Episode 13: Marc Brettler - On Being a Jewish Biblical Scholar

June 18, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared talk with Marc Brettler on the conversation between the insights biblical scholarship, Jewish tradition, and the nature of the Bible.

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Episode 12: Pete Enns and Jared Byas - Faith and Doubt: No, You’re Not the Only One

June 4, 2017

On this episode, Pete and Jared discuss how doubt in the life of faith is normal, biblical, and spiritually beneficial.

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Episode 11: Benjamin D. Sommer - Jewish Views on the Bible

May 28, 2017

On this week's epsiodeJared and Pete speak with Ben Sommer, professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary (NYC). Christians have A LOT to learn from Jews about how their Bible works.  

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Episode 10: Pete Enns - The Israelites Believed in Many Gods.

May 21, 2017

In this week’s episode, Pete explores "monolatry," the ancient Israelite belief that many gods existed but only one God, Yahweh, was worthy of worship. The ancient Israelites were not monotheists, and thinking they were obscures the theology of many passages by imposing an idea the Israelites would not have understood.

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Episode 9: Daniel Kirk - Understanding The Human Jesus

May 14, 2017

New Testament scholar Daniel Kirk joins us this week to discuss the humanity of Jesus and why that shouldn't be obscured. 

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Episode 8: Kent Sparks - Where Did the Israelites Come From?

May 7, 2017

On this week's episode Pete and Jared talk with historian and Old Testament professor Kent Sparks about the mysterious origins of the Israelites.

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Episode 7: Pete Enns and Jared Byas - Teaching the Bible to Your Children

April 30, 2017

On this week's episode Jared and Peter talk about their experiences with the challenge of teaching the Bible to children. 

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Episode 6: AJ Levine - Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity

April 23, 2017

On this week's episode of The Bible for Normal People, we speak with Amy-Jill Levine on understanding Jesus is his Jewish context. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the author of a number of books including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.

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Episode 5: Mike McHargue - That Topic that Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon: Science and the Bible.

April 16, 2017

On this week's episode, we talk with Mike McHargue about science and faith.  Mike is the author of Finding God in The Waves and the host of two popular podcasts, The Liturgist Podcast and Ask Science Mike. 

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Episode 4: Walter Brueggemann - Resurrecting the Bible in The Mainline Church

April 9, 2017

This week's podcast is a discussion of the state of the Bible in the mainline church with Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann.

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