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Ephesians: Read it like you'd eat a rich fruit cake

Ephesians: Read it like you'd eat a rich fruit cake

Ephesians is a letter that's been compared to a sermon – it's so full of deep thinking about the implications of the gospel for the daily life of the Christian.

Bible Q&A: Why was Mary political?

Bible Q&A: Why was Mary political?

Was Mary really getting political when she sang, ‘He has brought down rulers from their thrones … He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich empty away’?

Ancestral lineage in the Bible

Ancestral lineage in the Bible

Why does the Bible include lots of ancestral lineage in the middle of a story, e.g. Nehemiah?

Bible Q&A: Who was Thaddeus?

Bible Q&A: Who was Thaddeus?

What is known about the disciple called Thaddeus?

Bible Q&A: Christian morals and values

Bible Q&A: Christian morals and values

Should Christians impose their biblically-driven morals and values on society, or keep quiet?

Bible Q&A: Burial or cremation – does it matter?

Bible Q&A: Burial or cremation – does it matter?

If a Christian is cremated rather than buried, will it affect their eternal state in any way?

Bible Q&A: What would Christianity look like without Paul’s letters?

Bible Q&A: What would Christianity look like without Paul’s letters?

If the New Testament didn’t have any of Paul’s letters, would Christianity still be a complete faith, founded on salvation through Jesus Christ?

Bible Q&A: Does the Holy Spirit get mentioned before the Day of Pentecost, and in the Old Testament?

Bible Q&A: Does the Holy Spirit get mentioned before the Day of Pentecost, and in the Old Testament?

The Holy Spirit certainly does appear before Pentecost and in the Old Testament. There is some continuity in the way the Spirit is revealed in both Old and New Testaments, but also some differences.

Bible Q&A: Can a believer lose their salvation?

Bible Q&A: Can a believer lose their salvation?

Many Christians have had the experience of a friend or family member leaving the Church, and seemingly the faith. This is why the question is sometimes pressing, and we want to know whether or not those friends are still saved. By salvation, we usual...

Bible Q&A: How can we trust God in times of suffering?

Bible Q&A: How can we trust God in times of suffering?

Suppose someone else could give us a sound biblical explanation; would it take away the hurt?

Ruth: Not your average love story

Ruth: Not your average love story

The book of Ruth is set during a dark time in Israel's history, though most scholars believe it was written down a good deal later. Not many good things happened during the period of the Judges ¬– it ends with the words, 'There was no king in Isra...

Bible Q&A: Was one of the apostles a woman?

Bible Q&A: Was one of the apostles a woman?

Who was Junia, the female apostle mentioned in Romans 16.7?

Your guide to biblical genre

Your guide to biblical genre

Understanding the genre – or type – of writing you've got in front of you when you open your Bible will make a huge difference to how you interpret the text. Learn the basics of biblical genre with this handy guide.

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