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Summing Up on Jesus June 17.08

I am currently in California for my annual trek to Talbot to teach the Life of Jesus in two weeks (Whew!). While here I am also wrapping up an essay on an evangelical take on the historical Jeus for a book that will feature six widely divergent views on the question.

I am currently in California for my annual trek to Talbot to teach the Life of Jesus in two weeks (Whew!). While here I am also wrapping up an essay on an evangelical take on the historical Jeus for a book that will feature six widely divergent views on the question. It is a challenge to try and summarize debated aspects of Jesus’ career in no more than forty pages, but that is the assignment.

I will be trying to look at a representative sample of activities within Jesus’ ministry that one can corroborate by common criteria, as well as look at certain key events (yes, there is an overlap with the IBR Jesus project in making the case this way). The effort tries to establish how Jesus presented himself as at the hub of era change and then how he developed that picture to indicate who he was and is. Jesus spends much time in the gospels explaining what he is bringing with him. That is often lost in such discussions, so I am trying to make sure that the question of who he is does not crowd out what he does and what he brings–and why. I do not yet have a release date for this book in which there are so many contributors who run the spectrum of appraoches to the question. Nonetheless, the book shoudl be interesting when it is released.

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    don dent

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    good morning.. We haven’t met. I have been Christian a little over 7 month’s , amazing its been that long, YOU APPEAR VERY CONSERVATIVE . I appreciate caution, I’m basically Leary of Christians. im on the DTS campus often these days,.God has a warped sense of humor . Id like to ask you questions about gay Christians , IVE BEEN TOLD BY DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT MY DNA IS A REACTION OF ORIGINAL SIN, I dont know how to take that information I’m ok, god chose me, You seem intelligent., i talk with other profs, at DTS Kreider, Sveigel,, Reg Grant, with some soon to graduate students, my background is far fro m Christian and i never wanted this , but im going to do it , ,Can you have some pasta or tea with me , my treat?. i read an article in the dallas paper you wrote about new evangelism, i read it all and liked it thanks for your time , i m usually too damn abrasive, You can validate my story go to YOUTUBE.COM and type in don dent ,scroll down 2 or 3 spacesGlen Kreider has my number