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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Violence of God

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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Let There Be Violence? (evangelicalism and the dark side of the Bible)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Over at OnFaith, Brandon Withrow has published an article on the growing rift emerging among evangelicals on how to handle the biblical depictions of God as violent. I was interviewed […]

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canaanite genocide

The Best Way of Getting out of the Whole Canaanite Genocide Thing, and It Comes Right from the Bible (But You May Not Like It)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In past posts (here, then followed up here, here, here, and here) I’ve talked quite a bit about the little problem we have in the Old Testament: God orders the armies […]

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A nuclear, apocalyptic, smackdown, world-ending book on biblical inerrancy is [not] coming soon

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I’ve begun seeing some ads online and in catalogs on an upcoming book I contributed to, Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy, part of Zondervan’s Counterpoints genre (see my earlier announcement here). I’ve also seen some posts by eager […]

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A Quick Word on Two New Books on (1) Evolution and (2) God’s Violence

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Bowing to the unreasonable pressures of publishers who actually expect me to produce something in exchange for money, I am WAAAAAAAAAY behind in my reading and in my blogging about what I […]

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Retributive Violence

Is God Out to Get You or Forgive You? Retributive Violence and the Gospel

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I’ve been doing some writing lately, and a nagging topic keeps coming up in one way or another and won’t leave me alone. Last year, I put up a few […]

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