THE BIBLE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE
What is the Bible, anyway, and what do we do with it?
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Today our guest is Denis Lamoureux and our topic is one that never seems to stay away for very long, evolution and Christian faith. Lamoureux holds three earned doctoral degrees (dentistry, theology, and biology) and is associate professor of science and religion at...
The latest episode of B4NP features Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. Our topic is the practical value of the Old Testament (and no, smarty pants, it’s not a shorter episode than usual). Davis’s books...
On this week's episode, Pete and Jared speak with Brian Zahnd about violence in the Bible. Brian is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church (Saint Joseph, MO), and he writes, blogs, and Tweets regularly on the problem of violence in the Bible. His next book...
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