"The Two Angers"
Stephen writes..."This is a duel purpose sermon--first, to take a look at two kinds of anger that we find in the Bible and in other spiritual traditions; and also, more to the point, to examine the Trump phenomenon in all its strange and disturbing aspects. The latter is something I would rather not do from our pulpit--but the truth is that I could not live with myself if I did not forthrightly address it. In fact, though I dislike offering explicitly political sermons, this is something I should have done a month or more ago. But as to the first consideration, it is simply not true that religious people do not get mad, or that we need to feel guilty for feeling, and expressing, this very natural human emotion. But wise counsel also tells us how to channel anger's amazing and daunting power in our lives in ways that can change the world in a positive way--or help us avoid disaster and emotional wreckage...See you on Sunday!"