Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Nature of the Bible

genesis 18

People over Principles

By Jared Byas, M.A.

There’s an interesting story in Genesis that shows God to be unprincipled. And I like it. In Genesis 18, God comes to Abraham to announce that he will have a […]

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trust the bible

Can the Bible Be “Trusted” and What Does That Even Mean?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The Bible bears the marks of the messiness of the diverse human drama. Christian theology, if it wishes to be compelling and speak into people’s lives, needs to incorporate that fact, not shy away from it.

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reading the bible

The Bible, Wisdom, and Our Sacred Responsibility

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

[The following is adapted from the conclusion of How the Bible Actually Works.] Christians and Jews have always been “reimagining” God—adapting the sacred past of their tradition to discern God’s […]

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bible's true purpose

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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understanding the bible

3 Ways to See the Bible “as an Adult” (But Let Me Explain Before You Jump down My Throat)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I know the title of this post might sound offensive, but don’t give in to that feeling. I’m probably not even talking to you. The title channels something I read by C. […]

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faith and culture

Does Your Faith “Cave In” to Culture? I Hope So.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Every once in a while people disagree with me. I know. Shocking. What kind of a sick, twisted world do we live in, anyway? I hear the following from time […]

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