Robert Miller’s thoughtful response to critics of the Jesus Seminar, myself included, is of value not least because of its irenic tone. It was my aim when I wrote The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press, 1995) to approach the matter in the same way. Arguments should be answered with arguments, not mere rhetoric or polemics. I have no complaints whatsoever about open forums of discussion on the historical Jesus and his life, times and teachings. Public discourse is certainly not the problem.