By Joel A. Hess - Although it has died down since the Donald took office, many prominent Christians and Christian organizations have been on a crusade to preserve the First Amendment in this country. No doubt, it has been under assault over the last 10 years as Hollywood and despotic judges have been on a … Continue reading Jesus doesn’t need Religious Freedom and neither does His Church
By Tim Winterstein - From February 2–9, the Spokane International Film Festival celebrated its twentieth year, holding screenings of documentary and narrative features, as well as shorts blocks from around the world, including a Best of the Northwest program featuring local filmmakers. The festival opened with Benny and Joon, a 1993 film that was set … Continue reading Competing Visions
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 - Wait, what? A reformation with non-Christians? Wasn’t the whole point of the Reformation to reform the Christian faith? How can we talk about a reformation with faiths that deny the most important belief of Christianity, namely, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God? Before I’m accused of … Continue reading A Reformation with Christians, Muslims and Jews
By Joel A. Hess - Initially, I completely disagreed with those taking a knee during the national anthem. I certainly thought it was disrespectful to the men and women who gave their life for us to pay athletes millions of dollars. But then I asked myself if there would be a time when I would … Continue reading Would you take a knee?
By Graham Glover - At some point next month, Congress will begin putting together a budget (or at least a continuing resolution. They don’t seem keen on passing actual budgets these days). As that conversation gets started, there will likely be a lively debate on taxes. Specifically, how much the Federal Government should tax individual … Continue reading Why So Emotional About Taxes?
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.