Readers may find April DeConick’s series on how the Jesus Seminar is “bankrupt” of interest (her word). April, a professor at Rice University, is by no means a defender of traditional orthodoxy with respect to Christianity. She views the Gnostic material and theology much too positively for that.  Below are the links to her now four-part series on why she thinks the Jesus created by the Jesus Seminar is suspect. I agree with a number of her observations, though we’d go in different directions on replacing that Jesus with something better.  She is hardly alone in her criticisms, especially of method.  Since the Jesus Seminar is passed off by less-than-astute popular religion media (every year it seems to make the covers of TIME, Newsweek, around Easter), her criticisms are worth reading.

Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4