- Pathfinder

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?

Robert Burkett

I enjoyed your characterization of nondenominational evangelical churches as “stealth Baptist.” I also find it interesting that despite you growing up in a heavily Protestant environment, it sounds like you were similarly never exposed to the ideas of “supersessionism” or “dispensationalism.” I wonder if their origin is unique to other, specific Protestant denominations or is only really discussed in the context of highly academic theology versus regular church sermons or discussions. Overall, I am glad to know that others of different theological upbringings are similarly wrestling with and processing these questions.