Angry Like Jesus: Using His Example to Spark Your Moral Courage
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About "Angry Like Jesus: Using His Example to Spark Your Moral Courage"
Few people realize that the Gospels include at least fifteen different stories about Jesus' anger. When was Jesus angry? What was He angry about? Is Jesus' anger relevant today? Is it right for a Christian to be angry? Although sinful anger cannot achieve the righteousness of God, godly anger can rouse a sleeping church. Godly anger lights a flame that fuels people to wake up and be truthful out loud, so that many (who don't expect it) can be healed. Godly anger is powerful. It's an aspect of real love. It ushers in true hope because it knows that God is faithful. It dares to take a risk because it trusts that God has its back. Without the salt of Jesus' anger, people accept what's unacceptable. We allow what we shouldn't allow. We don't make changes we should make. We deceive ourselves into thinking that corruption doesn't need to be opposed. Godly anger is not afraid. It assumes responsibility. It motivates us to confront things we wish did not exist. Jesus' anger is God's gift to help deliver us.
Meet the Authors
Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., serves as professor of theology and ministry, and as special assistant to the dean for strategic development in the Haggard Graduate School of Theology. She is the first woman to earn a PhD. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Her published books include Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership (Intervarsity, 2003), Leadership Above the Line (Tyndale, 2006), and Just How Married Do You Want to Be? Practicing Oneness in Marriage InterVarsity Press, 2008).
Dr. Sumner also serves as a regular teaching pastor at New Song Church in San Dimas California, and as an aerobics instructor at Bally Total Fitness. In 2007, she founded Above the Line Consulting and now travels internationally to do speaking and consulting. She has appeared on shows such as The Early Show for CBS News, and Lee Strobel's Faith Under Fire. Sarah and her husband, Jim, have been married for eleven years and are in the process of adopting an older child.
Halee Gray Scott
Halee Gray Scott (PhD, Talbot School of Theology) currently teaches Theological Studies at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and Spiritual Formation and Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan Seminary. An independent author, scholar, and researcher, she is a regular contributor to Her.Menuetics.com and has written articles appearing in Outcomes, Books andamp; Culture, and Christianity Today.