161 episodes

A weekly podcast talk show having serious talks about the sacred book. Hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas.

The Bible For Normal Peopl‪e‬ Peter Enns and Jared Byas

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 2.2K Ratings

A weekly podcast talk show having serious talks about the sacred book. Hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas.

    Episode 156: Pete and Jared - Your Questions About Prayer, Marriage, White Jesus, an Angry God, and a Murky Bible

    Episode 156: Pete and Jared - Your Questions About Prayer, Marriage, White Jesus, an Angry God, and a Murky Bible

    In this episode we are answering some of the most asked questions on our Ask Pete ( https://peteenns.com/ask-pete/ ) page. We get into a lot of topics like how other cultures interpret Jesus, how normal people can study the Bible on their own, and how we make meaning out of the Bible.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/episode-156-your-questions-about-prayer-marriage-white-jesus-an-angry-god-and-a-murky-bible/ )

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    • 43 min
    Episode 155: Sarah Bessey - Why Bother Praying?

    Episode 155: Sarah Bessey - Why Bother Praying?

    Praying can feel difficult during hard times and especially after a faith deconstruction. Sarah Bessey joins us on this episode of the podcast to talk about what inspired her to write a book on prayer and shares what has been helpful in her discovery of what it means to pray.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-sarah-bessey-why-bother-praying/ )

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations

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    • 40 min
    Episode 154: Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler - How Jews & Christians Read the Bible Differently

    Episode 154: Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler - How Jews & Christians Read the Bible Differently

    It shouldn’t be a surprise to us now that people can read the same text and walk away with vastly different meanings. On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking with Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler who share some reasons why Jews and Christians use and understand the Bible in different ways.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-amy-jill-levine-and-marc-brettler-how-jews-christians-read-the-bible-differently/ )

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    • 50 min
    Episode 153: James Kugel - Shifting Perspectives on God in the Bible

    Episode 153: James Kugel - Shifting Perspectives on God in the Bible

    James Kugel is back on the podcast sharing about how people during the biblical period understood God and how their views changed overtime. How does their understanding of God influence our understandings today?

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-james-kugel-shifting-perspectives-on-god-in-the-bible/ )

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations

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    • 52 min
    Episode 152: Pete Enns - What Makes Christianity Different?

    Episode 152: Pete Enns - What Makes Christianity Different?

    We’re back with Season 5! On this episode, Pete shares what makes Christianity distinct for him. He discusses the beginning of the Jesus movement, explains how New Testament writers probably understood their faith, and how first century Christians made sense of Jesus’ crucifixion.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/episode-152-what-makes-christianity-different/ )

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    • 49 min
    Episode 151: 2020 - Let's Not and Say We Did

    Episode 151: 2020 - Let's Not and Say We Did

    2020— What a year. We’re wrapping up the year and the fourth season of the podcast with a look back onto what we learned from this season and from the year as a whole.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/episode-151-2020-lets-not-and-say-we-did/ )

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

JP3z ,

Academics have become personable?

This podcast is brilliant. The care, compassion, and rigor that is brought into these difficult conversations is truly astounding. It’s a rare gift to find someone who can take seemingly high level concepts and translate them into applicable language for all.

I can’t recommend this podcast enough. It’s a fresh conversational approach to Christianity that often goes unheard. 6/5 stars

fashionbysu_ ,

Excellent podcast!

I’m so glad I came across this pod cast. I’m trying so hard to learn about the Bible, it all so confusing. Yet I feel like this podcast is starting to help me out. I sometimes catch myself taking notes. Excellent podcast for Christians or any normal person who wants to know but the Bible, God, Christianity, etc.

burpo1 ,

So good I donate.

I’m usually a little delinquent when I comes to promptly listening to my automatically downloaded podcast, and some get very dated by the time I listen to them. However, that’s never an issue with TB4NP. Even though the episode title may seem like something I might not want to examine, I’m NEVER disappointed and I’m always entertained and informed. I look forward to the Monday download with eagerness. I even go back into the archives and listen again sometimes. Great discussion material for different text and email groups I’m a part of. Six stars.

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