Word & Note 2020


Peter Enns

Bassoons Across Nebraska

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Peter Enns
"How the Bible Actually Works"

Weekend Schedule 

PetePeter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA). He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University.  Enns speaks and writes regularly to diverse audiences about the intersection of the ancient setting of Bible and contemporary Christian faith. He is also the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People, blogs at peteenns.com, and has written, edited, and contributed to over 20 books, including The Sin of Certainty, The Bible Tells Me So, and most recently How the Bible Actually Works.Enns resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Susan. 

Peter writes; " I am an explorer. I’m wired to say, ”Yeah, but. . . .” I’ve gotten into trouble now and then for it. And I love telling Bible stories. Not the stories you might tell your children. In fact, not just stories that are in the Bible–although there’s that, too. I tell stories about everyday normal people and their struggles with the Bible. The Bible is supposed to be the book that tells us what God is up to, but once you start reading, you get more than you bargained for. The Bible is ancient, weird, unfamiliar, from another world and another time. Some of it is bizarre, unbelievable, and even morally suspect. The Bible that tells us about God is a messy book that just won’t behave itself.

I tell stories about this messy Bible and what it means to read it with both eyes open to its problems and challenges, and to its promises and possibilities. I tell stories about the Bible to try to make sense of it. What is the Bible, anyway? What are we supposed to do with a book like this? Why should anyone care? I tell stories about the Bible to try and make sense of God. What is God up to? What does God want? Is God real? And so what? These sorts of questions are an expressionof my faith, not a problem for my faith.

How about you?

Bassoons Across Nebraska


Bassoons Across Nebraska is a bassoon collective, showcasing the best bassoon playing in the region.  The core members of the group are composed of performers from two of Nebraska’s premiere performing arts organizations, the Omaha and Lincoln Symphony Orchestras. These talented and versatile musicians perform music of a wide variety of styles, ranging from 17th century Baroque to modern pop, jazz and tangos, marches and opera.  The Bassoons also perform music by Nebraska composers and have helped commission new works.  With the singular and delightful sounds of a bassoon ensemble, Bassoons Across Nebraska seek to raise “Bassoon Awareness” throughout the region.KC Metropolis

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Friday, February 7 - 8 PM

Peter Enns Lecture:
"What is God Like? Reimagining
God in the Bible"
Reception in Fellowship Hall ($20.00)


Saturday, February 8
10 -12 Noon

Peter Enns Lecture:
"Reimagining God in the Church" with Q&A .

12:00 -1:00 PM 
Lunch in Fellowship Hall or on your own. (Reserve a box lunch when purchasing tickets, $7.00)

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Peter Ennsn Lecture:
"Reimagining God in the Life of Faith," with Q&A 

7:30 PM

Concert-Bassoons Across Nebraska in the Sanctuary, Reception in Fellowship Hall 

Sunday, February 26

10:30 AM
orship in the Sanctuary. Peter Enns speaking "No One Has Ever Seen God, But . . ." 

Members of Bassoons Across
Nebraska are musical guests.

12:30 Luncheon with Peter Enns for event sponsors. 


Tickets on Sale Feb. 1

Fri. 7:00 PM
Peter Enns
Lecture & Reception
Sat. 10:00 AM 
 Peter Enns Lecture 
Sat. 1:00PM
Peter Enns Lecture  

Sat. 7:30PM Concert:
Bassoons Across Nebraska 
& Reception

All Event Total $70.00

All Lectures & Concert
(A $70.00 Value) 

Sat. Box Lunch $7.00

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