There are parts of the bible that we Christians like to ignore and classify as irrelevant. Parts that talk about boiling a young goat in its mother’s milk. And a lot of stuff about being unclean. A. J. Jacobs talks about this stuff quite a bit in The Year of Living Biblically. The thing is, while I’m not living by probably 70% of old testament law, I do think there’s value in understanding why those laws were given. When we hear about not eating pork or lobster, I believe it’s important to know why and see if maybe we could be healthier by taking these laws seriously today. If you believe that God gave instructions to the ancient Israelis, you’ve got to wonder how much of those instructions had unexplained benefits that would still apply.