The last couple of weeks I have been preaching on the uniqueness of Jesus and why we he deserves our honor and worship as God-in-flesh. I have to confess that this is something I do with more than a little fear and trembling because I don't want to A. put down any other religions or B. appear arrogant in lifting up Jesus, as I feel other pastors and Christians have been.
I don't think that lifting up Jesus means being like a school-yard bully "Ha, ha my God is better than your God!" Yet at the same time, I deeply believe that Jesus coming to earth is a singular event in history and I want to witness to how much Jesus means to me and how he is worthy of glory and praise. How to do both at the same time? It is a question I have approached with a lot of thought. I hope that my sermons and our worship of the last couple of weeks and in the weeks to come will help us to strike the right balance as a faith community.