Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Bible & Culture


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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Digging Up Dirt on the Bible

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Over the years, I’ve fooled a lot of people into liking me. They read what I write or hear me speak and figure, “He seems relatively normal and non-criminal.” Of […]

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Picking and Choosing From the Bible

By Jared Byas, M.A.

I think we should stop using “You just pick and choose what you apply from the Bible” as an insult. Of course we do. Anyone who doesn’t follow the 613 […]

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White Privilege Is Actually a Thing

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I’ve reflected on that moment a lot since. It dawned on me this was the first time I really saw and felt my white privilege. I have never in my life walked into any kind of store and had employees stop what they are doing, stare, and begin plotting what to do about me because of the color of my skin.

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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 latest book How The Bible Actually Works. Should we be the least bit surprised when we, along with […]

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