Against the Rage Machine - Isaac Anderson


“Against the Rage Machine”

by Isaac Anderson



Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (book)

Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World (book)

Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III, Bold Love (book)

N.T. Wright, Matthew for Everyone Pt. 2 (commentary)

Klyne Snodgrass, Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus (commentary)

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness (documentary)

Rob Bell, "The Forgiving Flow" (5-part podcast)

TED Radio Hour, "Forgiveness" (podcast)

Nadia Bolz-Weber on forgiveness via The Nantucket Project (talk)

Dr. Everett Worthington, "If You Want to Forgive" (article)

Worthington, et al., "Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness" (academic study)

Kirsten Weir, "Forgiveness can improve mental and physical health" (article)

this week's announcements

advent sacred space & contemplative prayer practices

Contemplative practice sessions will conclude this Saturday, December 22 at 9am.  Join us for a time of guided prayer and contemplative practice toward a quieter, more mindful Advent season. Contact Harold Berciunas at


christmas eve service

Our Christmas Eve service is a family service and begins at 5:30pm. We will be collecting our special year-end gift, which goes to supporting our Compassion Ministry.  No childcare will be provided.


year-end gifts

There are 3 ways to give to our special year-end gift. 

  1. text  a dollar amount and the phrase “endofyear” to 84321.

  2. on our website, click on give, then online giving, and choose End of Year Justice and Compassion from the drop-down menu.  Enter amount.

  3. Write a check with the note “year-end gift” in the memo line.  All giving must be in by December 31st to be eligible for 2018 tax deductions. 


project 10/20

For information about the cold weather homeless shelter serving Johnson County or sign up to bring food or help with overnight supervision, visit or contact Jim Schmidt at