What is a good definition of anger?

Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash According to David Powlison in Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, anger is a negative evaluation, in which an individual shows active displeasure towards something important enough to care about. It was quite sobering when I reflected on this definition because in agreeing with Powlison’s definition I…

Anger essentially says, “I’m against that.”

Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash According to David Powlison in Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, anger is a negative evaluation, in which an individual shows active displeasure towards something important enough to care about. It was quite sobering when I reflected on this definition because in agreeing with Powlison’s definition I…

2 wildly different ways of expressing displeasure with someone. Which characterizes you?

List 1 Rebuke, reprove, admonish, exhort, confront, judge fairly, warn, talk directly and righteous indignation List 2 Attack, criticize, accuse, moralize, condemn, be judgmental, threaten, talk aggressively and self-righteous hostility. David Powlison in Good and Angry says, Do these lists sound rather similar? How are they alike? How are they different? In fact, they are as different…

Peaceable people are teachable and kind. Is this you?

Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and…

Are you a peaceable person?

Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and…