Louise KellyScott thank you that is really hpulfel. I think Mark is getting at this point as well that any human who is truly committed to God and helps us better understand God's will can be viewed as one of God's children. But, while this may be the way we are describing the term Son of God' or Child of God'- I don't think that is what is usually meant when people describe Jesus as THE Son of God. My impression is that the Son of God title has become hopelessly tied up with the birth narrative. Even though professor Borg tries in his post to make it clear that this is not how he is using the term, I guess I wonder why he chooses to use that term at all. If there have been many Sons of God' throughout history, then calling Jesus a son of God is nothing special. But if by calling Jesus the Son of God, we mean that he somehow was supernaturally God's son, then it seems to be making Jesus unrealistically special. I personally find the title Messiah , or the phrase God's ultimate revelation to be much more meaningful. Certainly to outsiders, the Son of God' title, in this day and age, is a concept that tends to alienate. I have found that Christians tend to be so comfortable with this phrase that they don't realize how it is viewed by others.