The Bible For Normal People
Episode 88: Rachel Held Evans - Reading The Bible Creatively

Episode 88: Rachel Held Evans - Reading The Bible Creatively

May 20, 2019

This week’s episode with Rachel Held Evans is among her last podcast interviews, recorded 2 months before her untimely passing on May 4. We offer this episode, unedited, in Rachel’s honor and as a testimony to her humor, insight, power, gentleness, and courage. 

 

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Episode 87: Robert Alter - The Art of Translating the Bible

Episode 87: Robert Alter - The Art of Translating the Bible

May 13, 2019

Robert Alter has spent most of his life committed to studying the Bible and the last two decades creating an entirely new translation of the Old Testament. Pete and Jared talk about some of the insights he has gained from seeing the Bible as a literary masterpiece.

 

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Episode 86: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 2)

Episode 86: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 2)

May 7, 2019

Pete continues his series in Exodus chapters 3 and 4. God reveals his plan to use Moses to deliver the Israelites from Egypt and Moses does everything he can think of to get out of it. He finally gets on board with the program, but not without a last minute bizarre twist and close call.

 
links:
Jeffrey Stackert Episode - Season 2
www.thebiblefornormalpeople.com
www.peteenns.com
www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeople

Episode 85: Austen Hartke - The Bible & The Lives of Transgender Christians
Episode 84: Jared Byas - Paul is Frustrating: On Fornication & Wives Obeying Husbands in Colossians

Episode 84: Jared Byas - Paul is Frustrating: On Fornication & Wives Obeying Husbands in Colossians

April 22, 2019

Why does Paul say there are no longer slaves but then turns around and tells slaves to obey their masters? What gives? Do wives need to submit to their husbands just because Paul says so? Geez, Paul can be so frustrating.

Episode 83: Judy Stack - The Gospel of Matthew on Integrity & Hypocrisy

Episode 83: Judy Stack - The Gospel of Matthew on Integrity & Hypocrisy

April 15, 2019

What is Matthew all about? Why does it look the way it does? In this episode Judy Stack takes us to school and helps us to see the Gospel in a new light.

Episode 82: Linda Kay Klein - Breaking Free From Purity Culture

Episode 82: Linda Kay Klein - Breaking Free From Purity Culture

April 8, 2019

Having grown up being told her body was bad, Linda Kay Klein was on a mission to hear from women about their own experiences with Purity Culture. In this episode we talk about what the Bible has to say about sexual purity and maybe more importantly, what it doesn’t.

 

 

Episode 81: Pete & Jared - Truth is Subjective . . . Even in the Bible

Episode 81: Pete & Jared - Truth is Subjective . . . Even in the Bible

April 1, 2019

When people find out that the Bible is ancient, ambiguous, and diverse, they often ask, "Is the Bible true then?" Pete and Jared dive into the topic and talk about how truth–in the Bible–is subjective.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

"The Historical David" by Joel Baden

"Luv is a Verb" by DC Talk

Is the Bible True? Course

Episode 80: Jonathan Walton - Reading the Bible Through the Lens of Love

Episode 80: Jonathan Walton - Reading the Bible Through the Lens of Love

March 25, 2019

What does it mean to remain faithful to the Bible but also have a moral imagination that might extend beyond the Bible? How can that be done? We talk with Jonathan Walton about how he connects those dots and why he feels it’s the way to remain faithful to the Bible.

 

"A Lens Of Love" by Jonathan Walton

 

Episode 79: Austin Channing Brown - Preaching the Bible in the Black Church

Episode 79: Austin Channing Brown - Preaching the Bible in the Black Church

March 18, 2019

This week on The Bible for Normal People, we have Austin Channing Brown as our guest. She shares about her experience growing up in various churches and what we can learn from black churches - especially when it comes to preaching the Bible.

LINKS:

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown