There are probably things that annoy you about “Christianity”. Not the Christian faith, but the way that we as individuals and churches live out our faith culture.
Many people experience frustration with their faith, but not many decide to write a book about it. Jason T. Berggren is an exception. His new book “10 Things I Hate About Christianity: Working Through the Frustrations of Faith” is sure to ruffle a lot of feathers. You’d be excused for thinking the book was written by a former Christian who has walked away from his faith, but Jason is a Christian who has, and still is, working through his frustrations while holding tightly to what he believes in. He says:
My dad never let me use the word hate. He said it sounded too violent. But it was often the only accurate description of how I felt. Part of me understood, but another part of me rebelled. We can all feel hate. Even in the good, productive, and meaningful aspects of life, there’s frequently a level of frustration that overwhelms us when we are faced with trying to achieve certain goals—like getting in shape, making the grade, or straightening out our finances. This is where I got stuck in my spirituality. Within these pages are the 10 things I’ve hated about Christianity over the years and how I’ve worked through my frustrations. I call it the intersection of real life, simple faith, and raw emotion. Maybe you’ll see yourself here too.
Check our his website at 10thingsihate.com
Can you identify with any of Jason’s observations? Is such anger biblical (and why or why not)? And what frustrates you about Christianity and/or Christian culture?