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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Cristina Varela

Hi Alex,

I think this response was beautiful- thank you for sharing your perspective. I think I viewed the Bible as one cohesive story as a little girl, outside of wondering why the God of the Old Testament was so much easier able to punish than in the New Testament.

When I reached the age of reason and asked these questions, I got the generic response that the New Testament is a fulfillment of the Old and simply accepted it. I think I need to reread the Old Testament with a more curious heart rather than accepting what people older than me say blindly.