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August 07, 2015
my last Patheos post…
Hi everyone, Here is the link to today's post at my new website. It's about...
August 06, 2015
ever feel like God doesn’t make sense?
C'mon over and see today's post on my new website... Pete
August 05, 2015
we have lift off…my new website is up and running!!
Hi folks. My new website, The Bible for Normal People (peteenns.com) is officially launched!! Come...
July 29, 2015
the best defense of the Christian faith is . . .
I'm not a big fan of Christian apologetics. Nothing personal, and I know some smart people...
July 27, 2015
best book on evolution and faith I’ve read in years (or, constructing a cathedral in your mind)
I bet you thought I was going to talk about my book The Evolution of...
July 23, 2015
did Jesus know everything?
Last week I read a little book by New Testament scholar Raymond E. Brown Jesus:...
July 21, 2015
On blogging. An interview with King Solomon
I recently sat down with King Solomon, and he was kind enough to share some...
July 20, 2015
please don’t panic or cause chaos in the streets, but I have an announcement about my blog
Dear Readers, Sometime in the next week or two, I will be leaving Patheos and...
July 17, 2015
historical criticism and Christian truth are not–and cannot be–enemies
The quote below is from an article by German Old Testament scholar Konrad Schmid, "What Is the Difference Between Historical...
July 10, 2015
Peter Leithart, Biblical Criticism, and oh for heaven’s sake, seriously?
Recently, Peter Leithart expressed in satire his deep misgivings about the practice of historical criticism....
July 09, 2015
let’s talk about sexual purity and evangelical anxiety, shall we?
Today’s post is a book review of Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence, by...
July 06, 2015
the challenge of teaching Bible to young Christians (or, true growth is painful)
I've been teaching the Bible to students for 20 years now. That's pretty amazing...
July 02, 2015
the (or at least “a”) problem with evangelical white churches
Below are some words of wisdom from Harvie M. Conn (1933-99) from his book Evangelism: Doing Justice...
June 30, 2015
The Historical Adam: It’s Time to Stop Hiding Under a Theological Security Blanket
Over at Books and Culture, I have been participating in a roundtable discussion concerning the...
June 24, 2015
listen to what the Spirit says to my blog commenters: a vision
While painting my kitchen nonstop in high heat since Sunday and not having brushed my...
June 21, 2015
Jesus’s crucifixion: not exactly a selling point in the ancient world
If you're living in the Mediterranean world of the 1st century and you want to...
June 19, 2015
Jon Stewart on the Charleston shooting: sort of like a prophet
Last night I watched this clip of Jon Stewart commenting on the tragic shooting in...
June 17, 2015
4 thoughts about the Bible as a “human book”
Christians confess the Bible as "God's word," which means (among other things) that God had...
June 15, 2015
a faith crisis in the Bible (and don’t let some 60s hippies tell you otherwise)
In 1965, the Byrds had a big hit with a song written by Pete Seeger...
June 12, 2015
creating Adam, again and again
Today’s post is the second of two by Karl Giberson and is adapted from his...
June 10, 2015
Adam’s Fall and Early Christian Notions of Sin
Today’s post is by Karl Giberson and is adapted from his newly published Saving the...
June 08, 2015
what biblicism is and why it makes baby Jesus cry
Here is my definition of "biblicism." Biblicism is the tendency to appeal to individual biblical verses,...
June 03, 2015
did Jesus even live? a brief thought about scholarship, skepticism, and apologetics
Time and again the study of Jesus has been swamped by waves of radical scepticism--to the point of...
June 02, 2015
10 reasons why roughly 300,000,000 Americans are wrong
Dear Americans, I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. But I digress. Shockingly, according...
June 01, 2015
dear politicians: if you claim the Christian God as your own, here’s your benchmark
Christianity has fallen on hard times in popular western culture. I get it. Christians are...
May 28, 2015
Reading John: An Interview with Christopher Skinner
Today's post is an interview with Christopher Skinner, whose book Reading John came out last...
May 26, 2015
7 problems with a recent evangelical defense of the historicity of Genesis 1-11
Zondervan's latest volume in their popular "Counterpoints" series concerns the historicity of Genesis 1-11, Genesis: History,...
May 18, 2015
a book that actually claims there is actually a future for evangelicalism that doesn’t involve killing each other
My friend Harold Heie has a passionate commitment to fostering respectful conversations on the internet about difficult...
May 16, 2015
on being a Bibliogian©
By the power vested in me by the Internet, I hereby invent a new word,...
May 15, 2015
Changing Faith: An Interview with Michael Hidalgo
Today’s post is an interview with Michael Hidalgo, whose Changing Faith: Questions, Doubts and Choices...
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