The Gospels often depict Jesus in ways early Christians found embarrassing.
Consider these 22 examples:
This is relevant because the Gospels recording embarrassing things about their founder and Lord would constitute the quintessential humiliation for them.
The Gospels and Acts record overtly embarrassing features and behaviors of their Christian leaders.
Consider these examples:
Of course it is all relevant because...
- Peter Williams: “For the core texts of Christianity to contain so much material critical of the first Christian leaders is unusual when considered against other religious or political movements.” [Can we trust the Gospels (Crossway, 2018), 130.]