Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

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review a book

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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happy holidays

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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defending the bible

3 Ways I Would Like to See (At Least Some) Evangelical Leaders Stop Defending the Bible

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is about rhetoric I have heard from Evangelical leaders when defending a biblical position.

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biblical scholarship

3 Things I Would Like to See Evangelical Leaders Stop Saying about Biblical Scholarship

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Now and then, and more often than I would like, I come across sweeping public claims made by Evangelical leaders about the state of modern critical biblical scholarship—namely that it is on life support and can safely be brushed aside.

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