Trevin Wax has written an article titled Give Me the Doubly Offensive Jesus, Please.
The article appears at The Gospel Coalition’s website. You should take the time to read it. While you are at it, you may find Trevin’s other articles useful as well. I find him to be very thoughtful and clear in his posts.
In the article linked above, Wax explains that Jesus was offensive to both the religious folks and the non-religious folks. He rubbed everyone the wrong way in his claims. But we tend to think of him one way or the other. He is either the one who looked down on the religious and embraced the worldly, or he was the one who called the sinful world to repentance and warned of judgment for sins.
Have we lost the doubly offensive Jesus? What do you think?