Author Steve Nichols discusses some of the themes and observations found in his book Jesus: Made in America.
Nichols and the team at Christ the Center discuss the distinctions between the common cultural perception of Jesus as opposed to the Biblical Jesus. Our impressions of Jesus are largely based on a Victorian misrepresentation that our society has built a false image on.
One chapter he has titled ‘Jesus and Vinyl’ where he demonstrates that Christian’s draw most of their understanding of Jesus from phrases and choruses from Christian music that taken together provides a very distorted picture of who Christ is, and in reality is theology in a vacuum.
The bottom line of Nichols argument is that our society has made Jesus in our image which is far from the Biblical context.
This is a very enjoyable discussion about a subject that impacts every Christian today.