Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Nature of the Bible

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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The Bible sends us on a Path of Wisdom

The Path of Wisdom: The Bible Actually Invites Us on a Quest

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

If we take Scripture seriously, we will find our expectations challenged & come to see that the Bible invites us to join an ancient sacred quest to follow the path of Wisdom.

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Oatmeal is a good illustration for contradictions in the Bible

There are No Contradictions in the Bible (Yeah, You Heard Me)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

1. If I say, “I hate oatmeal” and then turn to someone else and say “I love oatmeal,” I am contradicting myself. 2. If I said 20 years ago “I […]

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Facebook Live with Pete Enns: Jesus and the Old Testament

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Questions that Pete addresses in this Facebook Live video: In the Christian’s common understanding of Isaiah 52 and 53 referring to Jesus the Messiah, is that an accurate and fair application? […]

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