By Graham Glover - Most of you who will read this probably don’t consider yourself a pluralist. Although we’ve never surveyed the readers of the Jagged Word, I’m pretty sure most of you have a pretty rigid way of viewing things, from politics to theology and everything in between. I’m no different. There isn’t much … Continue reading Embracing Pluralism
By Graham Glover - “I…do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” These words are part of the oath that every person takes upon entering or being promoted in the United States military. These are serious words that speak to the importance … Continue reading Defend the Nation or the Republic?
By Graham Glover - Wait, what? Protestants reject grace? Huh? Isn’t it the other way around? Aren’t Protestants all about grace? The popular narrative says that Protestantism was born to combat the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches who teach that we are forgiven and made right with God not by grace … Continue reading Protestantism’s Ironic Rejection of Grace
By Graham Glover - Worthless. Broken. Corrupt. These are just a few of the words I’ve heard over the last few days to describe the city where I live. Not that it’s entirely different at other times, but people don’t feel too great about the recent shenanigans going on in Washington, D.C. When the clock … Continue reading The Joy of Living in “The Swamp”
By Graham Glover - Today is the 10th day of Christmas, and like many of you, I have spent much of the past month meditating on the Nativity and Second Advent of Christ. The Church’s lectionary readings, hymnody, and propers are rich with references to the life of our Lord during this season, all preparing … Continue reading What About Mary?
By Graham Glover - A few years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “I’m Fat.” Unfortunately, I still am. Fat, that is. And with an epic day of gluttony only 24 hours away, I don’t think my fatness is going to change anytime soon. To be clear, this isn’t something I proud of or something … Continue reading I’m Still Fat
By Graham Glover - Another gun tragedy. Another debate. This time though the debate isn’t about whether we need more or better guns laws. This time it’s about prayer. That’s right, prayer. 26 people were innocently slaughtered while worshiping God and now we’re having a debate on whether Christians offering prayers of condolence and support … Continue reading Praying for Gun Laws