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The Bible For Normal People

The Bible for Normal People is hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas

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Episode 82: Linda Kay Klein - Breaking Free From Purity Culture

Having grown up being told her body was bad, Linda Kay Klein was on a mission to hear from women about their own experiences with Purity Culture. In this episode we talk about what the Bible has to say about sexual purity and maybe more importantly, what it doesn’t."Pure" by Linda Kay KleinBreak Free TogetherOur Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum www.thebiblefornormalpeople.comwww.peteenns.comwww.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeople Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

52mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 34: Jen Hatmaker - Changing Your Mind About the Bible: A Survivor's Guide

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. Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

46mins

29 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Rachel Held Evans - Unraveling and Re-Raveling the Bible

On this week's episode, we speak with Rachel Held Evans on unraveling and re-raveling the Bible. Rachel has written three best-selling books exploring her evolving journey of faith.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

51mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 112: Pete and Jared - How “How the Bible Actually Works” Works

Here in our last episode for Season 3, Pete & Jared take a deeper dive into Pete’s latest book and how we can further answer these questions, “What is the Bible and what do we do with it?” Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

46mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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

On this episode of the Bible For Normal People, Pete and Jared talk with Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian, about the complexities of biblical interpertation surrounding human sexuality.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

52mins

3 Jul 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 56: Pete Enns - Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament

In this episode, Pete Enns unpacks some of the problems presented by the Bible additional resources mentioned in this episode: Benjamin D. Sommer, "Revelation & Authority" Benjamin D. Sommer, "Jewish Concepts of Scripture" Benjamin D. Sommer, "The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel" Benjamin D. Sommer, "A Prophet Reads Scripture" The Jewish Study Bible Episode 8: Kent Sparks - Where Did the Israelites Come From? Episode 45: Pete Enns - Romans for Normal People Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

45mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 45: Pete Enns - Romans for Normal People

In this episode, Pete (joined by his cat Marmalade) shares 10 things essential to understanding the book of Romans. He's quick to point out a number of varying opinions about this important letter and suggests that the ways in which we've come to understand Paul's writings may be incomplete at best. And the trite ways that some of the more familliar passage have been recited are far from Paul's original intent.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr

16 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 70: Pete Enns - TGC Doesn’t Really Get Progressive Christianity and Atheism

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.resources mentioned in this episode:"3 Beliefs Some Progressive Christians and Atheists Share" by Alisa Childers"God's Word in Human Words" by Kent SparksRachel Held EvansJen HattmakerRob BellMike McHargueBrian McLarenMichael & Lisa GungorBart CampoloDerek Webb http://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.comhttps://peteenns.comhttps://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeopleSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

55mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 90: Richard Rohr - The (Biblical) Universal Christ

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared talk with Richard Rohr about the (biblical) universal Christ and how this concept of Christ can expand our understanding of ourselves, the world, and God.Show Notes → Support the PodcastThe Bible for Normal People PatreonSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr

3 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 111: Tom Oord - Uncontrolling Love of God

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 → Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

45mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 4: Walter Brueggemann - Resurrecting the Bible in The Mainline Church

This week's podcast is a discussion of the state of the Bible in the mainline church with Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

42mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 71: Brad Jersak - The Bible And Orthodox Faith

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to Brad Jersak about how Orthodoxy views the Bible, and some other things, and how those differ from Evangelicalism. Resources mentioned in this episode:"The Mirror of Scripture" by Archbishop Lazar Puhalo"A More Christlike God" by Brad Jersak"How The Bible Actually Works" by Pete Ennshttp://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.comhttps://peteenns.comhttps://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeopleSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

42mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 40: Richard Rohr - A Contemplative Look at The Bible

On this week's episode we have Fr. Richard Rohr to talk about a contemplative approach to the Bible.[re-broadcast from March 26, 2017 (Episode 2)]Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr

12 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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

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 →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

53mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 5: Mike McHargue - That Topic that Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon: Science and the Bible.

On this week's episode, we talk with Mike McHargue about science and faith. Mike is the author of Finding God in The Waves and the host of two popular podcasts, The Liturgist Podcast and Ask Science Mike. Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 3mins

17 Apr 2017

Rank #15

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

In this week's episode, Pete Enns 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.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

51mins

2 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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

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 → Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

55mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 55: Rachel Held Evans - Unraveling and Re-Raveling the Bible (from Season 1)

In this reissue from Season 1, Jared and Pete talk to Rachel Held Evans on wrestling with doubt, how women are portrayed in the Bible and loving the scriptures even through personal doubt and deconstruction.   web http://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.com https://peteenns.com     Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeopleSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

47mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 69: Daniel Kirk - Five Things You Need to Know About the Gospel of Mark

In this episode, Pete and Jared speak with Daniel Kirk about the Gospel of Mark. Mark's gospel goes to great lengths to provide unparalleled detail and symbolism that get more and more meaningful the deeper you traverse into the text. You'll find yourself anxious to read through it again and again!"Binding the Strongman" by Ched Myers"Jesus Have I Loved but Paul?" by Daniel Kirk"A Man Attested By God" by Daniel Kirk http://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.comhttps://peteenns.comhttps://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeopleSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

51mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 58: Bill Schniedewind - When and Why the Bible Was Written

In this episode, Jared & Pete talk to William M. Schniedewind, professor of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at UCLA. They discuss the challenges of accurately capturing the oral tradition of the Hebrew scriptures and what we can learn from looking at the history and context of how it was written. Resources discussed in this episode:How the Bible Became A BookThe Word of God In TransitionThe Social History of Hebrew webhttp://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.comhttps://peteenns.com Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeopleSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

50mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #20