fbpx

Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

New Testament

gospels teach us

What the Gospels Teach Us About Salvation

By Jennifer Bashaw

What did Jesus’s death life do: Part 2 In my last blog post, I argued that we would understand salvation better if we stopped constructing our theology predominantly (much less […]

Continue Reading
pauls letters

Why Paul’s Letters Are Inadequate for Understanding Salvation

By Jennifer Bashaw

What did Jesus’s death life do: Part 1 A couple of months ago, I hopped on the podcast with Pete and Jared to chat about atonement. The major question we […]

Continue Reading
wisdom

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 […]

Continue Reading
easter and faith

A Thought about Easter and the Bizarre Christian Faith

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I have no problem saying—in fact, I think is it good and healthy to say—that I have, and have always had, some intellectual barriers to the Christian faith. Not all […]

Continue Reading
mystery

Why Does Paul Call Christ a “Mystery”?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Glad you asked. The New Testament reading in church this past Sunday was Ephesians 3:1-12. What struck me was how the author (Paul or a later follower of his) speaks […]

Continue Reading
St. Augustine

Was There a “Fall” or Did Augustine Really Screw Everything Up?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The “fall” of humanity, as some Christians understand it, completely dependent on Augustine’s misreading of one verse in the book of Romans.

Continue Reading