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 enjoyed reading your thoughts. I agree that many Western Christians do not know or are indifferent about God’s covenant with Israel. In the future, I hope that churches in the United States become more interested in the Hebraic roots of Christianity and incorporate more often in sermons. The information that I have learned in this course has only deepened my faith and expanded my understanding of how Jewish and Christian relations have influenced the world today.