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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Interview with Mike McHargue: That Topic that Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon: Science and the Bible

Welcome to episode 5 with our guest “Science Mike” McHargue, author of Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science, and host of the insanely popular “The Liturgists” podcast. Mike is utterly guileless about his own walk of faith, and is a major go-to voice for many who struggle with an ancient faith in a modern world.

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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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