Episode 62: Brent Strawn - A Gentle Reminder that the Old Testament is Part of Our Bible and You Can’t Avoid It
In this episode, Pete & Jared discuss the value that creeds have in shaping the way we practice our faith. And how they can sometimes fall short, as demonstrated by the modern Statement on Social Justic & The Gospel.
In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to Mark Smith about the origin of Yahweh and how the term was understood in the first century.
In this episode, Jared tackles the question of how to engage with people that believe differently that we do. Many times we're guilty of shutting down the conversation and alienating people with opposing viewpoints rather than seeking to hear and understand their perspective. Jared shares some excellent tools in helping us move the conversation forward.
In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to William M. Schniedewind, professor of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at UCLA. They discuss the challenges of accurately capturing the oral tradition of the Hebrew scriptures and what we can learn from looking at the history and context of how it was written.
Resources discussed in this episode:
The Bible for Normal People podcast LIVE from the Wild Goose festival
In this episode, Pete Enns unpacks some of the problems presented by the Bible
additional resources mentioned in this episode:
In this reissue from Season 1, Jared and Pete talk to Rachel Held Evans on wrestling with doubt, how women are portrayed in the Bible and loving the scriptures even through personal doubt and deconstruction.
In this episode, Jared & Pete answer questions submitted from The Bible For Normal People community.
resources mentioned in this episode:
- The New Interpreter's Study Bible
- The HarperCollins Study Bible
- The Jewish Study Bible
- The Jewish Annotated New Testament