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Episode 32: Carolyn Custis James: Moving Past Patriarchy

12/11/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:46:10


Episode 31: The Bible For Normal People Live From Penn State

12/4/2017
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This is an episode that was recorded in front of a live audience at Penn State University last month.

Duration: 01:02:33


Episode 30: Pete Enns - Divine Violence

11/26/2017
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On this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete is by himself exploring the topic of divine violence further.

Duration: 00:55:30


Episode 29: Anthony Le Donne - The Gospels as Memories of Jesus

11/20/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:52:29


Episode 29: Anthony Le Donne - The Gospels as Memories of Jesus

11/19/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:51:25


Episode 28: Greg Boyd - Jesus & Divine Violence

11/13/2017
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The week’s guest is pastor and author Greg Boyd, and our topic is how the crucifixion of Jesus helps us see divine violence in the Old Testament from a fresh angle.

Duration: 00:48:48


Episode 27: Pete and Jared - Authority and Revelation

11/5/2017
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On this episode, Pete and Jared talk about Authority and Revelation.

Duration: 00:51:37


Episode 26: Drew Hart - The Bible, Race and White Supremacy

10/30/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:45:45


Episode 25: Jared Byas - Jonah

10/23/2017
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On this episode, Jared is doing another episode by himself on the book of Jonah!

Duration: 00:35:42


Episode 24: Nyasha Junior - Womanist Biblical Interpretation

10/16/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:46:48


Episode 23: Beverly Gaventa - What is The Book of Romans Trying To Do?

10/9/2017
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This week, Jared and Pete speak with Beverly Gaventa. Beverly Gaventa is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Baylor University and Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis Emerita at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her latest book is called “When In Romans”.

Duration: 00:49:32


Episode 22: Pete Enns - 5 Things Jesus Wants You to Know about the Adam Story

10/2/2017
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In this week’s episode, Pete lays out 5 things to keep in mind when reading the Adam story that will challenge your preconceptions, offer fresh points of view, and likely turn our entire political climate around for the better.

Duration: 00:51:05


Episode 21: Jon Levenson - Resurrection in the Hebrew Bible

9/25/2017
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On this episode, Pete and Jared talk with Jon Levenson about resurrection in the Hebrew Bible. Jon Douglas Levenson is an American Hebrew Bible scholar who is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at the Harvard Divinity School. His work concentrates on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, including its reinterpretations in the “rewritten Bible” of Second Temple Judaism and rabbinic midrash. In addition, one of his courses deals with the use of medieval Jewish commentaries...

Duration: 00:58:47


Episode 20: Diana Butler Bass - Reading the Bible as an Experience & Relationship

9/18/2017
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This week Pete and Jared talk with speaker, author, and theologian Diana Butler Bass about her love for the Bible that has led her beyond code words and conventions to something deeper and more spiritually sustaining.

Duration: 00:58:21


Episode 19: Megan DeFranza - The Bible and Intersex Believers

9/11/2017
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On this episode of the Bible For Normal People, Pete and Jared talk with theologian Megan DeFranza (actually, Megan educates us) on a topic that affects deeply the lives of many, but that few Christians even know is a topic. And Megan might surprise you about what the Bible and church history have to say about it.

Duration: 00:49:15


Episode 18: Jared Byas - Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally

8/27/2017
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This week, Jared takes on his first solo episode. Since he’s a plebeian and doesn’t have his own Wikipedia page (unlike Pete), he begins with a little autobiography and the recurring theme of taking the Bible seriously but not literally. And encourages us, no matter how we read the Bible, to stop using “literally” altogether.

Duration: 00:34:50


Episode 16: Ellen Davis: What is the Practical Value of the Old Testament?

7/31/2017
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On this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Ellen Davis about the value of the Old Testament. Ellen Davis is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. She is the author of ten books and many articles, her research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their response to urgent public issues, particularly the environmental crisis and interfaith relations. Her recent book, Biblical Prophecy:...

Duration: 00:53:05


Episode 15: Brian Zahnd - Divine Violence in the Bible

7/16/2017
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On this week’s episode, Peter and Jared speak with Brian Zahnd about violence in the Bible. Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, Beauty Will Save the World, and Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical...

Duration: 00:50:52


Episode 14: Matthew Vines - The Bible and The Gay Christian

7/3/2017
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On this episode of the Bible For Normal People, Pete and Jared talk with Matthew Vines.

Duration: 00:52:09


Episode 13: Marc Brettler - On Being a Jewish Biblical Scholar

6/19/2017
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On this episode, Pete and Jared talk with Jewish Scholar Marc Brettler.

Duration: 00:45:15

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