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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Christian Faith & Life

adaptive christianity

Progressive No More: Brief Thoughts on Adaptive Christianity

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A confession: I’ve never taken to the term “progressive” Christianity.  A bit too highhanded and dismissive for my tastes, even if I agree with the need to move beyond certain […]

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Why Do We Thank God for Things?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

When my son was 5 or so, we were watching TV and a commercial came on giving aid to starving children in Africa. I think it was the first time […]

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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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