By James Hopkins - Here’s one of the things I heard while the Cathedral of Notre Dame was burning: Even before the spire fell, some Christians on Facebook were commenting, It’s just a building, and buildings don’t matter. The only thing that really matters is what happens inside. And, so, in a way, this is … Continue reading The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
By Marc Engelhardt - Everything we have covered thus far highlights how wonderful sex is and that it is a gift from God. At the same time, it highlights how destructive sex can be for people when used outside the intentions for which God gifted it. It can be very discouraging to know that bonding … Continue reading Sex and Depression
By Marc Engelhardt - Continuing the recaps from Christ in Common (the discipleship class that focuses on Foundation, Worldview, and Practice), we get to the section that many people in the class eagerly awaited: “How far is too far?” We didn’t get into this topic much until this point because I think part of the … Continue reading How Far is Too Far
By Marc Engelhardt - I know that eventually I’ll be labeled the “sex guy” if I keep making these posts, but there is too much good stuff that is discussed in our Christ in Common classes to not share the recaps. So, here is another recap that illustrates how we use Foundation, Worldview, and Practice … Continue reading Peer Pressure
By Marc Engelhardt - In the first few Christ in Common recaps, I wrote about the awesome bonding, oneness-making result of sex, as well as our culture’s embrace of the separation of sex from marriage. Using all of that as a background, we now start to discuss how to engage and live in a culture … Continue reading Casual Sex?
By Marc Engelhardt - (This post continues the recaps from Christ in Common, which is a discipleship discussion that takes place in my context. Christ in Common is a good example of how we purposefully approach the discipleship triad of Foundation, Worldview, and Practice. Remember, as recaps, these posts hit highlights of what the group … Continue reading The Sexual Revolution: How we got here
That's right, once again The Jagged Word has gathered in St. Louis for the 29th Annual Theological Symposium at Concordia Seminary. If you are a student come join us for a discussion tonight in the President's Room @ 7:00. If you are a fan of this site you are welcome to join us on Wednesday … Continue reading The Jagged Word has returned to St. Louis