Monthly Archives: March 2019

What Gives God Joy

Donald R. Elly, M.Div.  The Parable known as “the Prodigal Son” was interpreted in several ways as I was growing up:  One stated that Jesus wants us to avoid becoming Prodigal sons (and daughters) who rebel, leave home and end up   penniless … Continue reading

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Two No’s and a Yes!

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Repentance has up to now been almost an obligation to have a meaningful Lent, just as Ash Wednesday starts with acknowledging our mortality and failure to live as God desires.  It is symbolized with ashes.   Repentance has … Continue reading

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Updating Who Jesus Is!

Donald R. Elly, M. Div.  Marcus Borg wrote Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (2005) after being asked by his Sunday School class to share what he had learned as a professor meeting Jesus again. Gone was the soft and gentle savior.  As a … Continue reading

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Through the Wilderness of Choice

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Wilderness in the Bible is more than a beautiful stroll for a day, or camping for a week in a beautiful setting, surrounded by all the comforts of home–i.e, TV, stove and microwave.  In the Bible “Wilderness” … Continue reading

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