The Bible For Normal People
Episode 93:  Keesmaat & Walsh - Resisting Empire in the Book of Romans

Episode 93: Keesmaat & Walsh - Resisting Empire in the Book of Romans

July 15, 2019

This week Biblical Scholar Sylvia Keesmaat and Theologian Brian Walsh talk about what Paul was up to in the book of Romans. We visit topics like salvation and politics and how maybe those words don't mean what we thought when it comes to the New Testament.

 

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Episode 92: AJ Levine - Jesus, Judaism, & Christianity (REISSUE)
Episode 91: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 3)

Episode 91: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 3)

June 17, 2019

Pete continues his award-winning (his cat seems to like it) and mind-altering series on Exodus by diving into chapters 5-13: Moses and Aaron’s first confrontation with Pharaoh (which did and did not go well) and the story of the plagues, which are loaded with all sorts of symbolic, theological, and mythic meaning.

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Episode 90: Richard Rohr - The (Biblical) Universal Christ

Episode 90: Richard Rohr - The (Biblical) Universal Christ

June 3, 2019

In this episode, Richard Rohr begins with his famous "tricycle" analogy and then explores how Christ expands our understanding of ourselves, the world, and God.

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Episode 89: Pete and Jared - David’s Sordid Past: This Ain’t No Kids Story

Episode 89: Pete and Jared - David’s Sordid Past: This Ain’t No Kids Story

May 27, 2019

In this week’s episode, Pete and Jared take a close look at the call of David and the battle with Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17) to show how these biblical stories already portray David as a morally complex character from the beginning. These stories also tell us something of the intricate and layered nature of biblical storytelling. ssed.

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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.