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 - 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 - 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
By Graham Glover - Some think it’s reached the point of absurdity. Our politics that is. These past few months (actually, this past year and a half) has not seen our politics at their best. Like many of you, I’m still a bit shocked that we’ve gotten here and increasingly saddened as to why we … Continue reading Our Ridiculous Political Contradictions
By Cindy Koch - It was only 6:15 in the morning when the radio clicked on in the dark, cold car. “49 confirmed dead, but that number will surely rise…” It took my breath away to hear the first audible voice of the day speaking about such horrific events that had passed as our night … Continue reading Talking about Tragedy
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.