Tag Archives: Anger

Responding to Enemies

What do we do with our enemies? Many of us in America don’t have any serious enemies. Sure, we have people who annoy us from time to time, maybe even rivals in sports, business, or relationships. But enemies who actively … Continue reading

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Dealing with Anger: Pessimism or Contentment?

In class today I showed the students Alain de Botton’s presentation of the philosophy of Seneca. I think Seneca (as interpreted by de Botton) is genuinely insightful. The richer and more successful we are, the more prone we are to … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God

We modern believers often feel a need to take care of God – or at least God’s reputation. We have our ideals, and God had better live up to them. One of our ideals is that anger (or, in its … Continue reading

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