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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

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The Bible for Normal People

Episcopalians on Science and Faith: gettin’ it done (evangelicals could learn something)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

“The goal of human knowing is neither to exalt science over other forms of inquiry nor to use theology as a magic wand to make things we can’t otherwise explain […]

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10 “I-Can’t-Believe-What-I’m Reading” Lessons from Creationist-Inspired Textbooks

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A couple of days ago, PBS.org posted an article, “10 Interesting Lessons from Creationist-Inspired Textbooks.” The article providers quotes from various textbooks to illustrate the point. The article ends with a short […]

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A 7-Day Creation Story for the 21st Century: Is, pray, such a thing even possible? (answer below)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Problem: The 7-day creation story in Genesis 1 reflects outdated ways of thinking of the universe, but modern scientific models of creation have no soul. Solution: Write an updated version of the Genesis […]

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Einstein: God is Good at Math, but the Bible is “Pretty Childish” (and what I would say to him about that)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In yesterday’s Atlantic, a story appeared about a letter Albert Einstein wrote, now up for auction, wherein he expressed himself on his religious beliefs. To summarize: God as a super mind […]

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Jesus, Women, and the Universe (and it all hangs on the Yankees)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I received recently advance copies of three books that look pretty darn interesting. I intend to get to these books and review them here—as soon as I free up some […]

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“Ken Ham Clubs Baby Seals” (or, it may be time for him to rethink his ministry strategy)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I recently posted some thoughts on reading Genesis like an adult. Ken Ham disagreed, and so posted a response, “Peter Enns Wants Children to Reject Genesis.” Ham’s well-known chosen method […]

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