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Episode 111: Tom Oord - Uncontrolling Love of God

12/9/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:45:11

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

12/2/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:51:00

Episode 109: Megan DeFranza - The Bible and Intersex Believers

11/25/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:48:09

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

11/18/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:52:54

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

11/11/2019
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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? Show Notes →

Duration:00:46:43

Episode 106: Jared Byas - 5 Principles for Biblical Interpretation

11/4/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:38:00

Episode 105: Wil Gafney - Womanist Midrash (Reissue)

10/28/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:40:18

Episode 104: Jeff Chu - Grief As A Biblical Practice

10/21/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:49:22

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

10/14/2019
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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? Show Notes →

Duration:00:41:06

Episode 102: Jonathan Martin - Pentecostalism as Mysticism

10/7/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:46:23

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

9/30/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:54:00

Episode 100: Pete & Jared on Genesis

9/23/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:47:39

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

9/16/2019
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This week Pete & Jared talk with Jennifer Knust. Show Notes →

Duration:00:48:59

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

9/9/2019
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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. Show Notes →

Duration:00:55:42

Episode 97: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Exodus: Part 4

9/2/2019
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In this episode, Pete continues his deep dive into the book of Exodus covering chapters 14-19: the departure from Egypt and three-month journey to Mt. Sinai. Show Notes →

Duration:00:56:30

Episode 96: Jared Byas - Christian Ethics

8/26/2019
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In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Jared responds to Skillet lead singer, John Copper, and his public statement, "What in God's Name is Happening in Christianity?" Jared unpacks Christian ethics and the origins of our collective concept of right and wrong. Show Notes → Genesis for Normal People: A pay-what-you-can online class about Genesis. For reals?! Get tickets for Sep 23, 2019.

Duration:00:31:39

Episode 95: Cheryl Bridges Johns - The Bible & Women’s Spirituality

8/12/2019
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In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared talk with theologian and professor Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns about how feminism has changed over the years and the importance of both being rooted in your own traditions and staying open to "the other." Show Notes → Get Pete's new book: "How the Bible Actually Works" by Pete Enns

Duration:00:47:35

Episode 94: Pete & Jared - Do We Know God is Good From the Bible?

7/29/2019
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In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared tackle the question: Do we know God is good from the Bible? If you have a question for Pete & Jared, submit it on the Ask Pete page of the website and it might be featured on an upcoming blog post or podcast episode. Show Notes → Support the podcast: The Bible for Normal People Patreon

Duration:00:44:35

Episode 93: Keesmaat & Walsh - Resisting Empire in the Book of Romans

7/15/2019
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This week Biblical Scholar Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and Theologian Dr. Brian Walsh talk about what Paul was up to in the book of Romans. We visit topics like salvation and politics and how maybe those words don’t mean what we thought when it comes to the New Testament. Show Notes → Support the podcast: The Bible For Normal People Patreon

Duration:00:48:37

Episode 92: AJ Levine - Jesus, Judaism, & Christianity (REISSUE)

7/1/2019
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On this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, we look back to our time with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine on understanding Jesus is his Jewish context. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the author of a number of books including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Show Notes → Support the podcast: The Bible for Normal People Patreon

Duration:00:48:21