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Hyveth Williams

is a professor of homiletics at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.

When Anger Is Sin

Have you ever been the recipient of an evil eye? You know, the look that is sharper than a dagger and more damaging than a rattlesnake bite? The angry glances intended to kill, if not the body, at least the spirit? In fact, if looks could kill, we would be a nation of dead men and women walking, because we are all angry with ourselves or others—some for a lifetime.

We see it in government dysfunction at the national level, in random acts of domestic and societal violence, and in divisive discourses from the pulpits of so-called Christian churches where pastors malign and threaten to maim those who believe differently.

However, before we jump on …

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