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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Bible & Culture

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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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The Idolatry of the Oscars

By Jared Byas, M.A.

When I was an impressionable youth I had an adult compare the Oscar statue to the idols of old, those stone figures that the Israelites foolishly worshipped instead of the […]

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For the Frustratedly Christian, the Barely Christian, and the Formerly Christian

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Well, I went and did it. I went and wrote another book on the Bible. Is there something wrong with me? Probably. Who knows. But let me get to my […]

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The “Pete Ruins Christmas” Series: Christmas in America and the Old Testament

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The ancient Israelites were as detached from their official religion as are many/most Americans from official Christianity.

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