Project of historical Jesus research

At one of the #SBL sessions last week, a colleague said he does #historicalJesus research because he wants to #makeJesusRelevant. I protested this. If the project is to make Jesus relevant, then you get the #CheGuevara Jesus or the #spiritualButNotReligious Jesus or something else that Jesus clearly was not. As a consumer and producer of historical fiction I want to bridge the strangeness of the past and make that strange and different world come alive. I challenged the historical Jesus researchers to do this.
As John Meier says, nothing ages quicker than relevance.