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Reply To: Did any of the similarities or differences between Christian and Jewish theology surprise you? If so, which/why?

Katherine Helmick

Thank you for the reply, Alexandra! I agree about inclusivity. It seems important to me that the church establish what the ultimate purpose of being ‘inclusive’ is. There are some things about the Bible that are fundamentally not inclusive – like God choosing Israel, not the other nations; Abraham, not Lot; Noah, not the other people. Even the most liberal churches don’t support including everyone (that’s what safeguarding is all about – deciding what to exclude), so what is our underlying principle for making choices?