This is the first episode in a series on the historical Jesus. We will focus heavily on Jesus’s message on the kingdom of God in this series. The historical Jesus is a branch of scholarship on Jesus, one which focuses on Jesus as a human being in a specific context. It attempts to study Jesus as objectively as possible. Although we cannot entirely separate our faith claims from our study of Jesus, we will attempt to be as honest as possible about what the gospels can tell us about Jesus of Nazareth. This will lead to difficult questions about faith claims, which we will also address. This episode features a discussion on Jesus’s understanding of the kingdom of God.