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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

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The Bible for Normal People

biblical literalism: take a picture, it’ll last longer

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A friend of mine took these photos of a sunrise over Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA. In his words, “I turned it from a nice color picture into a black & […]

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defending a literal reading of Genesis: an elderly pastor’s hill to die on

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I recently stumbled upon a lengthy, passionate defense of a literal reading of the biblical creation story. This was posted by G. I. Williamson, a name likely not known outside […]

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James Barr on Evangelical Biblical Scholarship

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A friend of mine–currently writing his PhD dissertation while in a witness protection program for knowing me–recently passed on the following quotes from James Barr. Barr, who died in 2006, […]

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Evolution is “theoretically possible” but “unbelievably unlikely”: thoughts on creation and evolution from John Piper

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In a recent 6-minute podcast, “Can We Reconcile Creation and Evolution?”, John Piper shares his thoughts on the (in)compatibility of evolution and the Bible. Piper summarizes his thinking under three […]

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More Bullying by the Southern Baptists: but this time someone crossed the line

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Recently, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary broadcast another “panel discussion,” this one taking to task Eric Seibert for his views on God’s violence in the Old Testament. Seibert posted a three […]

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10 “I-Can’t-Believe-What-I’m Reading” Lessons from Creationist-Inspired Textbooks

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A couple of days ago, PBS.org posted an article, “10 Interesting Lessons from Creationist-Inspired Textbooks.” The article providers quotes from various textbooks to illustrate the point. The article ends with a short […]

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