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One thing is clear: neither my voice nor Ellen’s is a “lone voice”, but they are rare and often hard to hear above the din of widespread messages of hate, intolerance, and judgmentalism. Ellen says she is not an apologist. Take it from me — I was an apologetics major in seminary, and Ellen writes one of the best apologies for Christianity I have read anywhere. Well done, Ellen.

So the next time you hear about some whacko Christian saying God hates gays or liberals or Muslims or pushing some political agenda…I hope you’ll remember this one lone voice piping up at Christmas time saying, um, no. That’s not true. That’s not true at all.

You don’t have to believe in God. He believes in you. … And beyond that, that he loves you.

And to that I say, “Amen!”

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via For What It’s Worth: Apologetics.

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