June 9, 2020

15. The One Where Sarah Talks to Pete Enns and Jared Byas about Making Space for Differing Opinions

15. The One Where Sarah Talks to Pete Enns and Jared Byas about Making Space for Differing Opinions

<p>We live in a time that is very polarized and differing opinions seem to be suspect. We need to figure out a way forward, but it seems hard to do if we can't even have a conversation, and we debate only happens from behind computer screens. There are people trying to create spaces where differing opinions are not only welcome, but encouraged, and met with curiosity. Pete Enns and Jared Byas are two of these wonderful humans. They are hosts of the podcast “The Bible for Normal People.”&nbsp;</p><p>Pete a professor of Biblical Studies, and Jared a former pastor, professor, and entrepreneur have a depth of academic knowledge that most of us only dream about (ok I only dream about, but I am a nerd.) Even with all that academic knowledge and experience, they are able to take the very complex and explain it in approachable ways. Believe it or not people don’t think about the bible in the same way… ok maybe everyone knew that. They make space for people to sit in the tension of differing beliefs in a way that I find inspiring. This conversation was challenging and helpful as we try and navigate vast differences in thought and interpretation. If you haven’t heard their podcast I highly recommend it- even if you aren’t someone who would normally listen to a podcast with the word bible in the name.</p><p>For More about from Pete and Jared Check out <a href="https://thebiblefornormalpeople.podbean.com/">https://thebiblefornormalpeople.podbean.com/</a></p><p>For More from Pete- <a href="https://peteenns.com/">https://peteenns.com/</a></p><p>For More from Jared- <a href="https://www.jaredbyas.com/">https://www.jaredbyas.com/</a></p><p>Episode Information&nbsp;</p><p>Introduction Music &nbsp;“it can be done” by Airae via epidemic sound.</p><p>Editing by Steven Burnette from <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-popcast/id1496284954" rel="ugc noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Cult Popcast</a></p><p><br></p>--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/makingspaces/message


We live in a time that is very polarized and differing opinions seem to be suspect. We need to figure out a way forward, but it seems hard to do if we can't even have a conversation, and we debate only happens from behind computer screens. There are people trying to create spaces where differing opinions are not only welcome, but encouraged, and met with curiosity. Pete Enns and Jared Byas are two of these wonderful humans. They are hosts of the podcast “The Bible for Normal People.” 

Pete a professor of Biblical Studies, and Jared a former pastor, professor, and entrepreneur have a depth of academic knowledge that most of us only dream about (ok I only dream about, but I am a nerd.) Even with all that academic knowledge and experience, they are able to take the very complex and explain it in approachable ways. Believe it or not people don’t think about the bible in the same way… ok maybe everyone knew that. They make space for people to sit in the tension of differing beliefs in a way that I find inspiring. This conversation was challenging and helpful as we try and navigate vast differences in thought and interpretation. If you haven’t heard their podcast I highly recommend it- even if you aren’t someone who would normally listen to a podcast with the word bible in the name.

For More about from Pete and Jared Check out https://thebiblefornormalpeople.podbean.com/

For More from Pete- https://peteenns.com/

For More from Jared- https://www.jaredbyas.com/

Episode Information 

Introduction Music “it can be done” by Airae via epidemic sound.

Editing by Steven Burnette from The Cult Popcast


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