Weekly Compendium

Some things you may have missed from earlier in the week…

Jonas Ellison
Deliver me from my own god
Question for ya… When you think of God, are you really thinking of God? Or are you thinking of an idol that you’ve constructed in your own image? Meister Eckhart said, “God! Deliver me from my own ‘god’!” I pray this all the time…
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Jonas Ellison
Is God threatened by reality?
Apparently, some people think that finding out about life forms on other planets would be devastating to the Christian faith. I guess that some Christians see it this way. But here’s where I go with it… If I read an official headline that announced that there were aliens on other planets, I’d have to respond…
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Jonas Ellison
Sermon: True joy vs. false joy
I had a chance to preach this past weekend at my internship site. In case you’re into that kind of thing, you can give ‘er a watch on YouTube here (video should go right to it, but if not, you can jump to the 16:00 mark…
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Jonas Ellison
Theology of nature
Some theological thoughts on nature for what they're worth... I quite like the imagery of 'mother nature'. Seriously. There's a certain feminine spiritual energy to nature that seems... right. I also think that, when you make nature into a god(dess), it can be problematic…
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Jonas Ellison
Straightening out the edges
Some things I’ve been meditating on... Jesus’s role was never to be a human shield sent to ‘save us’ from an abusive god. Jesus came to reveal a God who saves unconditionally. Jesus’s role was never to ALLOW God to love us. Jesus came to reveal God AS love…
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