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conservative Baptist leaders defend inerrancy at ETS: is this a parody?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A couple of days ago, BRnow.org posted an article “Inerrancy ‘drift’ festers in Christian academia.”  The piece reports on a panel discussion at the recent Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Baltimore […]

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the Bible is a human book

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I just attended a small conference in Chicago—yes, a conference in Chicago in January, which means I almost didn’t get there, but that’s another story.  The conference was sponsored by […]

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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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The Old Testament as “fact-fiction” (more from Mark S. Smith)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A few weeks back I posted some thoughts (here and here) on Mark S. Smith’s (Skirball Profesor of Bible and Near Eastern Studies at New York University) presidential address at the […]

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meteorologists: those godless liberal heathens

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I shouldn’t have to say this, but experience suggests I provide the following disclaimer: The following makes a serious point through the use of humor, specifically, it exposes the absurdity […]

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Did biblical writers understand their past? (Mark Smith part 2)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is based on another idea I found interesting in Mark S. Smith’s article “God in Israel’s Bible: Divinity between the World and Israel, between the Old and the New.” The meat […]

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