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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Evangelicalism

The Bible for Normal People

Peter Leithart, Biblical Criticism, and oh for heaven’s sake, seriously?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Recently, Peter Leithart expressed in satire his deep misgivings about the practice of historical criticism. His bottom line seems to be that historical criticism of the Bible is a big, big, big […]

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let’s talk about sexual purity and evangelical anxiety, shall we?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is a book review of Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence, by Sarah Moslener. The review itself isn’t by me but by someone who actually knows what […]

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the (or at least “a”) problem with evangelical white churches

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Below are some words of wisdom from Harvie M. Conn (1933-99) from his book Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace. Conn was one of my theology professors in seminary, who spent 12 years […]

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7 problems with a recent evangelical defense of the historicity of Genesis 1-11

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Zondervan’s latest volume in their popular “Counterpoints” series concerns the historicity of Genesis 1-11, Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters. The three well-known contributors are James […]

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A Book That Actually Claims There is Actually A Future For Evangelicalism That Doesn’t Involve Killing Each Other

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

My friend Harold Heie has a passionate commitment to fostering respectful conversations on the internet about difficult topics among evangelicals. Heie is Senior Fellow at the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College (full bio here). He […]

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The Bible for Normal People

another article on inerrantist biblical scholars and “protective strategies”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I recently posted, with some commentary, an article published by Stephen L. Young on inerrantist biblical scholars employing “protective strategies” and “privileging insider claims” in their publications. In that article, Young, […]

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