Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Biblical Theology

trust the bible

“How Can I Trust the Bible?” (You Might Be Asking)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

“You’re sort of presenting a new paradigm for thinking about the Bible a new way a new path forward. And I sort of get it. And it explains some things. […]

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Can We Cool It with Whole Marcionite Accusation Thing? Thanks.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

To say that there are two Gods, one of the Old Testament and one of the New, is Marcionism. To say that the one God is portrayed in various—even conflicting—ways is simply a matter of reading the Bible in English.

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resurrection in the old testament

Resurrection in the Old Testament? Like, from the Dead?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

And that is where we find “resurrection” in the Old Testament: returning to the land, where God and his temple are, where there is peace and security, the land promised to Abraham, the land “flowing with mik and honey.”

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Christians in Politics

Christians in Politics: It’s about Holding Powers to a Higher Standard

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

We have the obligation to be sure that justice, peace, and righteousness remain the higher standard by which the state is held accountable rather than aiding and abetting the state to redefine and co-opt that standard.

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life of faith

A Dance of Despair and Joy—a Comment on the Life of Faith

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The readings today at St. Matthew’s (and every other) Episcopal church were Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19. What an interesting pairing. Isaiah’s words are all about the future bliss of […]

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God isn't a helicopter parent

God isn’t the great helicopter parent in the sky (at least that’s what the Bible says)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Although my three children are now (dear God, please) well-adjusted 20-somethings, mine was the generation of parents who hovered over their children to insulate them from failure and ensure their “success” in […]

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