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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Biblical Theology

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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The Bible for Normal People

Prophetic Optimism

By Jared Byas, M.A.

by Jared Byas In the midst of Christian radio taglines that equate Christian with positive thinking and speakers that subtly question the faith of anyone who acknowledges that life really […]

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calling god

I’m Tired of Calling God “God”—and It Might Even Be Unbiblical

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I recently finished a book draft where I talk about God a lot. And it finally hit me that I’m tired of writing “God” all the time. It feels lazy […]

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a brief thought on John Dominic Crossan’s new book on the Bible and God’s violence

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A few weeks ago I read John Dominic Crossan’s new book How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation, and […]

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