Forced Choices: OT vs. NT

I thought I’d try something new on Saturdays. I’ll throw out a “forced choice,” some pair or set of related things, and you have to choose which one you like best. I’m not going to give any explanation beyond that, so you’ll have to come up with your own basis for choosing. Feel free to make a comment on why you voted the way you did, but that’s not necessary.

So, here’s your first forced choice. What do you think?


About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on September 3, 2011, in Misc. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Without Jesus the OT narrative is incomplete.

  2. Are you trying to make Marcionites out of us?

  3. I choose the OT primarily because it is more challenging to my faith, as well as (in my opinion) offers richer, more rounded pictures of what the NT points to: the salvation that will be unveiled with Jesus when he returns.

  4. OT is more difficult to form divisive dogma’s with.

  5. OT, because it’s so much more fun to read Hebrew narrative than Paul. Just saying.

  6. I have been truly enjoying my OT studies. Minor Prophets and the Wisdom lit has truly shown me a lot of the depth to enjoying the NT metaphors…I’m looking forward to the Pentateuch this semester…and the riches it should bring forth.

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