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

Two Final Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion (4)

My final post in this series is up at my Patheos site, Two Final Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion (4).


Did Paul Believe in the Bible?

Paul said not to do what the Old Testament clearly said one must do forever.

To read more, visit my Patheos site at Did Paul Believe in the Bible?


Still More Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion (3)

My third post looks at three more problems in the discussion over Adam and evolution.

To read more, visit my Patheos cite at Still More Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion (3).


More Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion (2)

To read more in this series, visit my Patheos site at More Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion (2).


Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion

Over the past two weeks or so, there has been quite a bit of blog discussion over the question of Adam in light of evolution. I have kept up with various websites and other postings—not to mention comments on my own website.

Opinions vary, of course, and the Internet can be a good place to air one’s views and have a rousing back and forth debate. Nothing at all wrong with that. But, as I began reading editorials and comments, I saw patterns of responses that served more to obscure the issues before us than enlighten.

To read more, visit my Patheos site at Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion.


Talking to Pastors about Adam and Evolution: Models (2)

Today I want to list (not discuss) some of the factors that have to be accounted for in building a compelling “model” of Adam in the Bible. If you want more details, you can either invite me to your house for a VERY expensive evening or you can wait for my book to come out.

To read more, visit my Patheos site at Talking to Pastors about Adam and Evolution: Models (2)


Talking to Pastors about Adam and Evolution: Models (1)

In my last post, we looked at some options for how to bring Adam and evolution into conversation. Today, we begin to look at the factors that have to be addressed when building a “model.”

Read more at my Patheos site at Talking to Pastors about Adam and Evolution: Models (1)


Talking to Pastors about Adam and Evolution: Options

Last week I spoke to a gathering of pastors from the NY Metro presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of America on the problem of evolution and Adam.  I thought I’d summarize what I said to these pastors. My aim was not to force upon anyone views they are not prepared to ingest, but simply to present the options, my own position, and why I arrived at it.

Read more at my Patheos site, Talking to Pastors about Evolution: Options.


Fear Leads to Anger: Unpacking Theological Belligerence.

Belligerence in theological discussions is a reaction to a deep fear—typically unperceived—that one’s metanarrative is under threat.  Show me someone who is expresses in anger his views of God, and I will show you someone who is deeply afraid of losing control of God.

To read more, visit my Patheos site, Fear Leads to Anger: Unpacking Theological Belligerence.


Why It’s Good to Doubt God

Doubting God is an inevitable–and positive–dimension of the Christian life.

Read on my Patheos site at Why It’s Good to Doubt God.