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On this week’s episode, Pete and Jared riff with great eloquence and profundity on three big words that come up sooner or later whenever you start talking about the Bible, especially when you start thinking about the Bible in new ways. Is the Bible still authoritative? What does that even mean? Same with Revelation and Inspiration.

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Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works. Tweets at @peteenns.


  • Eric L says:

    I absolutely loved this podcast. Granted, I’ve liked every single one.

    Some thoughts: Regarding the rise of inerrancy, I’ve read that the inerrancy fight started around fundamentalists and liberals debated accuracy and authority. Probably from The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth in 1910. The citation was from The Battle for the Bible and The Last Word; which, is cited in the Theology of Dallas Willard. The first chapter of the the last book blew me away.

    I’ve heard inerrancy being anywhere from this is what it says and has no errors, to the original languages are the only error free, to what God said was error free, but anything that humanity did is within question. It sounds like inerrancy is the wrong question.

    Regarding debating religions, I have not much interest. It seems most Christians would nod that Christ didn’t come to make Christians or establish religion. Yet, that thought if taken all the way should raise discomfort for those who insist on telling everyone that their form of Christianity is true and everyone else can go to hell.

    Thanks again!

  • BMillhollon says:

    This is not helpful!
    Please just tell me what God thinks so I don’t have to (think).

    Just kidding… Well done! Enjoyed it very much. Please keep it up!

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