Read e-book online Big Jesus: A Pastor’s Struggle with Christology PDF

By Jimmy R. Watson

ISBN-10: 1498200486

ISBN-13: 9781498200486

this can be the main sincere booklet ever written approximately Jesus. As a veteran pastor within the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson stocks his recommendations at the undying subject of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and inventive insights, informative and available theology, own anecdotes, and vigorous wit. not anything is off-limits during this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus style. Big Jesus isn't one other theological "spin" at the id and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, neither is it a sentimental fairytale should you favor their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, sons and daughters, and footprints within the sand. This publication is for Christian adults with a feeling of humor.

"Jimmy Watson, being from West Texas, could comprehend the outline of 'hitting anyone with a two-by-four in an effort to get their attention.' significant Jesus is a literary slam opposed to a long-accepted yet seldom challenged Christology. within the spirit of George Carlin or Lewis Black, Watson makes use of satire and acerbic earthiness to kick a few props out from less than an historic dogma. you'll throw this e-book opposed to the wall greater than as soon as. yet decide it up and preserve examining. there's something more and more worthy here."
--Gary West, pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Statesville, NC

"Imagine that you're sitting in a rural Texas truck-stop diner overhearing a number of men on the subsequent desk speaking approximately Jesus within the colorfully ribald and iconoclastic language of dismissive humor, and down domestic, mesquite grilled, thick steak, pickup truck using, frankness. Now think that the 2 men on the subsequent desk are Paul Tillich and Rudolph Bultmann. that is the kind of trained yet available dialog Jimmy Watson has released during this nakedly sincere paintings in regards to the Jesus that may live on the serious deliberating the trendy period . . . the single Jesus that is well worth speaking about."
--Roger Ray, pastor, Springfield, MO and writer of Progressive religion and Practice

"Watson invitations us to accompany him on a wild, wonderful, enlightening, provocative quest for the flesh-and-blood Jesus one of the likes of huge Jesus, Badass Jesus, and the Christinator. you may have by no means learn Bultmann, Brueggemann, or Borg? No challenge. Watson explains the big-name Christologists in down-to-earth language, salting tricky non secular questions with laugh-out-loud humor. a decent guidebook for any fearless twenty-first-century pilgrim trying to find a Jesus worthy finding."
--Robert B. Pettit, Professor of Sociology, Manchester collage, Manchester, UK

Jimmy R. Watson is a United Church of Christ pastor presently serving within the Indiana-Kentucky convention. he's the writer of Jesus remains to be conversing during the Gospel of Mark (2011) and a number of other "Still conversing" devotionals for the United Church of Christ. He holds a PhD from Baylor college within the box of Theology and Ethics.

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