Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

What Is the Bible & What Do We Do with It?

In this season finale episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared reflect on the first season of guests and topics and how they helped inform the big questions that drive this podcast. They explored the following questions:

  • What is revelation and what do encounters with God give us?
  • If the Bible isn’t a rulebook, what is it?
  • How can Rohr’s tricycle analogy helps us approach the Bible in new ways?
  • What’s the point of the Bible? Belief, doctrine, or wisdom?
  • How is struggle different in Jewish and Christian communities?

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Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity, with Amy-Jill Levine

Interview with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine: Jesus, Judaism, & Christianity

July 1, 2019

On this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, we look back to our time with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine on understanding Jesus is his Jewish context. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the author of a number of books including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.

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  • “…One of the reasons parables are sometimes listed as difficult to understand is because they tell us stuff we actually really know deep down, but we’ve got it so repressed we don’t want to acknowledge it.” Amy-Jill Levine
  • “We all tell our stories the way we want to hear them. The Hebrews did it, the early followers of Jesus did it, the United States has done it, the world does it – it’s what we do.” Amy-Jill Levine

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