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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Evangelicalism

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The Great Unbiblical Political Error of White American Evangelicalism

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

White Evangelicalism’s overwhelming support for Donald Trump continues to be a source of bewilderment, if not exasperation, among Christians of a wider swath.  The president’s well documented moral corruption, both […]

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Apparently 2020 is the Year of the Bible

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

2020 has the honor of being “The Year of the Bible,” at least according to Bible 2020, a global Evangelical organization, including the National Association of Evangelicals, World Evangelical Alliance, […]

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How Not to Review a Book (or, Here We Go Again)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I don’t normally respond to critical reviews of my books. I don’t really see the point. Not everyone likes every book, and that is just peachy as far as I’m […]

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On Why I Say Happy Holidays

By Jared Byas, M.A.

“You know me, I am no fan of the term X-mas or X anything. I make my kids play Christ-box 360. And if they break a bone they get Christ-rays.” […]

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Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

I Still Think There Is a “Scandal of the Evangelical Mind” and Here It Is: You’re Not Allowed to Use It

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The scandal of the Evangelical mind is that doctrine determines academic conclusions. Degrees, books, papers, and other marks of prestige are valued—provided you come to predetermined conclusions.

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Why young Christians leave the church

Why Young Christians Leave Church

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In my experience, the main problem isn’t so much Christianity itself as much as the cultural baggage that has been heaped upon it, which I feel is a problem that every generation of every era needs to address. 

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