Age of Rage | March 8 - 29, 2019
Anger was buried far too early in a young heart, which perhaps contained much good.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Outrage is motivated by a desire to punish or destroy rather than reconcile and refine. It is frequently accompanied by hubris and a confidence in its judgement, categorically rejecting any nuance. Outrage is fast and decisive rather than reflective, choosing to exhibit God’s retribution rather than reflect his persistent, steadfast love.
- Ed Stetzer
Let’s be honest with each other. The weapon of choice these days seems the be the pitchfork. Whether online or in person we seem to be angry. Really angry.
Last year a survey from around the world had 22% of people respond to say that they felt angry. Twenty. Two. Percent.
Admittedly there’s more than a little bit going on that is anger inducing. But how much of our anger is at those things? The windows into our souls that come in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram suggest that there might be more going on, and it might be that we’re just angrier. So in this teaching, we’re going to explore this a little bit more. Hopefully without making it worse ;-)
For each series we want to offer a few optional resources that you might want to read and explore to deepen your understanding of the subjects covered in this series. Some of the reading will overlap with other series throughout the year and our house church program.