Dave Benson?is founding director of Traverse, a PhD Candidate, and a lecturer at Malyon College.
If you were the Son of God?with thirty-three years to save the world?how would you invest your time? If it were me, I?d kick off with some spectacular show to draw attention, and then stick it to the guys in power to reclaim my kingdom. No dilly dallying, right? Out with the mundane, and in with the miraculous. If the ?good news? is simply that the Saviour paid for our sins on the cross, then I?d want to head straight to Jerusalem for the showdown, not get holed up in some sweat shop for half my life.
And this is precisely why Jesus? life is an enigma. His path meandered.