Episode 54: Jared & Pete - Q & A

July 9, 2018

In this episode, Jared & Pete answer questions submitted from The Bible For Normal People community.

 

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Episode 53: Sarah Bessey - Connecting The Holy Spirit & The Holy Bible

June 25, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared talk with Sarah Bessey about her background in the Word of Faith movement, her deconstruction, and her journey to finding freedom in the Scriptures as she learned to read and understand it in a new way. They also discuss how to raise kids with strong faith without transferring your own doubt and theological baggage to them.

 

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Episode 52: Pete Enns - Ecclesiastes

June 10, 2018

In this episode, Pete takes a look at 9 things you need to know to get  the somber book of Ecclesiastes. He cautions us against an optimistic reading as the author intends to questions everything—even God. It's a book that's not for the faint of heart (or for the new believer), as you need to have weathered the storms of faith to fully appreciate the tough questions being asked . . . and ultimately, the hope found within!

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Episode 51: Jamie Wright - Jesus, Justice & the Mission Field

May 27, 2018

In this episode, Pete and Jared talk with Jamie Wright, whose experience as a missionary in Costa Rica had led her to question the church, missions and evangelicalism all while retaining her deep love for and faith in Jesus.

 

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Episode 50: Rob Bell - What is the Bible?

May 21, 2018

)In this episode, Jared & Pete talk with Rob Bell about his new book, "What is the Bible" and his own evolution in his thinking about the Bible

[re-broadcast of Episode 1 from March 20, 2017]

 
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Episode 49: Pete & Jared - Critical Thinking

May 14, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared define critical thinking and unpack what it means to read the Bible critically. They suggest that a "God said it, that settles it" approach to scripture may not factor in the context, audience and literary style that the author employs in writing. Thinking critically about how we approach scripture allows us to experience the fullness and richness of the text.

 
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Episode 48: Jeffrey Stackert - Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

May 7, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared speak with Jeffrey Stackert about the origins of the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Old Testament. Rather than looking at the books as separate works written by Moses, they discuss the documentary hypothesis which suggests that the Pentateuch was compliled from four sources. And many of the contradictions in the text may actually be indications of converging viewpoints from editors  including or omiting details to preserve the integrity of the text.

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Episode 47: Audrey Assad - Deconverting From Certainty

April 30, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared speak with recording artist Audrey Assad about her music, her theology, and the shift from her conservative fundamentalist roots to Catholicism.

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Episode 46: Wil Gafney - Womanist Midrash

April 23, 2018

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to Wil Gafney about the Womanist interpretation of the Bible. In their discussion, she brings out fascinating nuances in the text and challenges the predominantly patriarchial interpretation of the past. 

 

 
 

 

 

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Episode 45: Pete Enns - Romans for Normal People

April 16, 2018

In this episode, Pete (joined by his cat Marmalade) shares 10 things essential to understanding the book of Romans. He's quick to point out a number of varying opinions about this important letter and suggests that the ways in which we've come to understand Paul's writings may be incomplete at best. And the trite ways that some of the more familliar passage have been recited are far from Paul's original intent.

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