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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Christian Faith & Life

god is love

What You Risk Theologically When You Say “God Is Love”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Ironic, isn’t it, that two cherished pieces of evangelical theology—God’s love and God’s unchangeableness—sit so uncomfortably together, at least once you dig down a bit.

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theological disagreements

A Blog Post in Which I Get Belligerent About Theological Belligerence

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

One cannot use Jesus and Paul as a justification for pathology–and excuse to see a gospel-survival conflict at every point of disagreement.

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god's voice

“Maybe You’re Just Not Listening” (My Mom . . . or God.)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In The Sin of Certainty, I tell a brief story about the time I was in middle school and made myself a sandwich. After I was done, I tied up […]

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trust the bible

“How Can I Trust the Bible?” (You Might Be Asking)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

“You’re sort of presenting a new paradigm for thinking about the Bible a new way a new path forward. And I sort of get it. And it explains some things. […]

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Young People Dropping Out of Faith

A Thought on Young People Dropping Out of Faith

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

They have lost interest in what amounts to a shallow, quasi-biblical expression of Christian faith, one that focuses far too much on the not yet. Ironically, in their critique they are putting their finger on something central to the Good News.

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Don't Silence Jen Hatmaker

The Power of Stories: How Jen Hatmaker is Changing Minds About the Bible

By Jared Byas, M.A.

We tell our story to connect to anyone who feels they are no longer welcome in their church community, a house they helped build through tears, laughter, prayer, confession, breaking of bread, and week after week of showing up to serve. We want to tell a broader story that says “You belong.”

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