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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Violence of God

Engaging the Bible admist communication problems

What We Have Here is a Communication Problem

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Years ago, my post on John Piper and his view on Canaanite genocide garnered a plethora of responses—specifically regarding his view that, “It’s right for God to slaughter women and […]

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making sense of god

Making Sense of the God of Old in a 546-Sextillion-Mile-In-Diameter Universe

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

We are all making sense of God – and many of us have looked to the Bible to do that. Yet, the Bible often sends us conflicting messages about who […]

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divine violence

Tiptoeing Around the Touchy Almighty

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

This blog series is taken, more or less as-is, from my latest book How The Bible Actually Works. You can read the first post in this series here. I mentioned […]

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Can We Cool It With the Whole Marcionite Accusation Thing? Thanks.

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

To say that there are two Gods, one of the Old Testament and one of the New, is Marcionism. To say that the one God is portrayed in various—even conflicting—ways is simply a matter of reading the Bible in English.

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Canaanites

Looks Like the Canaanites Got a Raw Deal

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

It looks like whoever wrote the Flood story has a bone to pick with the Canaanites.

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When the Bible Corrects Itself—More on Violence in the Bible

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In his book Being Christian, Rowan Williams discusses what to do with problematic stories in the Bible—like those parts where people are dropping like flies (see here). Williams raises the […]

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