Dr. Peter Enns on the Bible and Contemporary Christian Faith

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Dr. Peter E. EnnsThe focus of this website is Biblical Theology and Biblical Studies and how these fields interface with contemporary Christian faith. Although I certainly hope that some of what is expressed here will be persuasive to some readers, my intention is not to debate but to continue conversations on matters that I feel are very important. Read more >>>

Dr. Peter Enns

New Website is Up and Running

For those of you not yet aware, I am blogging at rethinking biblical christianity, my new site, part of the Patheos network. Hope to see you there.


Two Posts on Evolution and Evangelicals

Here and here are my last two posts at patheos on evolution and evangelicals, adapted from the conclusion of my just released book The Evolution of Adam.


Review of C. John Collins’s “Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?”

The December 2011 issue of the online journal, Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought contains a review by me of C. John Collins’s Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Who They are and Why You Should Care (Crossway, 2011).

To read more, go to my patheos site Review of C. John Collins’s “Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?”


New Year’s Note to Self

To read this post, go to my patheos site at New Year’s Note to Self.


Losing it at the Dollar Tree

I don’t normally get emotional at the Dollar Tree. I mean, the prices are great, but I usually don’t get choked up about it.

Read more at my patheos site at “Losing it at the Dollar Tree.”


Barna Survey on Young Adults Leaving the Church

Have you seen the 2011 Barna survey on American Christianity?  Below are the six primary reasons why young adults leave the church.

To read more, visit my patheos site at Barna Survey on Young Adults Leaving the Church.


Honesty in the Journey (or On the Raising of Young Heretics)

Nearly twenty years ago, my oldest was six years old. One of our bedtime routines was a brief Bible reading. And he was becoming a heretic.

To read more, go to my patheos site at Honesty in the Journey (or On the Raising of Young Heretics).


Just Sit There

Why is it so hard to be alone? Perhaps because we feel awkward in unfamiliar company.

Read more at my patheos site, Just Sit There.


(Shut Up, Already, and) Listen to the Desert

The Gospel calls for deep and continual spiritual transformation. The desert fathers and mothers had a handle of some vital lessons about how that should be done.

To read more, go to my patheos site at  (Shut Up, Already, and) Listen to the Desert. 


Honor Your Head. Don’t Live In It.

I’ve spent my entire Christian life, since childhood, as a Protestant, but I got tired of it. I tried being nothing for a while, but that didn’t work. I tried being anything else, too, but that didn’t work either.

To read more, visit Honor Your Head. Don’t Live In It. at my patheos site.