Other subjects came up which will be the focus of our discussion next time. It is common in a Christian context to speak about Jesus as “God”. But what does that mean? When Jesus behaves humanly, is that “just his humanity at work” at that moment? Did God accept human limitations in the incarnation (the term for that being kenotic Christology)? Was Jesus striding the earth getting the answer to every question right?
That last question led to an interesting side debate about whether Superman could get a haircut. My own answer is that I view Jesus as a human being through whom I (and others) feel we’ve encountered the divine; I don’t view him as a “superman”.