That's right The Jagged Word crew is heading off on a once in a lifetime adventure. In September of 2019 we are setting sail on a 15-day cruise to Greece, Italy, Malta and the Holy Land. Together, we will be able to explore the sites where God in flesh walked for our salvation, where faith … Continue reading Join The Jagged Word on a Trip to the Holy Land
By Tim Winterstein - [SPOILERS] Another recent film is often compared to Taxi Driver, but it's both better and worse than First Reformed. I had a free Redbox rental, which is as good as Movie Pass for seeing movies on which I'm not sure whether I want to spend actual money. So I rented You … Continue reading Revenge or Atonement?
By Bob Hiller - As if I needed another reason to love Mike Trout, MLB’s commissioner has inadvertently offered me one. For those of you who don’t follow America’s pastime, Trout is arguably the best player in baseball. For what its worth, if you engage in arguing against that point, you’ll lose. If you’re a … Continue reading In Which I Fawn All Over Mike Trout
By Paul Koch – “This is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.” – 1 John 4:3 According to St. John, the spirit of the Antichrist is already among us. It roams about the world seeking to devour the saints of God. It is cunning … Continue reading Antichrist goes to Church
By Hillary Asbury - I had a friend in college who was an abstract artist. She was a phenomenal figurative painter and could handle realism with great sensitivity and finesse, but her pursuit of her abstract work was passionate and tenacious. She took it quite seriously. There were days when her creativity flowed easily, and … Continue reading Real, Good, Liturgical Art
By Jeff Pulse - The Old Testament text for this Sunday, July 22, 2018, the ninth Sunday after Pentecost, is from the book of the prophet Jeremiah. The text is Jeremiah 23:1-6 and contains the very familiar Messianic reference of “The Righteous Branch” and the title, “The Lord is our Righteousness.” However, the pericope begins … Continue reading OT Enounters: Jeremiah 23:1-6 – Shepherding
By Joel A. Hess - Herod the Great might be considered the most evil character in the Holy Scriptures. Evil maybe, but stupid no! Perhaps one of the brilliant talents of Herod the Great was his uncanny ability to play both sides of a game. In order to keep his kingship of Palestine, he needed … Continue reading Herod and me: Triangulating God