Episode 24: Nyasha Junior - Womanist Biblical Interpretation

October 15, 2017

This week's episode looks at Womanist Biblical Interpretation with Pete and Jared’s guest Nyasha Junior, assistant professor in the department of religion at Temple University in Philadelphia. She writes, teaches, speaks, and frequently tweets on race, gender, religion, and their intersections.

 

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Episode 23: Beverly Gaventa - What is The Book of Romans Trying To Do?

October 8, 2017

This week, Jared and Pete speak with Beverly Gaventa.

Beverly Gaventa is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Baylor University and Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis Emerita at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Her latest book is called “When In Romans”.

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Episode 22: Pete Enns - 5 Things Jesus Wants You to Know about the Adam Story

October 2, 2017

In this week's episode, Pete lays out 5 things to keep in mind when reading the Adam story that will challenge your preconceptions, offer fresh points of view, and likely turn our entire political climate around for the better.

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Episode 21: Jon D. Levenson - Resurrection in the Hebrew Bible

September 24, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared talk with Hebrew Bible scholar and theologian Jon D. Levenson about where the idea of resurrection shows up in the Hebrew Bible and early Judaism, what it means when it does, and how some of that finds its way into the New Testament. 

 

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Episode 20: Diana Butler Bass - Reading the Bible as an Experience & Relationship

September 18, 2017

This week Pete and Jared talk with speaker, author, and theologian Diana Butler Bass about her love for the Bible that has led her beyond code words and conventions to something deeper and more spiritually sustaining.

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Episode 19: Megan DeFranza - The Bible and Intersex Believers

September 10, 2017

On this episode of the Bible For Normal People, Pete and Jared talk with theologian Megan DeFranza (actually, Megan educates us) on a topic that affects deeply the lives of many, but that few Christians even know is a topic. And Megan might surprise you about what the Bible and church history have to say about it. 

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Episode 18: Jared Byas - Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally

August 27, 2017

This week, Jared takes on his first solo episode. Since he's a plebeian and doesn't have his own Wikipedia page (unlike Pete), he begins with a little autobiography and the recurring theme of taking the Bible seriously but not literally. And encourages us, no matter how we read the Bible, to stop using "literally" altogether. 

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Episode 17: Denis Lamoureux - The Bible, Evolution, & Christian Faith

August 13, 2017

This week on The Bible for Normal People, Pete and Jared speak to Denis Lamoureux on a topic that never seems to go away. Lamoureux is associate professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. 

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Episode 16: Ellen Davis - What is the Practical Value of the Old Testament?

July 30, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared talk with Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School, about the value of the Old Testament for Christians.

 

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Episode 15: Brian Zahnd - Violence in the Bible and What to Do with It

July 16, 2017

On this week's episode, Pete and Jared speak with Brian Zahnd about violence in the Bible. Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church (Saint Joseph, MO), and he writes, blogs, and Tweets regularly on the problem of violence in the Bible. His next book Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God is set to be released August 2017. 

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