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Episode 14 - The Weird War on Deconstruction & the Compassion of Jesus


This week we discuss the weird declaration of war against deconstruction (and all going through the process) by Skillet's lead singer, John Cooper. We also talk about how a lot of Christians seem to feel threatened by any viewpoint other than their own. And finally, we look at Jesus, the compassionate, living Word Himself, who has never declared war on any of us.


You can read the article that I read from in this episode here. It is from the website churchleaders.com, was written by Jesse T. Jackson and was published on February 11, 2022.


Here is the John Cooper video where he declares war on "this idolatrous deconstruction Christian movement" . The article mentioned above has a longer version of his speech.


And finally, you can watch the Brennan Manning video that Shannon quoted at the end of this episode here.


"Compassion is such a deep, central, powerful emotion in Jesus that it can only be described as a movement within the womb of God himself, where all the divine tenderness and gentleness lay hidden, where God is mother, father, brother, sister, son and daughter. Where all feelings, emotions and passions are one in Divine Love. When Jesus was moved with compassion, when he wept within the brokenness of my priest friend, Kevin Martin, the gospel is saying the ground of all being shook, the source of all life trembled, the heart of all love burst open, and the unfathomable depths of the relentless tenderness….was laid bare. The numerous physical healings performed by Jesus and recorded in the gospels are only a hint – only a hint of the anguish – in the heart of God’s Son for our wounded humanity." Brennan Manning


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