When I was growing up, the Bible was viewed as the Word of God, revelation from above. And you could know this by confirming the Bible’s perfect moral teaching, its fulfilled biblical prophecies, its reliable scientific descriptions, its inerrant history, and its inexplicable unity: 66 books, three languages, two testaments written over one thousand years, and […]
Peter Enns is coming to Edmonton. Or should I say Ennsmonton?
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 […]
The Bible Tells Me So: A Review
Peter Enns. The Bible Tells Me So… Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It. HarperOne: 2014. Like many Christians raised in the church, I grew up singing “The B-I-B-L-E Song” in Sunday school: The B-I-B-L-E Yes that’s the book for me, I stand alone on the Word of God, The B-I-B-L-E. Back […]
42. Peter Enns on Inerrancy and the Bible
At the beginning of his book Misquoting Jesus, Bart Ehrman tells the story of his conversion to conservative Christianity as a young man. And then he relays how, over the next several years, his faith in the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible was gradually taken apart as he confronted the full range of human […]
Liar, Liar, soul on fire!
My podcast interview with Peter Enns elicited some interesting responses. One of the more memorable came from one very disgruntled bloke who commented at Pete’s blog: “In he [sic] interview you claim to believe God and the Bible but your following words contradict your claims. YOU ARE A LIAR. You do NOT believe God or the […]
26. Peter Enns on faith, the Bible, and evolution
Richard Dawkins famously declared that Charles Darwin made it possible to be “an intellectually fulfilled atheist”. Assuming that’s the case, did he also make it impossible to be an intellectually fulfilled theist, or at least an intellectually fulfilled Christian? In short, can evolution be reconciled with the Bible and Christian faith? Does Genesis 1-3 demand […]
A Bible so inspired you’d never know it!
The other day I was reading a paper by Peter Enns in preparation for an upcoming conference when I came across the following passage from Charles Hodge explicating the doctrine of inspiration: “The sacred writers impressed their peculiarities on their several productions as plainly as though they were the subjects of no extraordinary influence. This is one […]