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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Bible & Culture

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Reading the Bible with a Jesus-Centered Approach

By Jared Byas, M.A.

Recently, I wrote about the challenge we face when we are taught to “do what the Bible says,” as though it is a rulebook. Specifically, I wrote about the challenges […]

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Relationship Status with the Rules in the Bible: It’s Complicated

By Jared Byas, M.A.

I find so many Christians who have a complicated and inconsistent relationship with moral rules. I have found that’s partly because we also have a complicated and inconsistent relationship with […]

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Does Your God Recycle?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This blog post is taken, more or less as is, from my book How The Bible Actually Works. You can learn more by reading the book or by purchasing the […]

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The Bible Really Isn’t About “History,” Really

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

So, here’s the thing. When we read any piece of literature that deals with the past, we are actually dealing with two kinds of pasts: the past of the event […]

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Dealing With the Bible: A Conversation Between Then and Now.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

So, here’s my point. There is virtually nothing in the Bible that doesn’t look very similar to what we know from other cultures and religions of the ancient world. Not […]

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A Pilgrimage to Understanding the Biblical World Better

By Guest

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott (Ph.D., The University of Sheffield, England) is an Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Leadership and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible & Archaeology at Jessup University […]

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