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The Bible For Normal People podcast

The Bible For Normal People

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

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

 

#188

Episode 183: Jennifer Bashaw - What Did the Crucifixion Do?

In this week’s episode, Jennifer Bashaw joins Pete and Jared to discuss how various atonement theories attempt to explain Jesus’s death. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-183-jennifer-bashaw-what-did-the-crucifixion-do/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

47 MINS

47:56

18 Oct 2021


#187

Episode 182: Pete & Jared - The Evolution of Adam

Can Christianity and evolution coexist? In this episode of [The Bible for Normal People] (https://peteenns.com/podcast/) , Pete and Jared discuss a path forward for Christians who accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-182-the-evolution-of-adam/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

51 MINS

51:54

11 Oct 2021


#186

Episode 181: Kate Bowler - The Prosperity Gospel & a Theology of Suffering

In this week’s episode, Kate Bowler joins Pete and Jared to discuss how suffering can cause us to adjust what we think God is like and how harmful the prosperity gospel can be. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-181-kate-bowler-prosperity-gospel/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

41 MINS

41:50

04 Oct 2021


#185

Episode 180: Brian K. Blount - Revelation for Today

The book of Revelation is just plain weird. For this episode, Pete and Jared sit down with Brian K. Blount to discuss how to read and understand the book of Revelation. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-180-brian-k-blount-revelation-for-today/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

45 MINS

45:50

27 Sep 2021


#184

Episode 179: Paul Deal - Integrating Faith and Psychology

On this episode, Pete and Jared sit down with Paul Deal to discuss the intersection of mental health, psychology, and faith. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-179-paul-deal-integrating-faith-and-psychology/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

57 MINS

57:42

20 Sep 2021


#183

Episode 178: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Isaiah

In this episode of the Bible for Normal People, Pete Enns continues his habit of ruining things for everyone. Today’s topic is the book of Isaiah, and Pete shares five fun facts that biblical scholars like to talk about that will ruin your life—probably not. We’ll see. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-178-pete-enns-pete-ruins-isaiah/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:04

13 Sep 2021


#182

Episode 177: Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. - Social Justice & the Radical Gospel

For this episode, Pete and Jared are joined by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., who walks us through pervasive biblical evidence for social justice. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-177-obery-m-hendricks-jr-social-justice-the-radical-gospel/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

46 MINS

46:32

06 Sep 2021


#181

Episode 176: Jared Byas - The Making of the Modern Mindset, Pt. 1

For this episode, Jared Byas takes a deep dive into the origins of the modern mindset and how understanding our own context impacts our study of the Bible. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-176-jared-byas-the-making-of-the-modern-mindset-part-1/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

34 MINS

34:08

23 Aug 2021


#180

Episode 175: Jodi Magness - The Jesus of Archaeology

In this episode, Pete and Jared sit down with Jodi Magness to discuss what archaeology can teach us about Jesus in his Jewish context. And also - quiches, frittatas, and toilets. Oh my! [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-175-jodi-magness-the-jesus-of-archaeology/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

47 MINS

47:06

09 Aug 2021


#179

Episode 174: Brian McLaren - The Four Stages of Faith

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete and Jared sit down with Brian McLaren to discuss stages of faith, the prevalence of doubt, and what paths to faith after doubt might look like. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-174-brian-mclaren-the-four-stages-of-faith/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

52 MINS

52:06

26 Jul 2021


#178

Episode 173: Cheryl B. Anderson - The Ethical Impact of Biblical Interpretation

Can biblical interpretation have an ethical impact? Our guest this week, Cheryl B. Anderson, combines her background as a practicing attorney with her Ph.D. in Biblical studies to create a compelling discussion on ethics, law, and how we read our Bible.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-173-cheryl-b-anderson-the-ethical-impact-of-biblical-interpretation/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

43 MINS

43:26

12 Jul 2021


#177

Episode 172: Pete Enns - A Whole Different Way of Reading Genesis

In this episode, Pete looks at Genesis from an angle we’re guessing will be new to many of you. We’re going to focus on the big picture. What is Genesis as a whole about? For what purpose was it written? What is it doing? Those are the big questions we’re going after. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-172-pete-enns-a-whole-different-way-of-reading-genesis/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

49 MINS

49:26

28 Jun 2021


#176

Episode 171: Ted Lewis - The Origins of God

The word of the day is &#34;complicated&#34; and the nerd-o-meter is set to the max. Join us on this week&#39;s episode as Pete &amp; Jared explore the messiness of history and the origins of Yahweh with Dr. Ted Lewis. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-171-ted-lewis-the-origins-of-god/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

50 MINS

50:06

14 Jun 2021


#175

Episode 170: Kristin Kobes Du Mez - A Modern Church History of Toxic Masculinity

Where did white Evangelical support for men like Donald Trump come from? Pete &amp; Jared sit down with Kristin Kobes Du Mez to discuss toxic patterns of masculinity and patriarchy that have surfaced over the past seventy years in the white Evangelical church. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-170-kristin-kobes-du-mez-a-modern-church-history-of-toxic-masculinity/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

07 Jun 2021

42 MINS

42:08

07 Jun 2021


#174

Episode 169: Pete & Jared - The Bible and the "Problem of History"

What do you do when you notice something in the Bible that doesn’t pass the muster of historical research? In this episode, Pete &amp; Jared discuss the problem of history found within the pages of the Bible and the implications of history on Christian life and faith.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-169-pete-jared-the-bible-the-problem-of-history/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

