Odds & Enns

For those interested, Peter Enns has a website that has a cool intent:

The 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. More specifically, my aim is to edify fellow pilgrims (be they lay readers, students, or fellow academics) on similar journeys, both by challenging and confirming, innovating and perpetuating (i.e., “tearing down and building up,” as Ecclesiastes 3:3 puts it) how we understand the faith that is so dear to us. “Tearing down” is not a call to reject all things past, but an affirmation that theological inquiry is an on-going act of balancing past and present, new and old, in service of God’s pilgrim people. Toward that end, posts will include reflections on items of interest in Biblical Theology and Biblical Studies, book reviews, and other matters deemed relevant.

Also, I really appreciate this hour long interview he gave on NPR’s Radio Times. In it, he models what being a Christian scholar is called to do when dialoguing with those who have honest and skeptical questions.

But the best stuff he has one the web is this four part lecture series on Exodus. If you choose to ignore everything else I’ve written about in this post and last one, PLEASE, don’t let this one go to waste. It is absolutely worth the four hours of listening.

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