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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

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Scripture is not Perfect: More from Kent Sparks and “Sacred Word, Broken Word”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today we look at chapter 5 of Kent Sparks’s  Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. Sparks is professor of Old Testament and interim provost at […]

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Kent Sparks on “The Problem of Sacred Scripture”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I am continuing my short series on some thoughts generated by Kent Sparks’s recent book Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. (You can see the […]

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Jesus Had a Fallen Nature, Just Like the Bible

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This is the third post (see first and second) on Sparks’s most recent book Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. In chapter 3, he […]

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The Bible is PART of the Fallen World, Not OUTSIDE of it

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In my last post, I introduced Kent Sparks’s excellent book Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture with a quote from Bonhoeffer that is found at the […]

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The Bible is “Broken and Fragile.” Deal with it.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Three months ago, Eerdmans released Kent Sparks’s latest book, Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. Many will remember the controversy generated by his 2008 publication, God’s […]

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Guest Post: Lament for a Maternal Home (or, Is There No Place for Believing Criticism in Evangelicalism?)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post–or better, testimonial–is by Dr. David Lincicum, Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Oxford University. His research interests include Pauline theology and exegesis, the Jewish milieu of early Christianity, […]

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How to Read the Bible Like Adults with Pete Enns and Jared Byas