31 May 2021

47 MINS

47:04

31 May 2021


#173

Episode 168: Xavier Pickett - When Did White Christian America Lose Its Mind? (Reissue)

In this reissued episode, Pete &amp; Jared converse with [Xavier Pickett] (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/faculty/xavierpickett.html) about ways in which the Bible and the church have been shaped by hundreds of years of systemic racism and white privilege.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-168-xavier-pickett-when-did-white-christian-america-lose-its-mind-reissue/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

24 May 2021

47 MINS

47:36

24 May 2021


#172

Episode 167: Joshua Harris - A Story of Public Deconstruction

On this episode, Joshua Harris discusses his public deconstruction and how he has wrestled with questions of accountability for harmful ideas while also making room for grace. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-167-joshua-harris-a-story-of-public-deconstruction/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

17 May 2021

39 MINS

39:14

17 May 2021


#171

Episode 166: Matthew Paul Turner - Teaching God to Our Kids

How should we talk to our kids about God and the Bible? On this episode, Matthew Paul Turner discusses the importance of allowing children the space to explore spirituality and ask questions about God. [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-166-matthew-paul-turner-teaching-god-to-our-kids/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

10 May 2021

47 MINS

47:26

10 May 2021


#170

Episode 165: Stephanie Tait - Disability Theology is for Everyone

We invited Stephanie Tait to discuss the cultural lens of ableism and how disability theology shapes the way she views God and the Bible.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-165-disability-theology-is-for-everyone/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

03 May 2021

47 MINS

47:28

03 May 2021


#169

Episode 164: Pete Enns - Where Did Our Bible Come From?

On this episode, Pete talks about where our Bible comes from, its messy history, and what that means for us today.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-164-where-did-our-bible-come-from/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

26 Apr 2021

52 MINS

52:40

26 Apr 2021


#168

Episode 163: Tripp Fuller - Thinking About Jesus Today

We brought in Tripp Fuller, host of the podcast Homebrewed Christianity, to share his perspective on the Jesus of history and the Christ of theology and its relevancy in our lives today.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-163-tripp-fuller-thinking-about-jesus-today/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

19 Apr 2021

50 MINS

50:08

19 Apr 2021


#167

Episode 162: Jared & Sarah Byas - Parenting in a Faith Transition

Wondering how Jared and his wife, Sarah, have navigated parenting amidst their transitions of faith? They cover what they tell their kids about Christianity, the Bible, and how their parenting is different because of it.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-162-parenting-in-a-faith-transition-feat-sarah-byas/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

12 Apr 2021

40 MINS

40:50

12 Apr 2021


#166

Episode 161: Amanda Mbuvi - Finding Ourselves in the Stories of the Bible

Why were the stories of the Bible written down? On this episode Amanda Mbuvi shares about how the Bible plays a role in identity formation and how that affects how we read it.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/interview-with-amanda-mbuvi-finding-ourselves-in-the-stories-of-the-bible/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

05 Apr 2021

46 MINS

46:22

05 Apr 2021


#165

Episode 160: Pete and Jared - The Risk of an "Errant" Bible

Why is Bible inerrancy so hard for people to give up? Pete and Jared dive into some possible explanations and take a look at the history of the belief that the Bible is inerrant.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-160-the-risk-of-an-errant-bible/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

29 Mar 2021

47 MINS

47:16

29 Mar 2021


#164

Episode 159: Richard Elliott Friedman - Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

We love a good discussion on the formation of the Bible. Listen in as we talk to scholar Richard Elliott Friedman about the various texts that make up the Hebrew Bible, what clues we have to date them, and what makes the Bible a unique work of writings.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/interview-with-richard-elliott-friedman-who-wrote-the-pentateuch/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

22 Mar 2021

46 MINS

46:58

22 Mar 2021


#163

Episode 158: Maria Doerfler - Reading the Bible in Times of Crisis

There’s many difficult stories the Bible but one people struggle with the most are those dealing with the death of children. On this episode, we are joined by Maria Doerfler who shares rich perspectives on the stories of Jephthah’s daughter, the sacrifice of Isaac, and how people throughout history have interpreted them.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/interview-with-maria-doerfler-reading-the-bible-in-times-of-crisis/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

15 Mar 2021

46 MINS

46:34

15 Mar 2021


#162

Episode 157: Nadia Bolz-Weber - Being a Christian in the Messiness

We had a great conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber about what is compelling about Christianity, why we all need to stop trying so hard, and what in the world there is to be hopeful about.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/interview-with-nadia-bolz-weber-being-a-christian-in-the-messiness/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

08 Mar 2021

53 MINS

53:29

08 Mar 2021


#161

Episode 156: Pete and Jared - Your Questions About Prayer, Marriage, White Jesus, an Angry God, and ...

In this episode we are answering some of the most asked questions on our [Ask Pete] (https://peteenns.com/ask-pete/) page. We get into a lot of topics like how other cultures interpret Jesus, how normal people can study the Bible on their own, and how we make meaning out of the Bible.  [Show Notes →] (https://peteenns.com/episode-156-your-questions-about-prayer-marriage-white-jesus-an-angry-god-and-a-murky-bible/) Support this podcast at — <a rel='payment' href='https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations'>https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations</a>Advertising Inquiries: <a href='https://redcircle.com/brands'>https://redcircle.com/brands</a> ... Read more

01 Mar 2021

43 MINS

43:48

01 Mar 2021