By Joel A. Hess - Sell all your stuff and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Seriously! I’m not sure most people take Jesus’ response to the rich young man seriously. The guy asks a valid question. Bravo to this kid. What do I have to do to inherit eternal … Continue reading Sell all your stuff and give to the poor!
By Cindy Koch - In a time of war it makes perfect sense. You take the resources you have available and turn them into weapons against the enemy. Fighting for survival, everything hinges on the destruction of the other. Yes, it makes perfect sense to take the good gifts of God and craft your weapon … Continue reading Weaponize the Gifts
By Paul Koch - I recall many years ago I was doing a Sunday morning Bible study at my previous congregation in Georgia. We were working our way through St. Matthew’s Gospel that happened to be the text that corresponds to our reading today of Mark 10:2-16. So, we began by talking about the harsh … Continue reading What God Has Joined Together
By Joel A. Hess - You can get morality anywhere Recently our Christian day school board discussed plans for marketing our wonderful product to our community. What sets our school apart from other similar enterprises? We pursue excellence in education, but so do others. Some might say that a Christian day school offers higher expectations regarding … Continue reading You can get Morality at any School
By Tim Winterstein - This isn't a great documentary. In some ways (down to the design of the credits and titles) it is simply playing on the success and popularity of The Exorcist—though there's no pea soup, no unnaturally turning heads, and no priests die. (And my wife thinks William Friedkin sounds like Donald Trump. … Continue reading The Devil and Father Amorth
By Hillary Asbury - “A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as failing to hear and see it.” -Michelangelo Buonarroti As Christian viewers, we see art history differently than the rest of the world. When we gaze upon a masterpiece of the Renaissance, we may be awed and amazed by the time, talent, and … Continue reading Through the Cracks of Context
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