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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Christian Faith & Life

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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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God is Not A Being

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A God whose existence or nonexistence you can argue is a thing beside others within the universe of existing things. . . . It is regrettable that scientists believe that […]

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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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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

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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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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