Which Laws Still Apply?

Today Allison raised a wonderful issue in class: how do we know which laws from the Hebrew Scriptures we should still follow and which ones we no longer need to follow in Christ?

I don’t have the answer to this question. But it reminded me of an interesting TED talk from a journalist named A.J. Jacobs who spent one full year trying to live according to the laws in the Bible as literally as possible. Mr. Jacobs is Jewish and is an agnostic, so I don’t agree 100% with some of his conclusions from his experience, but it’s a fascinating window into what it would mean to follow the 613 commandments in the Torah on a daily basis. Maybe his quest will be instructive to us in some way as we wrestle with this important question.

Enjoy, and comment away!


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