Episode 60: Mark Smith - Who Is Yahweh & Where Did Yahweh Come From?

September 23, 2018

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to Mark Smith about the origin of Yahweh and how the term was understood in the first century.

 

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Episode 59: Jared Byas - How to Talk to People You Disagree With

September 17, 2018

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.

 

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Episode 58: Bill Schniedewind - When and Why the Bible Was Written

September 3, 2018

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.

 

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Episode 57: LIVE from Wild Goose

August 13, 2018

The Bible for Normal People podcast LIVE from the Wild Goose festival

 

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Episode 55: Rachel Held Evans - Unraveling and Re-Raveling the Bible (from Season 1)

July 23, 2018

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.

 

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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 question 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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