Episode 10: Pete Enns - The Israelites Believed in Many Gods.

May 21, 2017

In this week’s episode, Pete explores "monolatry," the ancient Israelite belief that many gods existed but only one God, Yahweh, was worthy of worship. The ancient Israelites were not monotheists, and thinking they were obscures the theology of many passages by imposing an idea the Israelites would not have understood.

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Episode 9: Daniel Kirk - Understanding The Human Jesus

May 14, 2017

New Testament scholar Daniel Kirk joins us this week to discuss the humanity of Jesus and why that shouldn't be obscured. 

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Episode 8: Kent Sparks - Where Did the Israelites Come From?

May 7, 2017

On this week's episode Pete and Jared talk with historian and Old Testament professor Kent Sparks about the mysterious origins of the Israelites.

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Episode 7: Teaching the Bible to Your Children

April 30, 2017

On this week's episode Jared and Peter talk about their experiences with the challenge of teaching the Bible to children. 

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Episode 6: AJ Levine - Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity

April 23, 2017

On this week's episode of The Bible for Normal People, we speak with 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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Episode 5: Mike McHargue - That Topic that Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon: Science and the Bible.

April 16, 2017

On this week's episode, we talk with Mike McHargue about science and faith.  Mike is the author of Finding God in The Waves and the host of two popular podcasts, The Liturgist Podcast and Ask Science Mike. 

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Episode 4: Walter Brueggemann - Resurrecting the Bible in The Mainline Church

April 9, 2017

This week's podcast is a discussion of the state of the Bible in the mainline church with Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann.

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Episode 3: Rachel Held Evans - Unraveling and Re-Raveling the Bible

April 2, 2017

On this week's episode, we speak with Rachel Held Evans on unraveling and re-raveling the Bible. Rachel has written three best-selling books exploring her evolving journey of faith.

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Episode 2: Richard Rohr - A Contemplative Look at The Bible

March 26, 2017

On this week's episode we have Fr. Richard Rohr to talk about a contemplative approach to the Bible. 

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Episode 1: Rob Bell - What Is The Bible?

March 19, 2017

On this week's episode we talk to Rob Bell. He is the author of the upcoming book What Is The Bible? and the controversial New York Times Best-Seller Love Wins.

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