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Oh Lord, how I hate seeing myself on video.


Below I have embedded a 25-minute interview I did last week with Andy Gill, “Pete Enns on Millennials and Religion.” Andy transcribed some highlights on his site, so be sure to go there, too.

As you can see there, or by listening here, we covered some diverse topics in a short time.

Since Andy did such a good job telling you about the interview, let me give you a tour of my home office to keep in mind if you get bored with my talking.

On the door (which leads to the kitchen), I have affixed coasters from various pubs and one pennant from my two trips to Germany (1985 and 2003). I actually use two coasters on my desk, a reminder that I am not in a German pub but would like to be.

To the right of the door, from top to bottom, is a framed picture of my son Erich at the age of 12 causing some serious damage in a Little League game; a collage of mementoes created by my friend Tom Spence when I graded from Harvard with my PhD in 1994; a “Reserved Parking, Yankees Fan” sign my daughter Sophie gave me for my birthday in January (and which I don’t bring to Eastern, where, despite their many good qualities, most of my colleagues are Phillies fans).

Further to the right, above my head, is a map of Germany. You also see some of my books I keep at home–all my non-biblical studies books. Biblical studies are in my Eastern office.

There, I’m glad we covered that. Giving you a tour of my office is safer than giving you a tour of my head, anyway.

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.