THE BIBLE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE
What is the Bible, anyway, and what do we do with it?
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This week’s episode explores how Judaism engages modern biblical scholarship which is often hostile to that tradition with guest Marc Brettler of Duke University.
Beginning this week we are moving to our summer schedule—every other week. Our next podcast will be up next Monday (June 19) and our guest will be Marc Brettler to talk about Judaism and biblical scholarship. We will resume our normal weekly schedule September 10....
Pete and Jared discuss how doubt in the life of faith is normal (in fact, unavoidable and inevitable), biblical (you might be surprised how blunt some biblical writers are), and spiritually beneficial (struggling with uncertainty transforms faith in ways nothing else...
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