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Jan. 29 Gathering: It’s exhausting to be angry


In a climate of political partisanship, economic hardship, social inequity, and theological divisiveness, there’s a lot for us to be angry about.

The mistreatment of LGBTQI+ people, the expansion of white Christian nationalism in our boardrooms and statehouses, the arrogance and callousness of the rich toward the poor…all of these and more certainly seem justifiable reasons for our anger.

But doesn’t it make you tired? Are you exhausted from being angry all the time?

This week at New Wineskins our year of Deconstructing Liturgy turns toward our propensity to let our anger over the injustices of the world overwhelm us. We’ll focus our discussion through the Beatitudes, this week’s Revised Common Lectionary text from Matthew 5:1-12, and consider how this stunning introduction to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount might give us a way to channel our anger away from giving us ulcers and toward the redemption and salvation that comes through liberation.

Please join us this Sunday, Jan. 29, in our New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub Powered by Zoom for a conversation about the exhaustion of anger and how our anger might be redirected toward acts of justice and mercy that transform the world.

Click here to view this week’s discussion video featuring author and recovery expert Dale Ryan on “Appropriate Anger.”

6:00pm EDT: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EDT: Presentation & conversation begin

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