Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at Its Worst

November 13, 2018 - Comment

Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst?Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether

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Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst?
Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether it is true or not, can trigger an avalanche of comments on social media.

Welcome to the new age of outrage.
In this groundbreaking book featuring new survey research of evangelicals and their relationship to the age of outrage, Ed Stetzer offers a constructive way forward. You won’t want to miss Ed’s insightful analysis of our chaotic age, his commonsensical understanding of the cultural currents, and his compelling challenge to Christians to live in a refreshingly different way.

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Anonymous says:

Ed Stetzer explains why Americans are so mad, why that’s bad, and what Christians should do about it Google the word “outrage,” and this definition appears: “an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.” Not just anger, shock or indignation, mind you, but an “extremely strong reaction” of those things. Outrage is anger kicked up to 11.Contemporary Americans live in the Age of Outrage. We are outraged by what those on the “other side” of just about any political, cultural or religious issue say and do, and we take to social media to “destroy” them. Not dialogue…

Anonymous says:

Great book with a massively anticlimactic close The book is very helpful in many ways. I love how Ed uses research to prove so many of his points that Christians – who should be filled with mercy – are actually among the most outraged people in the west. It is brilliantly written with terrific stories and anecdotes mixed in in appropriate places. My criicism of the book is that the close really fell flat to me it was like he said “you have all this outrage, but now go out and be a committed Christian that lives for Jesus.” If those most in…

Anonymous says:

Christians need to read this I’m not a fan of “required reading” assignments but I would list this book as required reading for all Christians. Especially in an age where the internet allows anonymity, people feel emboldened to rage at everyone else, and Christians do it too. But Christians don’t seem to realize (or don’t care) the damage they do to the Christian witness in this country when they behave this way. Ed Stetzer does an excellent job laying out what behaviors Christians are guilty of that are harmful to the…

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