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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?

Brandon Showalter

This is absolutely right. The legacy of the Hebrew thought and the Jewish moral law as the underpinning of the West, particularly in the United States, must not be forgotten. Caroline Glick once gave a fascinating lecture about this very thing, explaining how those who shaped the founding documents of the United States were scholars of the Torah. The question, as I see it, is what will it take for people to have an “honest reckoning” with tradition. It seems that there is a moment or series of moments in the life of every sincere Christian that reckoning of that kind is not optional, but a must.