Published September 2013
Converge is where life and faith come together.
As Christians, we process grief, show love, understand compassion, and accept forgiveness. But when it comes to anger, we often reject it as not being useful or holy. There simply is no place for anger in the worldview of many Christians. We’re told to just “let it go,” “get over it,” or “count to ten.” In the church, anger is treated like a dirty little secret.
God gets angry. Why can’t we? We’re made in the image of God, and being truly human is to fully embrace who God made us to be. In Reclaiming Anger, David Dorn asserts that anger doesn’t have to be a forbidden, destructive emotion. Biblical anger serves a purpose. In this study you’ll discover what anger is, how God gets angry, when we need anger, and when we need to let it go.
Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture passages from the Common English Bible are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. The topics and Scriptures in Converge come together to transform readers’ relationships with others, themselves, and God.