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thumb 3Here is a 2:31 trailer for The Sin of Certainty, featuring also the video-bombing camera-hog (and total Mensch) “Science Mike” McHargue.

Many, many super-thanks to David and Kathi Peters at Global Story2 Films for doing such an amazing job, especially given how little they had to work with, and the fact that I refused to come out of my trailer several times because my FIJI Water wasn’t at precisely 46 degrees.

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.


  • Kenton says:

    I’m ordering my own Science Mike bobble-head… just like yours!

  • Christine says:

    I have read the book, twice! That’s because I needed to. Coming from my church background it was important that we have an answer for everything. As I grew older and particularly over the last couple of years, I realised the “answers” I had weren’t working and I had doubts on a lot of things. Pete helped me see that it’s OK, and that not being certain of anything was OK. My faith was to be in trusting God fully even when I don’t understand…..not easy. So these days I get used to saying “I don’t know” and not turn myself inside out trying to explain the inexplicable. Thanks so much Pete for this and your other books which have really helped me on my journey.

  • Bev Mitchell says:

    Good trailer. The book is very helpful. Now if those who should know for certain that they cannot know for certain read it.

    A question occurred to me while watching this. Specifically, I’m referring to what we receive in the various biblical texts after accounting for the fact that God actually does influence writers and, in particular, influenced biblical writers, editors, compilers etc. to produce a collection of writings that NT writers see as so efficacious they can collectively lead us to salvation through Jesus Christ. Now, my question. While accepting that direct dictation was not the chosen method for producing biblical text, and agreeing that imperfect humans were involved as receptors of inspiration from God, do some people still think/expect that the human writers wrote texts that were as well written as humanly possible, for the purpose at hand?

    Given the above agreed conditions, and the reality of the final product, it seems likely that we are not only dealing with some faulty hearing/interpretation by biblical authors here and there, but also with some less than stellar literary communication in various places. But, the text still works, and perhaps, that’s the miracle.

  • Derek says:

    Friggin’ Enn’s. You gotta love ’em.

  • Ross says:

    Nice trailer. Very good summation. Best use of Jenga I’ve seen so far, was the game based on this theo/philosothical construct and was it so that it could be used eventually, in this video?

  • Jeff says:

    Well Done! (Both the book and the trailer.)
    I hope your book helps relieve many people from the unnecessary theological burdens they are carrying.

  • Sheila says:

    I enjoyed the trailer. You should do video more often.

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