Jesus seems to get around a lot. I even saw him (on several signs) in the middle of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6. That type of visibility makes it all the more important for us to be clear about how we see Jesus. Drawing on a range of Historical Jesus research, I’ll share my sense of the Jesus we might capture on video if we could travel back even before the Gospels were written. Who was that Jesus? And what does it mean to keep company with him today? As always, we’ll meet more questions than we can answer, but maybe it’s good these days (of all days) to remember that the gospel is very much at home in our questions.
David Weiss does community-supported public theology—thinking out loud about God in the ebb and flow of whatever life sends our way. With graduate degrees in theology and Christian ethics, he writes essays, hymns, and poetry, posting most of it to his blog, “Full Frontal Faith: Erring on the Edge of Honest” at www.davidrweiss.com. He spent 2014-15 with Pilgrim as Pilgrim's Theologian in Residence. Learn more about David's model of community-supported theology at www.patreon.com/fullfrontalfaith.