2 Corinthians 11:4 – For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!
Leave it to Jan Linn to put a unique spin on the resurrection of Jesus. After all, the former Lynchburg College chaplain has gained a national reputation as a theological maverick with his criticism of the religious right and his ever-evolving belief that the world is big enough to accommodate diverse expressions of faith. Still, as he makes quite clear in his latest book, “A Different Jesus: A Christian Theology Big Enough for an Interfaith World,” Linn isn’t among those Christian thinkers who debunk the idea that Jesus was raised from the dead. “Something very profound occurred that affected his followers greatly,” said Linn, who will be signing copies of his book at Givens Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 10. “It had to have been more than just believing in his ideas. I think there is more evidence out there to support the resurrection than to refute it.” But here’s where Linn throws traditionalists a curve. More