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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #1
Dave Kerwin
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Default your concept of Jesus?

when you think of Jesus, do you think of a meek dude or a balls out kinda guy?

I found this quote in an article, and it referenced a favorite pastor of mine, and it made me wonder how most people think of Jesus' personality and characteristics. Anyways, here is the snip from an article:

"The aspect of church that men find least appealing is its conception of Jesus. Driscoll put this bluntly in his sermon "Death by Love" at the 2006 Resurgence theology conference (available at TheResurgence.com). According to Driscoll, "real men" avoid the church because it projects a "Richard Simmons, hippie, queer Christ" that "is no one to live for [and] is no one to die for." Driscoll explains, "Jesus was not a long-haired … effeminate-looking dude"; rather, he had "callused hands and big biceps." This is the sort of Christ men are drawn to—what Driscoll calls "Ultimate Fighting Jesus."

and further it says: "Driscoll comes closest to imagining Jesus as the model of maleness when he argues that "latte-sipping Cabriolet drivers" do not represent biblical masculinity, because "real men"—like Jesus, Paul, and John the Baptist— are "dudes: heterosexual, win-a-fight, punch-you-in-the-nose dudes." In other words, because Jesus is not a "limp-wristed, dress-wearing hippie," the men created in his image are not sissified church boys; they are aggressive, assertive, and nonverbal."

Mark Driscoll is a pretty sweet dude if anyone wants to youtube him. So what is your concept of Christ's demanor?
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