Tasty Jesus deals with key cultural, philosophical, and theological representations of Christ that find expression in the North American church. Each of these respective cameos of Christ has colored the Christological understanding of many believers in the local assembly. We live in a society deeply embedded in a mindless individualism that is more concerned with a malleable Christ that suits their present taste than the Jesus of both the Bible and historic Christian orthodoxy...


Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt is the Lead Pastor of Lifeline Community. He has a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Davis College, a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology focused in how worldview, philosophy and culture relate to the local church.


"Bryan Hurlbutt speaks prophetically to a generation at risk of losing the real Jesus in the process of re-imagining him according to the current zeitgeist. Wide-ranging in its scope and convincing in its arguments, Tasty Jesus is a smart, helpful, theoretical but also deeply practical book that today’s Christians would do well to read."

- Brett McCracken, Author of Hipster Christianity

"Today, our culture is overrun with a variety of portraits of Jesus tailored to suit the personal preferences of different ideological tastes. Bible-believing academics have addressed these portraits, but their efforts have largely been limited to the scholarly world. But Bryan Hurlbutt’s Tasty Jesus changes things. I have known Bryan for several years. I trust him. And I have great confidence in his insights about culture and ministry. He is an example of the scholar-pastor, having achieved solid academic degrees and a track record in pastoral ministry for 16 years."

- J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, California

"You will come away filled after reading this carefully documented work."

- Louis Barbieri, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Former Chair and Professor of Theology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago