Given that I’m a homo, you can probably imagine that I’ve had my moment of, “do I believe any of this Christian stuff anyway?” In the end though, Jesus fascinates me and keeps me trying to figure him out.
Because of that, I’m delighted by Doug Jones’s new book Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross. He writes about all the ways we’ve domesticated and dumbed down Jesus. He helps us recover the radical revolutionary that Jesus is. See my full review here.
For another perspective, an admittedly smart one, see Brad Littlejohn’s critical review. I can’t help but wonder if under all the big words it is another way of dismissing Jesus.