Peter Enns is the author of many popular books including Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. He’s also a popular blogger at “Rethinking Biblical Christianity.” And he’s even had the honor of being interviewed on The Tentative Apologist Podcast.
Wow. Twice. That’s really something.
Oh yeah, and he also wrote another huge book called The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable To Read It which is selling like
hotcakes Budweiser at the Daytona 500.
So why am I bothering to mention this? Well if you’d read the title, you’d know.
Go ahead. Take a look.
That’s right folks, he’s coming to Edmonton. (By the way, I’m still trying to get the mayor to agree to rename the city “Ennsmonton” for two days in honor of Pete’s visit. I’ll let you know if that works out.)
Yes, a two day conference on October 24-25 in which Pete discusses issues relating to his new book. (The one selling like Budweisers.) . If you’re in the Edmonton area, you really need to attend this conference. The early bird price before October 14th is $49.99. (But of course since Canada got rid of the lowly penny, we’ll be rounding that up to a flat fifty bucks, just so you know.)
Not only do you get three great sessions with Pete, plus lunch. You also get your choice of two of six additional seminars. I’ll be there doing the following:
Session Title: Joshua and Genocide: Readings in the Divine Violence of Scripture
Session Description: Today Christians share with other people a unilateral condemnation of the evil of genocide. And yet, the text of Joshua seems to depict God commanding a genocide of the Canaanites. In this seminar we consider several of the responses that Christians have proposed to address the moral tensions that this text presents.
So forget about going to the corn maze this year. Instead, come hear Pete in Ennsmonton.