Monday, May 28, 2007

The McJesus Seminar

The Apostle Paul has this advice for Christians, followed by an important question: "Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?" (2 Corinthians 13:5).

Ever heard of a group of scholars called the Jesus Seminar? I thought not. Most folks haven’t. Because the group employs the name of Jesus it’s necessary for outsiders to find out who they are and what they do. So let’s examine whether they are in the faith, or if they fail the test.

The Jesus Seminar (JS) was founded by the late Robert Funk of Westar Institute in 1985. What was Funk’s purpose for forming the group? To quote from Greg Koukl’s article, The Jesus Seminar Under Fire [1], Funk said, "It is time for us [scholars] to quit the library and study and speak up....The Jesus Seminar is a clarion call to enlightenment. It is for those who prefer facts to fancies, history to histrionics, science to superstition.”

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