Following Jesus

One of the great contributions of progressive Christianity’s embrace of the quest for the historical Jesus is the renewed focus on the humanity of Jesus.  He returns to being a spiritually evolved person whom we can hope to emulate, or at the very least learn from.  Not fundamentally different from us, just much farther along the path of awakening.  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do…”  (John 14:12)