Josh Philpot

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Christ the Educator

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One of my former professors, Jonathan Pennington, has an excellent article at the Gospel Coalition on Christ the Educator:

Among many other reasons, Jesus is beautiful because he is multi-faceted; he is not a flat character or a one-dot-on-a-white-canvas piece of minimalist art. He is multi-dimensional. We begin to glimpse this glory through the diverse titles the God-man bears and holds—Christ, Messiah, Anointed One, Savior, Friend, King, High Priest, Creator, Pantocrator (Almighty), Lord, Crucified One, Risen One, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David, New Adam/Second Adam/Last Adam, King of the Jews, Man of Sorrows, Light of the World, Hope of All Nations, Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Prophet, Apostle, Bread of Life, Rabbi, Paraclete, Lion, and Lamb. In this many-layered variety we get a hint of what Jonathan Edwards called the glorious juxtaposition of divine excellencies.

But there’s another title Jesus wears, even though few Christians today have uttered or considered it. He is Christ the Educator.

Rest the rest here.


Written by Josh Philpot

July 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Theology

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