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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Biblical Theology

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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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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