We welcome Pete Enns to the show today to talk about the Bible!!
Here's what Pete says about himself.
I spent half my 20s and 30s in graduate school–first seminary then getting my PhD. I’ve been teaching, writing, and speaking about the Bible for over 20 years.
I like to ask questions and I don’t like quick, safe answers to make the hard questions go away.
I am an explorer. I’m wired to say, ”Yeah, but. . . .” I’ve gotten into trouble now and then for it.
And I love telling Bible stories.
Not the stories you might tell your children. In fact, not just stories that are in the Bible–although there’s that, too.
I tell stories about everyday normal people and their struggles with the Bible.
The Bible is supposed to be the book that tells us what God is up to, but once you start reading, you get more than you bargained for.
The Bible is ancient, weird, unfamiliar, from another world and another time. Some of it is bizarre, unbelievable, and even morally suspect.
The Bible that tells us about God is a messy book that just won’t behave itself.
I tell stories about this messy Bible and what it means to read it with both eyes open to its problems and challenges, and to its promises and possibilities.
I tell stories about the Bible to try to make sense of it.
Today we talk about his new "What the Bible Actually does."
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