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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #12 — Jeremiah Didn’t Have a Pentateuch

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The prophet Jeremiah lived during the time when the Babylonians invaded Judah (beginning in 597 BCE) and then captured Jerusalem in 586 BCE, razing the temple and sending many of […]

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Reading the Bible With Mutual Respect

By Jared Byas, M.A.

I don’t know about you but I grew up with this nagging thought in the back of my mind when I read my Bible: am I doing it right? As […]

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Rachel Held Evans and Her God

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I am thinking about Rachel’s passing a year ago, along with many of you. I continue to mourn the tremendous loss to her family and to tens of thousands of […]

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Engaging the Bible as If God Were Out Ahead of Us

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:10 Thus says the ancient, postexilic, author […]

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Year of the Bible: What is the Word of God?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The Bible is often called the “word of God,” which means, among other things, that it has final authority over the life of the Christian. The following passage from the […]

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Reading Someone Else’s Mail

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

We got a new mail carrier some time ago, and I keep getting letters that are clearly intended for someone else, judging by the names and addresses clearly marked on […]

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