Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Nature of the Bible

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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surviving faith

If You Want Your Faith to Survive, It Had Better Adapt

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The title of this post might not win me many friends, but that’s OK since I don’t actually have any actual friends. Plus, I’m right. Christians talk about how God […]

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biblical inspiration

“I Wonder What God Thinks of the Bible.” A Play in One Act.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Actors: One or more Jewish scribes living during the Babylonian Exile or sometime thereafter. God  Jewish scribe(s): Oh Lord, we’ve had it pretty rough lately, what with the exile and […]

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rethink the bible

10 Books that Made Me Rethink the Bible, and So Can You

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This is not my 10 “best” books list, nor am I suggesting these are “must reads” for everyone (though they are all great books), but they may help you rethink the Bible. These are […]

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