Breakout Session 1B: “Sinai and the Saints: Reading and Teaching Old Testament Legal Material” by Jay Todd
Summary: In this breakout session, Dr. Jay Todd discusses the way in which Christians should read and apply the Old Testament legal material. As a key point in this discussion, he addresses the relationship between the Old and New Covenants and how Christians, though not under the Old Covenant laws, still understand the Old Covenant laws as they are recorded in various places in the Old Testament as a part of Christian Scripture. Dr. Todd has written more extensively on this topic in his book Sinai and the Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community.
Dr. Jay Todd (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies and a Division Chair at College of the Ozarks. He is also an elder/pastor at Christ’s Covenant Church in Branson, MO. Dr. Todd is the author of Sinai and the Saints and Remember, O Yahweh. He and his wife Christina have three children: Maisy, Lily, and Isaac.