Was Jesus a “man”?

“Our Savior was no pale, thin, wispy-looking man. He was strong. He was muscular.” A line from Greg Laurie’s 1993 book Every Day with Jesus brings it all back: the Evangelical obsession with gender performance. We were raised to think that being “a man” is the key to it all.

If you’re a girl, you‘re to look to such “men” as standard-bearers, their divine gender being the measure of everything. Then I realized: Jesus was hardly a masculine figure. He’s a bit girly.

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