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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Doubt

Doubt: It’s Not Cool or Hipster, but Sacred

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Being “saved” by God is an ongoing process of growth and transformation, of dying and rising, of being “conformed to the image of his [God’s] Son,” as Paul puts it […]

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We Are All Agnostic

By Jared Byas, M.A.

When it comes to God, we are all agnostic. And I think I mean that quite literally. The word comes from the Greek agnosis [α-γνωσις] which simply means “not knowing.” […]

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Yeah, But Where Are the Boundaries?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

If you are someone who has the same question about where the boundaries are now that the landscape looks different, perhaps answering that question should not be priority one.

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sorrow shooting

On God, Shooting Children, and Still Having No Answers

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

What kind of a God would….    Indeed. In my opinion, this is the grand struggle of any faith in God, a higher power, whatever.

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doubt and staying christian anyway

8 Thoughts on Staying Christian Anyway

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I have begun to see that those who cry out to God may be perched at the very point where true communion with God begins, because they are in the unique position of surrendering fully from self to God.

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staying christian

5 Challenges to Staying Christian

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

To utter one’s deepest fears about their faith is for some only slightly less risky that buying heroin on a street corner, and such fear is too common a phenomenon in the various iterations of conservative Protestantism, i.e., for traditions rooted in the importance of detailed and absolute knowledge on a wide range of topics.

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