In this episode, Pete & Jared talk to William Paul Young, author of the NY Times bestselling book and feature film, “The Shack.” Young describes his thought process behind his controversial prorayal of God the Father as an African-American woman and reminds us that we all bring some level of interpretation to the Biblical text.
In this episode, Pete and Jared discuss Deuteronomy, the so-called “Deuteronomistic History,” and why God in these books is so over-the-top angry most of the time.
Archaeologist Cynthia Shafer-Elliott turns a 2D Bible into a 3D picture by digging up artifacts from everyday ancient Israelite life. These were real people with real habits and customs that we never really see on the pages of the Bible.
In this episode, Pete works through 7 big-picture issues that help us see what Proverbs is all about and why the idea of Wisdom is such an absolutely central and vital biblical concept that many know very little about.
In this season 2 opener, Pete & Jared talk with Jen Hatmaker about what can happen, emotionally and relationally, when you change your mind about the Bible. And how to survive it with your faith intact.
On this episode, Pete and Jared are talking about “What is the Bible?” while also reflecting on the various guests and topics from Season 1. This is the last episode for season 1. Join us for Season 2 of The Bible For Normal People in early 2018!
On this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Carolyn Custis James.
Carolyn Custis James is an award winning author who thinks deeply about what it means to be a female follower of Jesus in a postmodern world.
On this episode, Pete and Jared speak to New Testament scholar Anthony Le Donne about The Gospels as memories of Jesus rather than strictly speaking “historical” accounts. Le Donne is the author of several books on Jesus and the Gospels and also edits the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.
On this episode, Pete and Jared speak to New Testament scholar Anthony Le Donne about The Gospels as memories of Jesus rather than strictly speaking “historical ” accounts. Le Donne is the author of several books on the subject and editor of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.
On this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Drew Hart about race and the Bible.
Drew Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he recently defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is a...
This week’s episode looks at Womanist Biblical Interpretation with Pete and Jared’s guest Nyasha Junior, assistant professor in the department of religion at Temple University in Philadelphia. She writes, teaches, speaks, and frequently tweets on race, gender, religion, and their intersections.