What would it look like for a group of Christians to live for one month according to the book of Leviticus? Well, we've done it. In conjunction with a winter sermon series on Leviticus (preached by our very own Daniel Harrell), a tribe of folks became living sermon illustrations for this reality sermon series. Through interpretation and practice (and trial and error) we tried to answer the question: How do we regard Old Testament law in contemporary Christian life? Are we to take Leviticus as seriously as we take the Sermon on the Mount or the book of Romans?
The experiment is over, but the conversation continues! You're invited to read and make comments on the church blog and on the Facebook Living Leviticus website (where you will find loads of comments and plenty of photos and videos). Your input matters!
Clearly, “living Levitically” required an interpretive grid. Because the strictures of Leviticus exist in a particular cultural context, we had to work to understand how to translate them into our culture. Walter Kim suggested some guidelines for doing that here.
Here's hoping you'll engage with us as we reflect what it means to keep all the decrees and laws of the Lord.
"The goat shall be used for making atonement
by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat."
Read and hear sermons on Leviticus from Daniel and Walter.