“Jesus Was Angry, And I Should Be Like Jesus, So…”

Sharing a cup

Last week we talked about how some who identify as Christians offer truth, or their opinion on an issue, in a way that engenders hate, and then point to John 15:18-25 and say, “Yeah, well I shared the truth and now they hate me, just like Jesus said they would.” (see They Will Hate You) After reading that post, Kathy felt like I should address the times when Jesus was angry. Continue reading

Love Like Jesus–Jesus And Anger: Chapter 18

 

Cain and Abel by Josep_Vergara - Wiki Commons

Cain and Abel by Josep Vergara

Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 17: Love Like Jesus–Stay Faithful Like JesusLove Like Jesus is due to be published in January of 2020.

Jesus And Anger–The Chapter About Anger That Might Make You Angry

I have to confess, I was reluctant to include this chapter about anger, because I’m concerned it will make people angry. But maybe in spite of my better judgment . . . Continue reading

Steve Jobs, Jesus, and Anger: Genesis 49:5-7

Steve Jobs Jesus and Anger

Read Genesis 49:1-28

“Simeon and Levi are brothers—
their swords are weapons of violence.
Let me not enter their council,
let me not join their assembly,
for they have killed men in their anger
and hamstrung oxen as they pleased.
Cursed be their anger, so fierce,
and their fury, so cruel!”

Steve Jobs’ Anger at Apple

I love apple products. I bought an Apple IIC when they first came out (to this day I can say that was the best keyboard I ever set my fingers upon). I love my iPhone. I love to Face-time with my family when we’re away from each other. I even love Apple commercials, especially the one where the girl throws the hammer at the big screen with Big Brother talking. Steve Job’s penchant for perfection resulted in some amazing products and some incredible marketing. But he also had an anger problem.

In 1985 Jobs’ boss, John Sculley, who was then the CEO of Apple, decided to remove Jobs from his position as head of the Macintosh division. When Sculley gave Jobs the news, Continue reading