USA Today had an interesting opinion piece titled, What has happend to America’s Jesus?.
While I share the writer’s dislike of the embarrassing way some claim to speak for Jesus in our country and the ridiculously un-Jesus-like things they do, I think he didn’t go back far enough. He’s compared today’s misconceptions about Jesus to another generation’s misconceptions about Jesus, but possibly ignored the actual Jesus altogether. The one who is the Way, Truth, and Life. The one who threw people out of the Temple and healed broken people whom no one else would touch. The one who refused to eat for a 40 day fast and who fed thousands with one kids’ meal.
But the article got me thinking…
Who speaks for Jesus today?
Does ‘conservative American’ really equal ‘a voice for Jesus’?
Is more conservative the same as more Christian?
Is Satan using a few hot button issues to distract conservative Christians from the real Jesus or will the battle for Christ truly be won or lost in these issues?
Is one political slant more or less Christian than another?
What are we doing to find out what Jesus really has to say?
What do you think?