Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Monday, 01 Jan 2018

“We can taste, see, and believe the real Jesus right here and right now.”
Should we take a hammer and chisel to the Jesus of the Bible and shape him into our own personal Jesus? Of course not! This does not, however, stop North Americans from getting out their toolbox. Obviously I’m not speaking literally, but the tendency of people to “rebrand” the Jesus of history into their own personal avatar is quite real. Truly did Calvin say that our hearts are idol factories, carving out that which is uncomfortable and enhancing that which speaks to our desires. Remaking Jesus into an image of our choosing results in a happy medium between ...

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