The Bible For Normal People
The Bible For Normal People
Peter Enns and Jared Byas
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The Bible for Normal People is hosted by Peter Enns and Jared ByasSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Episode 143: Martha Himmelfarb - Second Temple Judaism & Apocalyptic Literature
Getting into the Halloween spirit? Don’t miss this spooky episode talking about all things apocalypse in Second Temple Judaism! Our guest Martha Himmelfarb is an expert on the subject and she tells us all about the key features of apocalyptic literature, some theories on its popularity, and shares about some apocalyptic literature that didn’t make it into the Bible. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-martha-himmelfarb-second-temple-judaism-apocalyptic-literature/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 18
47 min
Episode 142: Jared Byas - Rediscovering Jonah - Part 2
This episode is the second installment of Jared’s deep dive (no pun intended) into the book of Jonah. In this episode, Jared gives us a taste of how rich this book is in metaphors and how a fuller understanding of the ancient Near East brings out the context of this book. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/rediscovering-jonah-part-2/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 11
30 min
Episode 141: John Franke - God Is On a Mission and So Can You
John Franke joins the podcast to discussing his new book, Missional Theology ( http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/missional-theology/289300 ). John shares some key components of missional theology and discusses how to overcome plurality, what evangelizing looks like through a missional lens, and why the church needs the world. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-john-franke-god-is-on-a-mission-and-so-can-you/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 4
50 min
BONUS Episode: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott - What Archaeologists Do & Why it Matters
We are so excited about the Everyday Life in Ancient Israel class Cynthia is teaching for us we just had to reissue her podcast episode from back in season 2. Cynthia talks with Pete and Jared about what she does as an archaeologist, how it has informed her view of the Bible, her favorite finds, and more! Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-with-cynthia-shafer-elliott-what-archaeologists-do-why-it-matters-reissue/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 1
46 min
Episode 140: Paula Fredriksen - When Christians Were Jews
What separated Judaism from the Christian movement during the Second Temple Period? In this episode, Paula Fredriksen breaks down the beginnings of the Jesus movement and how it came to flourish. She gets into what religion looked like in the broader culture, how religion was defined, and what clues people left behind for us to know these things. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-paula-fredriksen-when-christians-were-jews/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 27
57 min
Episode 139: Pete Enns - You Have Questions, Pete Has Answers
This episode of the podcast is filled with listener question from our Ask Pete and Jared page on the website. Pete answers questions about Job, ancient Egyptian letters, the world of biblical scholarship, shifting faith views, and much more! Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/episode-139-you-have-questions-pete-has-answers/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 20
48 min
Episode 138: Pete & Jared - How Love Changes the Meaning of the Bible
What does it mean to “speak the truth in love?” On this episode we’re taking about Jared’s new book Love Matters More ( https://www.jaredbyas.com/book/ ) and what it should actually look like for Christians to interact with people they disagree with. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/episode-138-how-love-changes-the-meaning-of-the-bible/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 13
56 min
Episode 137: James Kugel - Challenging Our Assumptions About the Bible
Ancient interpreters made all sort of assumptions about the Bible much like we do today. What do their assumptions tell us about how to interpret the Bible today? James Kugel breaks down the function of the Bible throughout history and how it has changed from antiquity to today. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-james-kugel-challenging-our-assumptions-about-the-bible/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 6
52 min
Episode 136: Ariel Sabar - Telling the Truth About Jesus' Wife
Just because someone claims to hold the truth doesn't mean they actually do. On this episode, investigative journalist Ariel Sabar tells us the fascinating story of how a Harvard professor was duped into believing she made a discovery that would turn the Christian world upside down. But as it turns out, truth is not always subjective. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-ariel-sabar-telling-the-truth-about-jesus-wife/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 23
52 min
Episode 135: Gary Anderson - How the Bible Talks About Sin
What is sin? It’s something we talk about often but rarely take the time to define. Gary Anderson has written a book on the subject so we brought him on the show to explain it to all us normal people. He sheds light on some common misconceptions and explains the history behind our modern understandings of sin. Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-gary-anderson-how-the-bible-talks-about-sin/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 9
52 min
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