Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ephesians 1:18

According to recent surveys, somewhere between 61%-88% of Christian youth will stop attending church at some point. Why is this?  In an article in the L.A. Times, William Lobdell assesses, “…judging by the behavior of most Christians, they’ve become secularists. … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:17

Is this physical world all that there is? Or is there an entire other dimension which most people are completely unaware of, but which is every bit as real? While there are many agnostics and atheists who scoff at the … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:16

How big is your world? Do you only care about your family and friends, or is your circle of concern greater than that? “…[I] do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers…” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:15

What distinguishes Christians from other people? Is it our knowledge, our moral lives, or the depth of our commitment? As admirable as these are, there are many people of other faiths who know and study their holy writings, live moral … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:14

Sometimes we imagine that God is so distant from us, so much greater and more powerful, that He really doesn’t understand what we, as human beings, go through. To the contrary, the gift of His Holy Spirit shows us that … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:13

Who is the Holy Spirit? And what, exactly, does He do? If you listen to certain modern-day cults, you’ll be told that the Holy Spirit is a feeling, much like we “get into the spirit of things,” or “have school … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:12

Does your life have a purpose? Why do you exist? If ask several dozen people this question, you’ll probably get several dozen different answers, and it is a topic quite a number of philosophers have pondered, but the truth is, … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:11

Why do our lives turn out the way they do? Is it because of the choices we’ve made, or is something else going on behind the scenes that we don’t quite understand? In “religion-speak” these two alternatives are called the free … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:10

Why do we humans want to distinguish ourselves as different in some way? Rather than unify, we segregate into multiple disparate groups, disagreeing–even fighting–with those who don’t agree with us. This even spills over into our spiritual life. An examination … Continue reading

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