The Bible For Normal People
Episode 107: Cindy Wang Brandt - Raising Children in the Faith

Episode 107: Cindy Wang Brandt - Raising Children in the Faith

November 11, 2019

A lot of parents who no longer hold to the same beliefs about the Bible and God they did when they were children are left wondering, “But how do we raise our kids?” Author and speaker Cindy Wang Brandt helps us with the question: How can our kids hold to the Christian faith without going through some of the more painful parts of an evolving faith?

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Episode 106: Jared Byas - 5 Principles for Biblical Interpretation

Episode 106: Jared Byas - 5 Principles for Biblical Interpretation

November 4, 2019

When we ask, “What does this passage mean?” the answer is a little more complicated than we might expect. Jared looks at some basic principles of biblical interpretation and how they might help us better read our Bibles.

Episode 105: Wil Gafney - Womanist Midrash (Reissue)

Episode 105: Wil Gafney - Womanist Midrash (Reissue)

October 28, 2019

This episode originally aired as Episode 46 on April 23, 2018

This week, Jared & Pete talk to Wil Gafney about womanist interpretation of the Bible. In their discussion, Wil brings up fascinating nuances in the text and challenges the predominantly patriarchal interpretation of the past. 

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Episode 104: Jeff Chu - Grief As A Biblical Practice

Episode 104: Jeff Chu - Grief As A Biblical Practice

October 21, 2019

This week’s guest is Jeff Chu—author, journalist, advocate, co-creator of Evolving Faith—and our topic is grief, a universal experience that is often difficult to talk about it. We experience grief when confronted with death, of course, but grief is also a presence whenever we go through changes and upheavals in life where we mourn the past as we face an uncertain future. 

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Episode 103: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 5)

Episode 103: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 5)

October 14, 2019

Pete continues his award-winning, mind-bending—almost surreal—series on the book of Exodus. In this episode he looks the laws in chapters 20-24, namely the 10 Commandments and the so-called “Book of the Covenant.” What were these laws about back in the day and what do we do with them now?

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Episode 102: Jonathan Martin - Pentecostalism as Mysticism

Episode 102: Jonathan Martin - Pentecostalism as Mysticism

October 7, 2019

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared talk with Jonathan Martin about the beauty of Pentecostalism, the value of being taught to listen to the Holy Spirit from a young age, and the importance of experiencing other Christian traditions.

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Episode 101: Andrew Perriman - Does the New Testament Predict the Future?

Episode 101: Andrew Perriman - Does the New Testament Predict the Future?

September 30, 2019

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared talk with Andrew Perriman about the eschatology found in the Bible and how history helps us understand these apocalyptic texts. 

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Episode 100: Pete & Jared on Genesis

Episode 100: Pete & Jared on Genesis

September 23, 2019

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared talk about the themes in their newly upgraded book: Genesis for Normal People! They give us a taste of the multifaceted nature of Genesis.

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Episode 99: Jennifer Knust - The Bible As A Living Document

Episode 99: Jennifer Knust - The Bible As A Living Document

September 16, 2019

This week Pete & Jared talk with Jennifer Knust.

 

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Episode 98: Pete Holmes - Pete Holmes Talks About Comedy, Sex, & God

Episode 98: Pete Holmes - Pete Holmes Talks About Comedy, Sex, & God

September 9, 2019

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, actor, comedian, and enlightened guru Pete Holmes joins Pete & Jared to talk about his interesting journey of faith and the importance of moving from reading the Bible with your head to reading it with your heart.

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