5 min on Christology using 4 splits that frame the debate.

  • Divine/Human
  • Jesus/Christ
  • Unique/Particular
  • Type/Degree

This approach recognizes that Jesus was unique in human history in that:

  1. Jesus shows us something unique about God
  2. God was present with Jesus in a unique way that comprised Jesus’ identity and character.

It avoids the dangerous temptation to say that Jesus was not fully human, only appeared human, or was a different kind of human. It also allows us to embrace Jesus as a model for full-humanity (to the Nth degree) and openness to God’s calling in our own lives.

I would love to hear your questions, comments, and concerns.