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“I Wonder What God Thinks of the Bible.” A Play in One Act.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Actors: One or more Jewish scribes living during the Babylonian Exile or sometime thereafter. God  Jewish scribe(s): Oh Lord, we’ve had it pretty rough lately, what with the exile and […]

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rethink the bible

10 Books that Made Me Rethink the Bible, and So Can You

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This is not my 10 “best” books list, nor am I suggesting these are “must reads” for everyone (though they are all great books), but they may help you rethink the Bible. These are […]

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trust the bible

“How Can I Trust the Bible?” (You Might Be Asking)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

“You’re sort of presenting a new paradigm for thinking about the Bible a new way a new path forward. And I sort of get it. And it explains some things. […]

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Jesus' influence on history

Jesus Comes in Third

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This is a guest post from Eric A. Seibert, adapted from Disarming the Church: Why Christians Must Forsake Violence to Follow Jesus and Change the World (Eugene, OR: Cascade 2018) […]

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The Bible sends us on a Path of Wisdom

The Path of Wisdom: The Bible Actually Invites Us on a Quest

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

If we take Scripture seriously, we will find our expectations challenged & come to see that the Bible invites us to join an ancient sacred quest to follow the path of Wisdom.

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David and Goliath

King David, Time Travel, and Whoa, What the Heck is Going on Here!?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

It was more important to these ancient editors who produced the Old Testament to preserve conflicting traditions and put them together somehow, even if awkwardly, than to eliminate them for the sake of achieving logical coherence.

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