In this photo are my friends Con Campbell (TEDS) and Timothy Gombis (GRTS) in the Baker Bookstore reading How God Became Jesus. This calls for a caption contest.
Might even arrange a free copy for the best suggestion!
“Well, the illustrations are helpful, but why does Mike spend so much time showing us how to do the Macarena?”
“Untranslated Greek and Hebrew in the footnotes? I don’t remember anything I learned in seminary! How am I supposed to read this!? Let’s go check out the Joel Osteen section.”
Oh wait, we thought this was Ehrman’s book.
How can Mike call this the “meat and potatoes” about Jesus without quoting either of us??
Wait, so they are not going to talk about “in Christ” language? Why did I pick this up again?
It’s a shame that Bird is so cheap he won’t give us free copies of his book so we are stuck having to read it in the store.
Tim to Con: “How did Mike get them to put an advert for Evangelical Theology on every other page?”
I mean, I suppose it’s POSSIBLE that the disciples just started calling Jesus God for no reason…
As their limp arm-and-hand gestures suggest, Campbell and Gombis are unenthusiastic about Bird’s hot new manual on charismatic worship.
But I can’t find any mention of the communicatio idiomatum!
Bummed that there is not a picture anywhere in this book of Michael with no shirt and a machine gun!
Tim: “How Jesus became God/How God became Jesus, those sound about the same to me. Tell me Con, is there really a difference here or is this one of things like how Australian toilets go backwards?”
“Is your invisible coffee mug is hot as mine is?”
I declare the winner to be Bex, though Nijay was a close second!