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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Nature of the Bible

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Reading the Bible with a Jesus-Centered Approach

By Jared Byas, M.A.

Recently, I wrote about the challenge we face when we are taught to “do what the Bible says,” as though it is a rulebook. Specifically, I wrote about the challenges […]

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Relationship Status with the Rules in the Bible: It’s Complicated

By Jared Byas, M.A.

I find so many Christians who have a complicated and inconsistent relationship with moral rules. I have found that’s partly because we also have a complicated and inconsistent relationship with […]

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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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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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Does the Bible Give Us Access to Absolute Truth?

By Jared Byas, M.A.

No.  Thanks everyone for coming to my TED talk. Alright fine, I’ll say a little more. Ever since my book came out Love Matters More, there has been some pushback. […]

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Engaging the Bible as If God Were Out Ahead of Us

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:10 Thus says the ancient, postexilic, author […]

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