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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?

Audra Jones

Hi Blake,

Thank you so much for your post and for sharing. I also attended a Southern Baptist Church and experienced the opposite of what you witnessed. I had a church that revered the Old Testament because of its ability to confirm the divinity of Christ. Despite this difference, I was also not exposed to the theological terms Dr. McDermott describes in my upbringing. I think, like you believed in your own church, that most churches use laymen terms in sermons and around their congregations to connect us to the Bible.