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Last week, I was interviewed at “Beyond the Box” on my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins.

If you’re not familiar with Beyond the Box, over the last year these guys have interviewed the likes of Brian McLaren, Robin Parry (an evangelical universalist), and Sharon Baker (justice, atonement, and hell). Here, from their website, is a brief description of what Beyond the Box is about:

Beyond the Box is the podcast of Raborn Johnson and Steve Sensenig. We have been encouraging each other in the journey outside the bounds of institutional religion for several years now and share many of our candid thoughts and questions in our podcast.

We don’t claim to have a corner on the truth, and there doesn’t seem to be any topic or question that is “out of bounds” in our discussions. As we say in the intro to each podcast, we’re just two guys thinking out loud, exploring the wide open spaces of our freedom in Christ.

To summarize: “The institutional church isn’t asking or answering questions we are asking and want answered, so we’re going to do it ourselves.”

The interview is about 1:20 long, which means I had so many profound things to say, and so loved hearing me say them, that I couldn’t shut up. And I think I might have dozed off for about 10 minutes.

Actually, the interview is long because my interviewer, Raborn, asked me a lot of great questions and we had a great time going back and forth about the Bible: what is it, how do we read it, the box we find ourselves in, and how to get out of it. We talked mainly about The Evolution of Adam, and that triggered some thoughts in other directions, as well.

I hope you have a chance to listen to it and to share your thoughts.

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.