By Graham Glover - This past weekend, I spent an evening with two of my closest friends from childhood. I’ve known these men since I was in sixth grade. One was my best friend and high school debate partner. The other is married to my wife’s best friend and is the father of our godchild … Continue reading The Enduring Importance of Friendship
By Graham Glover - At any given time, there are less than 0.5% of Americans serving in any capacity in the Armed Forces of the United States. Let that sink in for a moment. Less than ½ of 1% of our population is currently serving in any branch – in any component (Active or Reserve) … Continue reading The Struggle of a 0.5 Percenter
By Graham Glover - That’s right, with authors currently in Florida, California, Michigan, Washington, Illinois, and Arkansas, and readers located around the world, the Jagged Word will soon be represented in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.! In a day and age when our civil, especially, but also our theological discourse is at a crossroads, living … Continue reading The Jagged Word Moves to Washington, D.C.
By Graham Glover - Extremism is the new norm. It’s our new way of doing business. All of us embrace it. Even when we publicly shy from it, we privately crave it. We downright love it. I don’t know exactly when it happened or how it ultimately came to be, but we’re all extremists now. … Continue reading We’re All Extremists Now
By Graham Glover - It’s about one thing. And only one thing. Think that’s too limiting? Too simplistic? Hogwash. To make it about something more is the problem. To suggest it’s about multiple things or more than one thing is the error that creates all other errors. So, go ahead and say it with me: … Continue reading Lutheranism’s Singular Objective
By Graham Glover - Political victory. What is it? What does it look like? Does anybody (especially in America) ever really achieve it? Did the Republicans achieve it last November? Donald Trump won the presidency, but does this mean he is politically victorious? He won an election, and his party maintains control of both chambers … Continue reading Political Victory
By Graham Glover - Change. For many, it’s the most dreadful “four-letter” word in their vocabulary. Even though change happens every day, many people aren’t comfortable with it. They don’t like it and certainly don’t accept it. I’m not a big fan of change either. I like predictable things. I like knowing what to expect. … Continue reading Learning to Accept Change