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Like his final words “It is finished,” Jesus’ life was simple and definitive. He was born among the animals and a carpenter by trade. Yet he was extraordinary. By age 12 he engaged the Pharisees in matters of religious doctrine. He worked miracles as he traveled with his disciples, living a sinless life, fully God and fully man, until he entered Jerusalem to a king’s welcome, only to be beaten, crucified, and then resurrected days later. Christ’s life and works are chronicled from various perspectives in the four canonical gospels. While these perspectives, as well as the life and works of Jesus, are the focus of continued scholarship and debate, the complex theology renders down to a simple, personal offer that evangelicals have embraced: “follow me.”

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  • The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife - The Atlantic
    Unlike the media, Karen King was interested in it less for the papyrus' late and unreliable mention of Jesus as married than for the light it appeared to shed on the status of women in the nascent Jesus movement. If the fragment was authentic, the conversation it recorded would be a fine contribution to the history of early Christian thought: yet another piece of evidence that the first few centuries of Christianity were not nearly so unified in belief and practice as conventional narratives tend to suggest.
  • 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture sparks ire: Son of God 'not a vagrant'
    A sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless man, curled and covered on a public bench in North Carolina, has sparked outrage among some Christians who say that the son of God is hardly a “vagrant.” (Washington Times)

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