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The Books of Chronicles and the Problem with Literalism Commentary/Exegesis by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/articles/the-books-of-chronicles-and-the-problem-with-literalism/ Commentary/Exegesis by Pete Enns Topics: History , 1 Chronicles , 1 Kings , 1 Samuel Source: BioLogos Pete Enns address the problem that Chronicles and Samuel/Kings both claim to report history, yet they report that history differently. The Apostle Paul and Adam with Pete Enns Audio/Video by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/resources/the-apostle-paul-and-adam-with-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by Pete Enns Topics: Jesus , Adam , Humanism , Paul Source: BioLogos In this video conversation, Old Testament scholar Peter Enns discusses the Apostle Paul and his understanding of Adam as the progenitor of the human race. people are such absolute jerks (and so can you) Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/people-are-such-absolute-jerks-and-so-can-you/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Sin , Compassion , Story , Relationship Source: Pete Enns In this blog post, Pete Enns interviews Chuck DeGroat on his book "Toughest People to Love" and its topic of brokenness in relationships, psychology, defensiveness, and compassion. Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters Article by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/articles/genesis-creation-and-ancient-interpreters-in-the-garden/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Adam , Creationism , Eve , Interpretation Source: BioLogos In this article, Pete Enns discusses Genesis 2—the Garden of Eden story. He begins by discussing the aspects with which ancient interpreters wrestled, recounts their conclusions, and then offers his own insight. The Apostle Paul: That Liberal, Lukewarm, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/apostle-paul-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Writing , Humor , Paul , Hermeneutics Source: Pete Enns Pete Enns, in this tongue-in-cheek blog post, imagines if the criticism he receives for writing about the Bible was also lobbied at Paul. Paul, too, might be labeled a wolf in sheep's clothing. 3 Reasons Why the Bible Is Worth It Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/bible-worth-it/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Faith , Grace , Story , Hope Source: Pete Enns Pete Enns, known for his deconstructive approach to the Bible, gives three reasons why he believes the Bible is worthy of our attention. It doesn't offer us simple answers, and that's precisely why it matters. Why Doesn't God Make Up his Mind? Audio/Video by Pete Enns http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/why-doesnt-god-make-up-his-mind Audio/Video by Pete Enns Topics: God , Bible , Diversity , Hermeneutics Source: The Work of the People Pete Enns's video wrestles with the Bible's inconsistencies and observes that diversity is built into the biblical witness, which comes to us from a variety of times and places and was written for various purposes. Paul's Perspective on Adam Audio/Video by N T Wright https://biologos.org/resources/pauls-perspective-on-adam-with-n-t-wright-and-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by N T Wright Topics: Adam , Creationism , Interpretation Source: BioLogos In this video, Pete Enns asks N.T. Wright to respond to the question of how Adam functions theologically in the Old Testament and whether a historical Adam is central or important. I Love You, Bible . . . Just Not That Way Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/i-love-the-bible/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Faith , Bible , Spirituality , Journey Source: Pete Enns How do you love the Bible without reducing it to a mere rule book? In this blog post, Pete Enns considers how the Bible, in all its contradictions, models for us a life of honest faith. Incarnational Model Audio/Video by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/resources/incarnational-model-with-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by Pete Enns Topics: Scripture , Language , Bible Source: BioLogos In this two minute video, Pete Enns discusses the Incarnational Model of Scripture, the understanding that the Bible reflects both the divine nature of God and the human influence that existed during its writing. Why It’s Good to Doubt God Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/why-its-good-to-doubt-god/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Faith , Trust , Doubt , Control Source: Pete Enns Pete Enns offers an abbreviated transcript to his lecture that dives into how doubt, too often rejected as being the enemy of faith, is not a sign of weakness but a sign of spiritual growth. Understanding the Humanity of Jesus Audio/Video by N T Wright https://biologos.org/resources/understanding-the-humanity-of-jesus-with-n-t-wright-and-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by N T Wright Topics: Contextualization , Jesus Christ's humanity Source: BioLogos In this video, Pete Enns asks N.T. Wright several questions, including what he thinks is the biggest misunderstanding that western 21st century evangelicals have about Jesus and how it stunts their understanding and witness (2:31). Yeah, But Where Are the Boundaries? Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/yeah-but-where-are-the-boundaries/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Sin , Faith , Contextualization Source: Pete Enns The more we acknowledge the Bible as having ancient contexts, meanings, and purposes, it becomes less clear where the boundaries are. But, writes Pete Enns, that lack of clarity may teach us something about faith. Adam, Eve, and the Culture Wars Audio/Video by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/resources/adam-eve-and-the-culture-wars-with-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by Pete Enns Topics: Culture , Fear , Adam , Eve Source: BioLogos In this two minute video, Pete Enns considers why questioning the historicity of Adam and Eve is so threatening to Evangelicals. You and I Have a Different God, I Think Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/you-and-i-have-a-different-god-i-think/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Adam , Creationism , Evolution , Attributes of God Source: Pete Enns Pete Enns writes about the ongoing debate about whether the story of Adam—of creation—should be taken literally or not. Perhaps, writes Enns, it really comes down to what kind of God we believe in. Understanding Origins and the Ancient Mind Audio/Video by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/resources/understanding-origins-and-the-ancient-mind-with-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by Pete Enns Topics: Interpretation , Creation , Contextualization Source: BioLogos In this video conversation, Pete Enns sheds light on the key difference between the ancient and modern mind with regard to the interpretation of texts (2:15). Where do you experience God? Well, answer me. Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/where-do-you-experience-god-well-answer-me/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: EXPERIENCE , Miracle , Journey , Spirituality Source: Pete Enns Pete Enns's blog post reflects on the question, "Where do you experience God?" Often we either deny the importance of experience or think only miracles count, but God is far more pervasive in our lives. The Firmament of Genesis 1 Is Solid but That’s Not the Point Sermon Illustration by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/articles/the-firmament-of-genesis-1-is-solid-but-thats-not-the-point/ Sermon Illustration by Pete Enns Topics: Science , Water , Creation , Faith Source: BioLogos In this article, Pete Enns argues that it is a mistake to insist that descriptions in Genesis 1 conform to science. "It is important to remember that God speaks in ways that people can understand." Rob Bell, Oprah, and N. T. Wright. Yeah, you heard me. Article by Pete Enns https://peteenns.com/rob-bell-oprah-and-n-t-wright-yeah-you-heard-me/ Article by Pete Enns Topics: Spirituality , Contextualization , Culture , Theology Source: Pete Enns Pete Enns, drawing from the work of N.T. Wright, reflects on the controversial figure that is Rob Bell. Testing and discernment are important, but, writes Enns, "Don't assume God is not in this because you disagree." America's Culture Wars Audio/Video by Pete Enns https://biologos.org/resources/americas-culture-wars-with-n-t-wright-and-pete-enns/ Audio/Video by Pete Enns Topics: Culture , Religion , America , Evolution Source: BioLogos In this four minute video, Pete Enns and Rev. N.T. Wright discuss the disconnect between science and religion. Specifically, why is there such controversy in Evangelicalism about evolution. Is this a “culture war” issue?