx

On “An Incantation for the Small Hours of the Night” by Annie Stenzel (click on PDF for poem)– https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2007/03000/Commentary.14.aspx

On “Still Life with Open Window” by Karen Fiser (click on PDF for poem) — https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2003/05000/Commentary.14.aspx

On an excerpt from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (click on PDF for excerpt) — https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/1997/10002/The_Sound_and_the_Fury.15.aspx

 

Other Essays in Medical Humanities

Who Cares: A Reflection on Healing Communities — https://muse.jhu.edu/article/401311/pdf

(From Program in Medical Humanities blog, UCB)Beyond Blame — http://cstms.berkeley.edu/pmhblog/beyond-blame/

(from Program in Medical Humanities blog, UCB) The Other Side of Evidence — http://cstms.berkeley.edu/people/marilyn-mcentyre/

(from Program in Medical Humanities blog, UCB) The First Duty of a Doctor –http://cstms.berkeley.edu/pmhblog/the-first-duty-of-a-doctor/

(from Program in Medical Humanities blog, UCB) Doing More Less — http://cstms.berkeley.edu/pmhblog/doing-more-less/

Out of Season: Illness in Adolescent Fiction — https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1022986516531

Sickness in the System: The Health Costs of the Harvest — https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10912-007-9031-3

Review of Sleep Talker: Poems by a Doctor/Mother — https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10912-005-2922-2

A Place to Put the Pain: Three Women’s Cancer Stories — https://muse.jhu.edu/article/20108

Friends in Need: Illness and Friendship in Adolescent Fiction — http://muse.jhu.edu/article/20297