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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Christian Faith & Life

truth in love

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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read the bible

Picking and Choosing From the Bible

By Jared Byas, M.A.

I think we should stop using “You just pick and choose what you apply from the Bible” as an insult. Of course we do. Anyone who doesn’t follow the 613 […]

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white privilege is actually a thing

White Privilege Is Actually a Thing

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I’ve reflected on that moment a lot since. It dawned on me this was the first time I really saw and felt my white privilege. I have never in my life walked into any kind of store and had employees stop what they are doing, stare, and begin plotting what to do about me because of the color of my skin.

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god and blessings

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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bible and respect

Reading the Bible With Mutual Respect

By Jared Byas, M.A.

I don’t know about you but I grew up with this nagging thought in the back of my mind when I read my Bible: am I doing it right? As […]

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rachel held evans

Rachel Held Evans and Her God

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I am thinking about Rachel’s passing a year ago, along with many of you. I continue to mourn the tremendous loss to her family and to tens of thousands of […]

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Everyday Life in Ancient Israel