Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

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New Year’s Note to Self

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Dear Self, Here are things you can’t control: God other people Here is something you can control: yourself There’s more, but this should be enough to keep you occupied in […]

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Just Sit There

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

If you’ve ever tried to be still, just still, you know how hard this is. We long for noise, distractions–anything to spare us from admitting to ourselves that things are […]

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(Shut Up, Already, and) Listen to the Desert

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I recently read Listen to the Desert: Secrets of Spiritual Maturity from the Desert Fathers and Mothers by Gregory Mayers. I know it can appear stylish to read these ancient […]

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Teaching Kids the Gospel

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I was interviewed today by Jared Byas on some of my thoughts on teaching kids the Gospel.

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Fear Leads to Anger: Unpacking Theological Belligerence

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

My point: Belligerence in theological discussions is a reaction to a deep fear—typically unperceived—that one’s metanarrative is under threat. Let me put that in English: People fight about their views […]

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Why It’s Good to Doubt God

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

About a year ago, I posted on my old website a lecture I gave at Asuza Pacific University on the role of doubt in the Christian life. Below is a greatly […]

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