Both President Obama and Governor Romney have had to repeatedly address their views about an itinerant rabbi who lived 2000 years ago.
But why does anyone care?
Yale historian Jeroslav Pelikan wrote, “Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western Culture for almost 20 centuries. If it were possible, with some sort of super magnet, to pull up out of history every scrap of metal bearing at least a trace of his name, how much would be left?”
It turns out that the life of Jesus is a comet with an exceedingly long tale. Here are some shards of his impact that most often surprise people:
Read more. Excellent insights here. Important in an age when so many deny the vital contributions of Christianity, often because of the many terrible abuses of those who claim to be Christians. As C.S. Lewis commented, still true, many who claim to be Christians have never been fully converted. It’s a process. We don’t just claim to be saved and going to heaven without working on our issues.