Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Violence of God

Canaanite genocide: it’s OK because it wasn’t THAT bad (was it?)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Here is my second post on my reaction to the RNS interview with Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of […]

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the Canaanites weren’t the “worst sinners ever”: engaging Copan and Flannagan on Canaanite extermination

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Earlier this month, Jonathan Merritt over at RNS interviewed Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. […]

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biblical violence and reading the Bible like Jesus did

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is an interview with Derek Flood, author of Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Learn to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did, […]

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want to read an excerpt from The Bible Tells Me So? (of course you do)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The release of my upcoming book The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It is now less than a month away, and I know […]

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“Scripture is like a cracked jar”–the glory of an imperfect Bible (Michael Hardin part 4)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today we come to the final post of a 4-part series by Michael Hardin, “How Jesus Read His Bible.” Hardin (see full bio at part 1) is the co-founder and […]

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What does God without retribution look like? Ask Jesus (Michael Hardin part 3)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today we have part 3 of a 4-part series by Michael Hardin, “How Jesus Read His Bible.” Hardin (see full bio at part 1) is the co-founder and Executive Director […]

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