do you keep losing Jesus?

lost jesus cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward
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It used to be that the sheep got lost and Jesus sought after the sheep, even leaving the ninety-nine to do so.

Now we keep losing Jesus. What are we willing to leave behind to search for him and find him?

I love historical Jesus studies. I love theological conversations around Jesus.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the centrality of Christ lately. Is it possible that all other religions can legitimately continue without their founders, while Christianity in substance cannot?

Jesus, now the presence of the Holy Spirit, in my opinion, is the crux of the matter.

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  • Caryn LeMur

    Interesting that the Barna Research Group would agree with you…. most of Christianity has abandoned the attitudes and behaviors of Jesus (their 30 April article on Christ-like attitudes and Parasitical attitudes).
    By the way, the upper right quadrant (when divided by gender) shows women 91% and men 09%… a stunning difference. It seems that women (in America) are willing to follow Jesus more than men…. Maybe it is time for the church to allow more gifted women to lead by example (after all, 91% success rate would be tough to argue with….).
    Much love in Christ always and unconditionally; Caryn

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    He (Jesus) is always there.

    But there are a great many more words that are more interesting than Him. So we wander off…constantly.

  • klhayes

    I think many Christians have lost Jesus even though they think they know him.

  • Al Cruise

    Another side to this, is that some Christians, especially the ones in leadership, like to give Jesus an extreme makeover. They turn him into a monster, someone who is hateful,exclusive,and white.