Episode 42: Barbara Brown Taylor - How the Bible is Curated

March 26, 2018

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to author, teacher and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor. They discuss the many different stages and "human fingerprints" involved in getting the Bible from the original manuscripts to the printed translations that we read, including our own theological history and tradition.

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Episode 41: William Paul Young - Reimagining the God of the Bible

March 18, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared talk to William Paul Young, author of the NY Times bestselling book and feature film, "The Shack." Young describes his thought process behind his controversial portrayal of God the Father as an African-American woman and reminds us that we all bring some level of interpretation to the Biblical text.

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Episode 40: Richard Rohr - A Contemplative Look at The Bible

March 11, 2018

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

[re-broadcast from March 26, 2017 (Episode 2)]

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Episode 39: Understanding Deuteronomy & the Story of Israel’s Kings

March 5, 2018

In this episode, Pete and Jared discuss Deuteronomy, the so-called “Deuteronomistic History,” and why God in these books is so over-the-top angry most of the time.

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Episode 38: Peter Rollins - The Bible as a Sacred Object

February 26, 2018

On this episode, we talk with Peter Rollins about how Christians have made the Bible (along with their views of God) into a "sacred object.” And, spoiler alert: that's actually not a good thing.

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Episode 37: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott - What Archaeologists Do & Why It Matters

February 19, 2018

Archaeologist Cynthia Shafer-Elliott turns a 2D Bible into a 3D picture by digging up artifacts from everyday ancient Israelite life. These were real people with real habits and customs that we never really see on the pages of the Bible.

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Episode 36: Pete Enns - 7 Things You Need to Know about How the Book of Proverbs Works

February 12, 2018

In this episode, Pete Enns works through 7 big-picture issues that help us see what Proverbs is all about and why the idea of Wisdom is such an absolutely central and vital biblical concept that many know very little about.

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Episode 35: Brian McLaren - The Bible As A Weapon

February 4, 2018

Jared & Pete talk with Brian McLaren about the dangers of a "weaponized Bible" and how our own bias and interpretation may cause us to reach some incomplete conclusions

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Episode 34: Jen Hatmaker - Changing Your Mind About the Bible: A Survivor’s Guide

January 29, 2018

In this season 2 opener, Pete & Jared talk with Jen Hatmaker about what can happen, emotionally and relationally, when you change your mind about the Bible. And how to survive it with your faith intact. 

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Season 2 Teaser

January 23, 2018

Here's a glimpse of what's coming in season 2 of The Bible for Normal People, featuring Jen Hatmaker, Barbara Brown Taylor, William Paul Young, Brian McLaren, and Cynthia Shafer-Elliot.

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