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The Idolatry of the Oscars

By Jared Byas, M.A.

When I was an impressionable youth I had an adult compare the Oscar statue to the idols of old, those stone figures that the Israelites foolishly worshipped instead of the […]

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The Bible’s True Purpose Is to Make You Feel Good About Yourself (JK)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

From where I stand, the Bible’s true purpose is more than supplying spiritual information to be downloaded. It holds out for us an invitation to join an ancient, well-traveled, and […]

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Why Does Paul Call Christ a “Mystery”?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Glad you asked. The New Testament reading in church this past Sunday was Ephesians 3:1-12. What struck me was how the author (Paul or a later follower of his) speaks […]

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What Do You Get When You Combine Academics and Game of Thrones? an Interview with Anthony Le Donne

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is an interview with Anthony Le Donne on his new book, Gods of Thrones: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Religions of Ice and Fire. Le Donne (PhD, Durham) is Associate Professor […]

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St. Nicholas Was an Absolute Beast.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In church this past Sunday, as he does each year, our rector handed out a card with an icon of St. Nicholas, similar to the one to the left. On the back […]

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What You Risk Theologically When You Say “God Is Love”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Ironic, isn’t it, that two cherished pieces of evangelical theology—God’s love and God’s unchangeableness—sit so uncomfortably together, at least once you dig down a bit.

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