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When God Is Unfaithful: Reclaiming a Theology of Lament

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Almost three years ago I attended a lecture on Psalms by Walter Brueggemann at Wayne Presbyterian Church here in suburban Philadelphia. Part of his talk dealt with what he called […]

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The Church Needs a Healthy Theology of Lament: A Thought for the Holidays

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The church needs a healthy theology of lament. Not an agreed-upon short moment of sorrow so things can get back to normal. But a season to complain, be perplexed, shattered. To be angry. […]

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Reading the Old Testament Christotelicly Podcast Episode

Episode 117: Reading the Old Testament Christotelicly

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete discusses how New Testament authors use the Old Testament in their writings as he explores the following questions: Why […]

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Hold Your Beliefs Lightly

Remember to Hold Your Beliefs Lightly: The Bible Says So

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The Old Testament models an intentionally innovative, adaptive, and contemporizing theological dynamic—a recasting of the past to speak to the changing present and for a vision for the future.

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Honoring Tradition by Reshaping It: Our Sacred Responsibility

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

We honor tradition best when we take seriously the sacred responsibility for shaping it.

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doubt and staying christian anyway

8 Thoughts on Staying Christian Anyway

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I have begun to see that those who cry out to God may be perched at the very point where true communion with God begins, because they are in the unique position of surrendering fully from self to God.

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