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(1959)

Rank #180 in Christianity category

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The Bible For Normal People

Updated 19 days ago

Rank #180 in Christianity category

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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The Bible for Normal People is hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas

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

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Well stated

By ackhoff - Apr 14 2020
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Episode 119!!!!! Thank you thank you for speaking on this incredibly relevant and important issue.

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I love this show. I see as something like this: “Christianity that isn’t afraid of the intellect”

iTunes Ratings

1959 Ratings
Average Ratings
1746
93
44
23
53

Well stated

By ackhoff - Apr 14 2020
Read more
Episode 119!!!!! Thank you thank you for speaking on this incredibly relevant and important issue.

Love

By K. Jolie - Apr 04 2020
Read more
I love this show. I see as something like this: “Christianity that isn’t afraid of the intellect”

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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The Bible For Normal People

Latest release on Dec 14, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode 82: Linda Kay Klein - Breaking Free From Purity Culture

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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.

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Apr 08 2019

52mins

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Rank #2: Episode 34: Jen Hatmaker - Changing Your Mind About the Bible: A Survivor's Guide

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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. 

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Jan 29 2018

46mins

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

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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.

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Apr 03 2017

51mins

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Rank #4: Episode 112: Pete and Jared - How “How the Bible Actually Works” Works

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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?” 

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Dec 16 2019

46mins

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Rank #5: Episode 14: Matthew Vines - The Bible and The Gay Christian

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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.

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Jul 03 2017

52mins

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Rank #6: Episode 56: Pete Enns - Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament

Aug 06 2018

45mins

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Rank #7: Episode 45: Pete Enns - Romans for Normal People

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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.

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Apr 16 2018

1hr

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Rank #8: Episode 70: Pete Enns - TGC Doesn’t Really Get Progressive Christianity and Atheism

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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:

http://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.com

https://peteenns.com

https://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeople

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Dec 03 2018

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 90: Richard Rohr - The (Biblical) Universal Christ

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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.

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Jun 03 2019

1hr

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Rank #10: Episode 111: Tom Oord - Uncontrolling Love of God

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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. 

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Dec 09 2019

45mins

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Rank #11: Episode 4: Walter Brueggemann - Resurrecting the Bible in The Mainline Church

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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.

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Apr 10 2017

42mins

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Rank #12: Episode 71: Brad Jersak - The Bible And Orthodox Faith

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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:

http://www.thebiblefornormalpeople.com

https://peteenns.com

https://www.patreon.com/thebiblefornormalpeople

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Dec 10 2018

42mins

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Rank #13: Episode 40: Richard Rohr - A Contemplative Look at The Bible

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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)]

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Mar 12 2018

1hr

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Rank #14: Episode 108: Pete Wehner - Faith, Politics, & Polarization

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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.

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Nov 18 2019

53mins

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Rank #15: Episode 5: Mike McHargue - That Topic that Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon: Science and the Bible.

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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. 

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Apr 17 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Episode 22: Pete Enns - 5 Things Jesus Wants You to Know about the Adam Story

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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.

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Oct 02 2017

51mins

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Rank #17: Episode 98: Pete Holmes - Pete Holmes Talks About Comedy, Sex, & God

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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.

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Sep 09 2019

55mins

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Rank #18: Episode 55: Rachel Held Evans - Unraveling and Re-Raveling the Bible (from Season 1)

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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.

 

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Jul 23 2018

47mins

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Rank #19: Episode 69: Daniel Kirk - Five Things You Need to Know About the Gospel of Mark

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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

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Nov 26 2018

51mins

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Rank #20: Episode 58: Bill Schniedewind - When and Why the Bible Was Written

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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:

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https://peteenns.com

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Sep 03 2018

50mins

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