Christians In the Age of Outrage
Pastor’s Bookshelf - Welcome to my bookshelf! Each month I will discuss a recent book that I’ve finished. *disclaimer; I don’t always have time to sit and read physical books, but I do quite a bit of my reading through audiobooks these days.*
Christians In The Age of Outrage, By Ed Stetzer.
If I was a wealthy man I would buy everyone I know a copy of this book and then stop talking to them until they finished reading it. It’s that good. Our culture has gotten VERY good at dismissing Christians because it often seems as though we are outraged about everything. We are seen as hypocritical, self-interested and politically co-opted. One tiny video, one simple, poorly worded phrase is enough to trigger an avalanche of anger and outreach on social media and in our hearts. Ed Stetzer offers a better, more constructive way forward. I found this book particularly compelling in our current climate of division in the United Methodist Church. Can we find a way to put aside outrage and remember how to behave as Christians in the modern world?