Peter Enns


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Peter Enns is Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Enns is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias and is the author of several books, including Inspiration and Incarnation, The Evolution of Adam, and The Bible Tells Me So.

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Hi everyone, Here is the link to today’s post at my new website. It’s about following Jesus. And speaking of following, this is my last post here at Patheos. I hope you will continue to follow me over at The Bible for Normal People. Thanks again to the Patheos team for all they do. And thanks to Jared Byas [Read More...] Read more of this blog post »
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“Sweating bullets to line up the Bible with our exhausting expectations, to make the Bible something it’s not meant to be, isn’t a pious act of faith, even if it looks that way on the surface. It’s actually thinly masked fear of losing control and certainty, a mirror of an inner disquiet, a warning signal that deep down we do not really trust God at all.”
Peter Enns, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

“In the spiritual life, the opposite of fear is not courage, but trust. Branch out. Not only do our beliefs define us, but so does the community of like-minded people who share those beliefs. Christian traditions, denominations, and congregations provide a group identity. We are social animals, so we should not judge our spiritual groups, or those of others, as necessarily a problem. Only when our communities become the defining element of our spiritual lives, packs that protect those boundaries at all costs, do problems begin. That leads to isolation, “us versus them” thinking, and the illusion that “we” are basically right about the Bible and God and “they” aren’t—the kind of wall-building that Jesus and Paul criticized. So much can be learned from”
Peter Enns, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

“When we open the Bible and read it, we are eavesdropping on an ancient spiritual journey.”
Peter Enns, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

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