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Expanding Your Faith

Expanding Your Faith: Extreme Makeover Edition

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Expanding your faith is like renovating your house. Your 120-year-old Victorian is rock solid, the envy of the neighborhood, though maybe needing a touch up here and there. Until an expert builder […]

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The Bible: It’s Sort of Like A Viral Internet Joke (Or, Why “Original Author” is Overrated)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

If you know how Wikipedia works, you have a good idea of how the authorship of biblical books went down: an anonymous text is added to over time, but none of […]

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Theological Certitude

2 Reasons Why the Bible Does Not Produce Unambiguous Theological Certitude (Or, It’s Going to be OK, People)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

As I’m sitting here, the thought strikes me, “My, Pete, you do write a lot about the Bible. Aren’t you tired? Don’t you want to move on? Maybe make some money, finally?” Yes, […]

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Another Thought on Contradictions: The Biblical Writers Didn’t Record God’s Revelation—They Interpreted It

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

God reveals. The biblical writers interpret God’s revelation. Those interpretations eventually become the Bible. The fact that different writers are interpreting God’s revelation at different times, for different reasons, and for different circumstances […]

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What Is The Bible? Inerrancy Can't Answer.

What Is The Bible? A Good Question That Biblical Inerrancy Can’t Answer.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I deeply respect Scripture, but I am not an inerrantist. I have several reasons for this, but it comes down to two things: The Bible as a whole (rather than […]

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apostle paul

The Apostle Paul: That Liberal, Lukewarm, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Some of you may not be aware, but I write a lot on God, Jesus, the Bible, and things of that sort. I also find—as do others—that every once in […]

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