Episode 32: Carolyn Custis James: Moving Beyond Patriarchy

December 11, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Carolyn Custis James. 

Carolyn Custis James is an award winning author who thinks deeply about what it means to be a female follower of Jesus in a postmodern world.

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Episode 31: The Bible For Normal People: LIVE From Penn State University

December 4, 2017

In our continuing effort the corrupt the minds of college students (because college students don't already have currupt minds), Pete and Jared recently took a road trip to Penn State to record an episode of B4NP in front of a live audience.

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Episode 30: Pete Enns - Taking a Shot at Divine Violence

November 26, 2017

On this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete—without any adult supervision whatsoever—gives his own take on divine violence, specificially: the Flood story, the curses in Deuteronomy 28, and, of course, the one every one wants to talk about, God's command to the Israelites to wipe the Canaanites off the face of the earth and take their land. And a good time was had by all.

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Episode 29: Anthony Le Donne - The Gospels as Memories of Jesus

November 20, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared speak to New Testament scholar Anthony Le Donne about The Gospels as memories of Jesus rather than strictly speaking "historical" accounts. Le Donne is the author of several books on Jesus and the Gospels and also edits the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.

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Episode 28: Greg Boyd - Jesus & Divine Violence

November 13, 2017

The week’s guest is pastor and author Greg Boyd, and our topic is how the crucifixion of Jesus helps us see divine violence in the Old Testament from a fresh angle.

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Episode 27: Pete and Jared - Authority, Revelation, and Inspiration

November 5, 2017

On this week's episode, Pete and Jared riff with great eloquence and profundity on three big words that come up sooner or later whenever you start talking about the Bible, especially when you start thinking about the Bible in new ways. Is the Bible still authoritative? What does that even mean? Same with Revelation and Inspiration.

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Episode 26: Drew Hart - The Bible, Race, and White Supremacy

October 30, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Drew Hart about race and the Bible. Hart is assistant professor of theology at Messiah College, author of Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience.

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Episode 25: Jared Byas - Jonah

October 22, 2017

On this week's episode, Jared digs deep into that theologically deep, literarily complex, and definitely not "children's story,"  the book of Jonah.

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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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