The Bible For Normal People
Episode 111: Tom Oord - Uncontrolling Love of God

Episode 111: Tom Oord - Uncontrolling Love of God

December 9, 2019

This week, Pete & Jared sit down with Tom Oord and discuss the things God can and cannot do and how that affects our view of the world, the Bible, and salvation. 

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Episode 110: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 6)

Episode 110: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 6)

December 2, 2019

In this final episode of the Dundee Award Winning series, Pete looks at the significance and symbolism of the tabernacle, which takes up a whopping 13 chapters, and the Golden Calf episode, which threatens to derail the entire plan—were it not for Moses’s quick intervention.

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Episode 109: Megan DeFranza - The Bible and Intersex Believers

Episode 109: Megan DeFranza - The Bible and Intersex Believers

November 25, 2019

On this episode of the Bible For Normal People, we look back to Season 1 when Pete and Jared talked with theologian Megan DeFranza on a topic that deeply affects the lives of many, but that few Christians are even aware of. And Megan might surprise you about what the Bible and church history have to say about it. 

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Episode 108: Pete Wehner - Faith, Politics, & Polarization

Episode 108: Pete Wehner - Faith, Politics, & Polarization

November 18, 2019

You may have noticed that we’re in a political season with a lot of charged rhetoric, so we decided to bring on someone who isn’t like that. Like at all. We have Pete Wehner, political commentator and columnist joining us to talk about this deep problem of polarization and how we might allow our faith to better fuel our political conversations.

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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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