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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dave Kerwin View Post
"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 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."
I imagine him to be skinny and tall with birdy legs. I cannot think of many Arab people who have big biceps. He may have had calloused hands from being a carpenter, but most of us have calloused hands from doing everyday work. He was just an average dude in my mind.
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