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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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”.


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.


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. 



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.


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.