Why Jesus Was More Than Just a Man


Was Jesus just a man? Many popular presentations of Jesus emphasize his moral and social teachings, without ever acknowledging that his first followers actually worshiped him as a divine figure.

In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Jerome Van Kuiken challenges us to think of Jesus Christ as more than a man. He is the one whose life, death, and resurrection has set the world free from the powers of sin, death, and the devil.

Read more about Jesus and his self-understanding (popular level):
Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N. T. Wright
Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God by Timothy Keller
The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited by Scot McKnight
Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels by Craig Evans

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Dr. Jerome Van Kuiken is Associate Professor of Ministry and Christian Thought at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He is an ordained member of the Wesleyan Church and several other fellowships and ministries.