Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Jesus of John's Gospel

When I teach my introduction to the gospels course at Ashland Seminary one thing that I discover time and again is that, for most people, the Gospel according to John is the favorite. The Jesus in John seems so much larger than life than the Jesus of the synoptics. Jesus as divine and "other worldly" is more pronounced in John. But the portrayal of Jesus in John is, at times, very different than the Jesus of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

Over at the NT Pod Mark Goodacre has posted a 10 minute podcast explaining the picture of Jesus in John's Gospel. This is Mark's 57th installment of the NTPod and if you have not taken time to listen to his previous posts you are missing some good stuff.


1 comment:

  1. Great post! I also like the Jesus of John...but hubby isn't as found of John's Jesus as I am.