The Bible For Normal People
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

Episode 78: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 1)

Episode 78: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 1)

March 11, 2019

There’s a lot more going on in the book of Exodus than what you’ve seen on the big screen or heard in church. More than a story of deliverance, Exodus is a subtle literary creation that contains many surprises when we read it closely. Join Pete here for Part 1 of this series where he looks at some big picture issues (like “did it happen?”) before walking us through the themes of chapters 1 and 2.

 
Episode 77: Elizabeth Enns Petters - Anxiety in the Life of Faith

Episode 77: Elizabeth Enns Petters - Anxiety in the Life of Faith

March 4, 2019

Anxiety in the life of faith is a conversation that needs to happen more often. Elizabeth Enns Petters talks with us about her journey and how her old views on the Bible contributed to her anxiety and how her new views on God and faith have given her a new perspective on life.

Twitter: eepetters
Instagram: elizabethpetters
Episode 76: Xavier Pickett - So When Did White Christian America Lose Its Mind?
Episode 75: Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch - The Bible & Film

Episode 75: Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch - The Bible & Film

February 18, 2019

We talk often about how the Bible isn’t opposed to culture but is deeply embedded in it. Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch shows us how true that is in film by walking us through a few popular movies and how they relate to the Bible.

 

You can find Rhonda's list of movies at the end of this blog post.

 

 
Episode 74: Pete & Jared - God’s Children Tell the Story

Episode 74: Pete & Jared - God’s Children Tell the Story

February 11, 2019

All human beings are encultured creatures and limited by their humanity—as were the Biblical writers, and evidence for that jumps out at us at every page. The raw and limiting humanity of Scripture is to be embraced and celebrated rather than explained away.