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Does Your God Recycle?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This blog post is taken, more or less as is, from my book How The Bible Actually Works. You can learn more by reading the book or by purchasing the […]

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The Bible Really Isn’t About “History,” Really

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

So, here’s the thing. When we read any piece of literature that deals with the past, we are actually dealing with two kinds of pasts: the past of the event […]

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“Aha” Moments: Biblical Scholars Tell Their Stories – Pete Enns

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Following my last post, here is the first installment of a series – biblical scholars from evangelical backgrounds telling their stories about their “aha” moments that convinced them they needed to find […]

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Dealing With the Bible: A Conversation Between Then and Now.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

So, here’s my point. There is virtually nothing in the Bible that doesn’t look very similar to what we know from other cultures and religions of the ancient world. Not […]

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Did the Exodus Story Really Happen?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This blog post was adapted from my recent YouTube video. Good question, and the answer isn’t straightforward. On the positive side, Exodus is Israel’s national origin story—and it starts with […]

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The “Pete Ruins Christmas” Series: Jesus the Jewish King

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Many of you no doubt are familiar with this Christmas hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”: O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile […]

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