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.

 

 
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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.

 
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Episode 73: Propaganda - What Does Christian Art Even Mean?

February 4, 2019

Hip Hop artist Propaganda joins Pete and Jared for the season 3 opener and shares some deep—and we mean deep—thoughts about the music industry, artistic integrity, and what being Christian in all that means and doesn’t mean.

 

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Season 3 Teaser

January 28, 2019

Here's a sneak peek of what's coming in Season 3 of The Bible For Normal People podcast.

 

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Episode 72: What Is the Bible & What Do We Do with It: Season 2 Recap

December 17, 2018

In this episode, Jared and Pete look back at all of their guests in Season 2 to talk about language, history, and how personal experiences can't help but affect how we read the Bible. All in the effort to ask that perennial set of questions: What is the Bible and What do We Do With It?

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Episode 71: Brad Jersak - The Bible And Orthodox Faith

December 10, 2018

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to Brad Jersak about how Orthodoxy views the Bible, and some other things, and how those differ from Evangelicalism.

 

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Episode 70: Pete Enns - TGC Doesn’t Really Get Progressive Christianity and Atheism

December 3, 2018

In this episode, Pete responds to an article from The Gospel Coalition entitled, "3 Beliefs Some Progressive Christians and Atheists Share." He takes issue with the harmful rhetoric that polarizes Evangelicalism creating an "us vs. them" mentality among brothers and sisters in Christ. He points out that Progressive Christianity shouldn't be a pejorative term but one that describes a creative and inquisitive faith seeking to evolve with their understanding of the scripture.

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Episode 69: Daniel Kirk - Five Things You Need to Know About the Gospel of Mark

November 26, 2018

In this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Daniel Kirk about the Gospel of Mark. Mark's gospel goes to great lengths to provide unparalleled detail and symbolism that get more and more meaningful the deeper you traverse into the text. You'll find yourself anxious to read through it again and again!

 
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Episode 68: Trey Pearson - Hey Jesus

November 19, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared speak with Trey Pearson, former lead singer of the popular Christian band Everyday Sunday. Two years ago, Trey came out publicly and lost the support of his record label, church and many friends. He shares openly about the isolation and heartbreak that he endured being ostracized from his faith community. But he found hope and joy in accepting who God made him to be. And has a renewed love for the Bible and for God through new ways of reading and thinking about scripture.

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