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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Biblical Theology

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The “Pete Ruins Christmas” Series: Jesus the Jewish King

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Many of you no doubt are familiar with this Christmas hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”: O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile […]

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The Law of Love

By Jared Byas, M.A.

In the Bible scholars often talk of two kinds of law: apodictic and casuistic. These are part of a collection of fancy words that we use as a secret code […]

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On Speaking the Truth in Love

By Jared Byas, M.A.

An Excerpt from Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps us From Loving Like Jesus If we want to really get to the bottom of that phrase, “speaking […]

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Why God Isn’t Always Behind Our Successes or Failures (Thankfully)

By Jared Byas, M.A.

There is a karma-like understanding in the Bible that we find particularly in the book of Deuteronomy. If you do good things, God will bless you. If you do bad […]

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Engaging the Bible as If God Were Out Ahead of Us

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:10 Thus says the ancient, postexilic, author […]

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What the Bible Says About Right & Wrong

By Jared Byas, M.A.

On the podcast we are constantly exploring these two questions: what is the Bible and what do we do with it? Well, in the past few years, these questions have […]

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