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Interview with Sarah Bessey: the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared talk with Sarah Bessey about the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible, and they explore the following questions:

  • How does Sarah Bessey’s background in the Word of Faith movement affect how she lives out her faith?
  • What has deconstruction been like for Sarah Bessey?
  • How do we find freedom in the Scriptures as we learn to read and understand it in a new way?
  • How can we raise kids with strong faith without transferring our own doubts and theological baggage onto them?

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  • “Raising children in the faith, for me, has become a realization that it’s more caught than taught.” @sarahbessey
  • “You’re never done finding out there’s another way to think about something—or another way to be.” @sarahbessey

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Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity, with Amy-Jill Levine

Interview with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine: Jesus, Judaism, & Christianity

July 1, 2019

On this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, we look back to our time with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine on understanding Jesus is his Jewish context. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the author of a number of books including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.

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  • “…One of the reasons parables are sometimes listed as difficult to understand is because they tell us stuff we actually really know deep down, but we’ve got it so repressed we don’t want to acknowledge it.” Amy-Jill Levine
  • “We all tell our stories the way we want to hear them. The Hebrews did it, the early followers of Jesus did it, the United States has done it, the world does it – it’s what we do.” Amy-Jill Levine

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