The Bible For Normal People

Peter Enns and Jared Byas

Serious Talks about The Sacred Book

  • 53 minutes 22 seconds
    [Bible] Episode 271: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Ezra

    In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete ruins the book of Ezra by examining the themes, characters, issues, and connections found within the text; diving into the Moses-like leadership of Ezra, the historical context of the Persian empire, and Ezra’s seemingly strange opinions on intermarriage.

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    20 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 50 minutes 32 seconds
    [Faith] Episode 38: Tamice Spencer-Helms - Grounding Our Faith in Our Experiences

    Tamice Spencer-Helms joins Jared in this episode of Faith for Normal People for a conversation about the integration of faith and identity. Tamice shares their journey of navigating life as a queer and Black Christian, emphasizing the power of authenticity and agency in leaving toxic theologies behind. 

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    13 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 44 minutes 46 seconds
    [Bible] Episode 270: Charles Halton - Is God More Humanlike Than We Thought?

    In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Charles Halton joins Pete and Jared to discuss how the Bible portrays God as being humanlike, the origin of resistance to seeing humanlike characteristics of God, and the implications of embracing this perspective. 

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    6 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 55 minutes 13 seconds
    [Faith] Episode 37: Sarah Bessey - It’s Okay to Deconstruct

    In this episode of Faith for Normal People, Jared and Pete have a candid conversation with Sarah Bessey about the highs and lows of her own evolving faith journey and how we can learn to embrace the wilderness of deconstruction—seeing it not as a place of desolation and doubt, but as an opportunity for growth and renewal.

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    29 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 45 minutes 6 seconds
    [Bible] Episode 269: Jack Levison - The Greek Life of Adam & Eve

    Cain is a cannibal, Eve tells her own version of the fall of man, and the Garden of Eden has a dividing wall? In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete and Jared talk to Jack Levison about the ancient text the Greek Life of Adam and Eve, also known as the Apocalypse of Moses, an intriguing and dramatic retelling of the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Seth, and the origin of sin.

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    22 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    [Bible] Episode 268: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins Chronicles

    In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete makes the case for why you shouldn’t skip 1 and 2 Chronicles after slogging through Samuel and Kings. He explores the Chronicler’s distinct theology, uncovers themes of hope and divine sovereignty, and explains what Chronicles reveals about ancient Israelites’ ideas about God.

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    15 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 41 minutes 30 seconds
    [Bible] Episode 267: Jamal-Dominique Hopkins - Sacrifice in the Dead Sea Scrolls

    In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete and co-host Cynthia Shafer-Elliott learn from Jamal-Dominique Hopkins about the history of sacrifice in the Qumran community and the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls in understanding Judaism during the Second Temple period, exploring the interplay of tradition and innovation in ancient Jewish communities.

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    8 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 54 minutes 45 seconds
    [Faith] Episode 36: J.S. Park - Sitting with the Dying

    In this episode of Faith for Normal People, Jared talks with J.S. (Joon) Park about his experiences with death, grief, and loss as a hospital chaplain for a Level 1 Trauma Center. Together they discuss the varying manifestations of grief, practical advice to help those who experience loss, and how we can develop a holistic approach to grief.

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    1 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 43 minutes 36 seconds
    [Bible] Episode 266: Candida Moss - Enslaved People & the Making of the Bible

    Whose contributions to the production of the Bible have been historically overlooked? In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete and Jared have a fascinating conversation with Candida Moss about enslavement in the Roman Empire, challenging our perception of biblical authorship and shedding light on the roles of enslaved people as scribes and translators of ancient texts.

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    25 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 53 minutes 11 seconds
    [Faith] Episode 35: Pete Enns & Jared Byas - Navigating Through Black-and-White Thinking

    In this episode of Faith for Normal People, Pete and Jared tackle your questions about faith, identifying a common theme of the tendency toward dualism and binary thinking and exploring how to think more critically when faced with either/or theological questions.

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    18 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    [Bible] Episode 265: Pete Enns - Pete Ruins 2 Kings

    In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, Pete is back to his usual antics ruining a book of the Bible. This time he’s conquering 2 Kings, uncovering the historical context, socio-political influences, and bigger picture of the biblical narrative as told through the text.

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    11 March 2024, 4:01 am
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