Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Nature of the Bible

word of god

Year of the Bible: What is the Word of God?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The Bible is often called the “word of God,” which means, among other things, that it has final authority over the life of the Christian. The following passage from the […]

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Apparently 2020 is the Year of the Bible

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

2020 has the honor of being “The Year of the Bible,” at least according to Bible 2020, a global Evangelical organization, including the National Association of Evangelicals, World Evangelical Alliance, […]

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Reading Someone Else’s Mail

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

We got a new mail carrier some time ago, and I keep getting letters that are clearly intended for someone else, judging by the names and addresses clearly marked on […]

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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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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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