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

February 15, 2016

You are so right, John… Sadly I often saw more Christ-like behavior from the Pagans I worked with than I did from many christians, not all, but more than I would hope to…

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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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