one of our faith's most challenging questions: Was Jesus God?

You might think the answer to that question is a simple, "Of course he was!" But the biblical record - particularly from Jesus himself - is not at all that clear. In fact, it can be argued that New Testament writers by and large declare Jesus NOT to be God... as does Jesus himself!

We don't expect you to believe that assertion now... or ever...if you don't want to. But we warmly invite you to join us for the conversation that arises from our thorough review of Scripture on the issue. We're looking at nearly every relevant moment in the Gospels, and dozens of texts in Acts, Paul's letters, and the rest of the New Testament. In addition, we'll explore Old Testament passages that might inform our discussion.

Our "To the Pointe" Sunday group (9:00 a.m. lower level) is still in the early stages of its provocative inquiry. For a sense of the depth of this study, we invite you to review/download the list of Gospels texts the group will consider. When you click the image to this left of this article, you'll be taken to our downloads page, from which you'll be able to access both the list of Gospels texts and the full content of the cited verses.

So far, the group's discussions have been thoughtful, respectful, and provocative. We invite you to join them!