You might be an angry pastor if …

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“You always shake your fist when you preach. You blame everything on actors and politicians. You rant on social media about, well, everything. You assume I’m writing this to someone else.” - The Baptist Paper

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Why are so many people so angry?

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“What we know for sure is that human anger does not end well. It does not bring about justice or righteousness. It does not make for a better world.” - Michael Brown

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Please, Don't Get Mad at God

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“In a recent article… Scott Sauls argues that it is appropriate to be angry at God when Christians are visited by calamitous acts…. This is a time for grief, but grief coupled with hope, not anger as Saul advocates.” - Ref21

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What Is Anger?

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“Anger says, ‘That is wrong.’ It is a judgment, and judgment is intrinsic to our humanity. Human beings are incapable of not making judgments…. Anger says, ‘I will make that right.’ Anger is compelled to do something” - Ed Welch

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From the Archives – Culture War, Outrage, and Joy

These days, you don’t have to be a news junky to hear of events that arouse strong disapproval or outright anger. But how should Christians feel about the foolishness and wrongdoing going on in our world and our culture? Should we be unmoved? Should we be perpetually outraged? What about Christian joy?

The Bible is clear that some things ought to get us worked up. We’re called to “hate evil” (Psalm 97:10, Prov 8:13, Amos 5:15), to “be angry” yet “not sin” (Eph 4:26).

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The GOP Needs Ideas, Not Grievance Politics

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“Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted, ‘The Republican Party is no longer the ‘wine and cheese’ party. It’s the beer and blue jeans party.’ …. As it stands right now, however, the party is much more about grievance politics and retribution” - Dispatch

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On Getting Angry, Part 2: Doing It Right

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“In the last post we looked at some of the biblical warnings about anger. This time I’ll note that sometimes, according to the same Scripture, anger is justified.” - Olinger

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