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?
I wonder if there is a sort of middle ground wherein lies the truth. On one hand, it is a mistake to understand Jesus and indeed our faith without the light and background of Hebrew tradition. However, I think there might also be something unique about the church which spans all of mankind. however, I am not sure, and I would not suggest, the latter break God’s promise to the children of Abraham. Something worth praying over for sure.