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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Defending the Faith

do inerrantist biblical scholars employ “protective strategies” and “privilege insider claims”? — a new article you’ll want to read.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Stephen L. Young (ABD doctoral student, Brown University, Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean), recently published and article (the first of two) “exposing” inerrantist biblical scholarship: “Protective Strategies and the Prestige of […]

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Canaanite genocide: it’s OK because it wasn’t THAT bad (was it?)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Here is my second post on my reaction to the RNS interview with Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of […]

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the Canaanites weren’t the “worst sinners ever”: engaging Copan and Flannagan on Canaanite extermination

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Earlier this month, Jonathan Merritt over at RNS interviewed Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. […]

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2 more reasons why Eric Metaxas’s “science proves God” approach falters

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

On Christmas day, Eric Metaxas published an op-ed piece in the WSJ “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God.” The title concerned me a bit. Metaxas is a bright guy, and I […]

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The Casualty Problem (Hardman, parts 3 of 3)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today we have the third and final post in Randy Hardman’s 3 part series on his experiences as an official Christian apologist and why he felt he had to move on […]

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The Exodus of Inerrancy and Entrance Into Authenticity (Hardman, part 2 of 3)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today we continue our 3-part series by Randy Hardman on his experiences as an official Christian apologist and why he felt he had to move on from that vocation. (The […]

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