The Bible For Normal People
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.

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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.

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

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.

 

Season 3 Teaser

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.

 

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

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?

Episode 71: Brad Jersak - The Bible And Orthodox Faith
Episode 70: Pete Enns - TGC Doesn’t Really Get Progressive Christianity and Atheism

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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