As we approach the celebration of Christ’s incarnation, John Franke has written a piece for Christianity Today, inspired by his latest book, Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth, that tackles Jesus as “the way,” “the truth,” and “the life,” while maintaining his postmodern posture towards certainty.
Jesus Christ is the living embodiment of God’s gracious character as the One who loves. This love is not an abstract notion or a set of feelings, but is rather characterized by the action of God in the person of Jesus Christ. Commitment to Jesus as the Way means we do not presume to know the nature of divine love ahead of time. We certainly do not let our culture tell us what love is. Rather, our understanding of true love, the love of God, is shaped by the particular way in which God loves in and through Jesus Christ.