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Episode 12: Peter Enns & How the Bible Actually Works

ReThinking Christianity

The Bible is a book that has had a lot of influence on millions of people and for many it can cause a lot of questions and doubts in their faith. On this episode I talk with Pete Enns on the Bible and How the Bible Actually Works. Pete offers insights on the Bible along with how to work through faith & doubt in the midst of working through struggles with the Bible. Check out some of Pete's resources here: https://peteenns.com/books/books-for-normal-people/Also check out The Bible for Normal People Podcast! 

54mins

16 Jun 2021

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V12. 1:8 - The Bible Tells Me So - Peter Enns

The Venture 12 Podcast

What is the Bible? Who is it for? How have we been using it? How should we use it? How should we teach it? Where does it fit in the future of the church? Dr. Peter Enns shares his wisdom on how to handle the Bible by letting it be exactly what it is. "The Bible deconstructs from within what the church has made of it." P. Enns

1hr 2mins

23 Mar 2021

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Ep. 110: Dr. Peter Enns — What If God Actually Likes You?

Think Act Be Podcast

I’ve got a very special guest for you this week. Professor Peter Enns, author of books that include The Sin of Certainty and How the Bible Actually Works (affiliate links), joins me for a discussion about the Bible, Christianity, love, trust, and the evolving nature of faith. I grew up with a very fundamentalist understanding of the Bible, and can relate to so many of the things that Pete writes and talks about, including the fear of getting our facts wrong and offending God. As Pete points out, that’s a pretty limiting view of God—that God can’t tolerate our honest efforts to interpret the Bible as best we can in light of our experience. Our discussion  focuses on Christianity, but I think many of the issues apply across different religious traditions. I look forward to hearing your reactions. 

59mins

21 Oct 2020

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December 8, 2019 - Peter Enns Interview

Red Letter Christians Podcast

Tony interviews Dr. Peter Enns, a Biblical Studies professor in Eastern University's theology department. Tune in to hear Pete Enns explore the beautiful intricacies of the Bible, including one of the most beloved enigmas of all times.

24mins

12 Dec 2019

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Rev. Dr. Peter Enns: July 21, 2019

Montreat Summer Worship Series

Every Sunday during the summer months, Montreat Conference Center, along with Montreat Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) holds services for the Lord’s Day featuring guest preachers from around the country. The guest preacher for Montreat Conference Center’s Summer Worship Series on 7/21/2019 was Rev. Dr. Peter Enns. You can learn more about the speaker at https://montreat.org/dr-peter-enns-to-preach-at-montreat-conference-center-on-july-21.The post Rev. Dr. Peter Enns: July 21, 2019 first appeared on Montreat Conference Center.

22mins

23 Jul 2019

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A Conversation with Bishop Bill Gohl and Dr. Peter Enns

word for Word

In this pilot episode of word for Word, the Rev. Bill Gohl, bishop of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA, sits down for an interview with theologian and professor Peter Enns, talking different aspects of that unique and famous collection of 66+ books we call the Holy Bible.

44mins

11 Jun 2019

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Peter Enns | God is Not a Helicopter Parent

Language of God

How do we live when we don’t have all the answers? How do we find answers amidst Biblical contradictions? Theologian Peter Enns refuses to shy away from asking the larger questions about Christian faith. He brings these questions to his conversation with Jim, wrestling with how the Bible relates to our lives today. They explore the potential behind reading the Bible creatively, the dangers of our modernist sense of truth, and the growing desire for spiritual authenticity. Theologian and Biblical studies scholar Dr. Peter Enns is Abram S. Clemes Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. His research has focused on a broad variety of topics such as Old Testament interpretation, hermeneutics, and the relationship between science and scripture. In addition to writing and teaching, he hosts a popular podcast called The Bible for Normal People. Peter received his B.A. from Messiah College and an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Find a conversation about this episode at the BioLogos Forum.

51mins

16 May 2019

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10. Peter Enns | God is Not a Helicopter Parent

Language of God

How do we live when we don’t have all the answers? How do we find answers amidst Biblical contradictions? Theologian Peter Enns refuses to shy away from asking the larger questions about Christian faith. He brings these questions to his conversation with Jim, wrestling with how the Bible relates to our lives today. They explore the potential behind reading the Bible creatively, the dangers of our modernist sense of truth, and the growing desire for spiritual authenticity. Theologian and Biblical studies scholar Dr. Peter Enns is Abram S. Clemes Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. His research has focused on a broad variety of topics such as Old Testament interpretation, hermeneutics, and the relationship between science and scripture. In addition to writing and teaching, he hosts a popular podcast called The Bible for Normal People. Peter received his B.A. from Messiah College and an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Find a conversation about this episode at the BioLogos Forum.

51mins

16 May 2019

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Peter Enns

The Drew Marshall Show

Peter Enns is beloved for his irreverent, progressive, and faithful perspective on the Bible. Now, Peter explains how the Bible actually works and why it speaks to us so powerfully even when it does not behave as we think it should. “The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rulebook for faith. But when we allow the Bible to determine our expectations, we see that Wisdom, not answers, is the Bible’s true subject matter.” HOW THE BIBLE ACTUALLY WORKS outlines the three defining characteristics of the Bible: that it is ancient, ambiguous, and diverse. These qualities, Enns maintains, demonstrate that humanity’s understanding of God is an ongoing process. Enns argues that the Bible itself invites readers to consider context and their own circumstances as they interpret and reinterpret scripture. HOW THE BIBLE ACTUALLY WORKS makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible. Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to do. *Peter Enns is the Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, and has taught at Harvard University Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the host of The Bible for Normal People podcast, is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias, and is the author of several books, including The Sin of Certainty, The Bible Tells Me So, and Inspiration and Incarnation.

28mins

23 Mar 2019

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Peter Enns

CBF Conversations

Sponsors: School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb Univ., Campbell Univ. Divinity School, and David Correll of Universal Creative Concepts.Music by Nicolai Heidlas from HookSounds.com

46mins

8 Oct 2018

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