What Does Your Jesus Look Like?

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By Wesley Davidson
Wesley Davidson is a senior Religious Studies major and Judaic Studies minor from Dothan, Alabama. He plans to continue his study of religion in culture at the graduate level and is currently playing the waiting game after finishing the application process.

A recent story on CNN depicts the controversy over a statue in Davidson, North Carolina. The statue is located outside of Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church, and it renders Jesus Christ as a homeless man lying on a park bench and includes room to sit down beside it. The statue itself has sparked much discussion and debate, and it has caused many to address their own thoughts about who Jesus is. Who is the real Jesus, and what is the best way to represent him?

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