The Gospel According to Ellen: Living a Practical Theology of Love

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ellendegeneresIn the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Jesus

As far as I know and have read, Ellen Degeneres is neither a Christian nor a particularly religious person.

No matter. She’s one of the greatest practical theologians our world has and she doesn’t need a sacred book or a building or an MDiv to do it. Her very life is the sermon, and its one that is changing the planet and pointing toward evidence of God in ways most religious leaders only dream of and all should aspire to.

Watching her sweet exchange with President Obama on her show this past week, I was reminded again just how much this woman has done for so many and how effortless it all seems; how her life so eloquently speaks without requiring actual language to do so. And once more I was struck by how terrible…

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4 thoughts on “The Gospel According to Ellen: Living a Practical Theology of Love

  1. I’m afraid I don’t share the faith of John or of Ellen but I do share their tolerance for allowing people tolerance and kindness. The Christian church seems to be learning nothing about why it’s buildings are empty these days and why people look to other belief systems.There seems to be as much fundamentalism there as in the Moslem church these days, yet neither system was intolerant of others.


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