Most of our taming of Jesus is invisible to us and most of it is unintentional. Some of it is intentional and some of it hidden because otherwise it would be too visible. But we tame Jesus because sometimes his Word is too powerful or too penetrating. Sometimes because we are not ready for it and sometimes because we want to get beyond Jesus. But his word stands there — in its utter simplicity and clarity. But we do tame his words.
Scot McKnight's entire post can be read here.