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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Biblical Theology

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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the Bible’s mythic worldview and why you should care (a brief review of a new book)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Do you want a book that describes how the biblical writers themselves actually understood the cosmos? Of course you do. What a dumb question. Well, do you want that book to […]

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turning the world upside down: the Bible against American imperialism

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is an interview with Berry Friesen and John K. Stoner, authors of If Not Empire, What?: A Survey of the Bible. The authors are deeply concerned that “empire” […]

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I’m pretty sure God’s isn’t a helicopter parent

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Ours is the generation of parents who hover over our children to help insulate them from failure and insure their “success” in life. But, as the previous generation’s parents will […]

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Retributive Violence

Is God Out to Get You or Forgive You? Retributive Violence and the Gospel

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I’ve been doing some writing lately, and a nagging topic keeps coming up in one way or another and won’t leave me alone. Last year, I put up a few […]

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Does Paul’s Theology Require a Historical Adam? Thoughts from J. R. Daniel Kirk

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Recently, Daniel Kirk posted his thoughts on the historical Adam question in Fuller Theological Seminary’s Spring 2013 issue of “Theology, News, and Notes.” He followed up with a post on his […]

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