Category Archives: Faith

Questions Arising from Ephesians 2:8-9

The NIV translation of Ephesians 2:8-9 is For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. This passage (among … Continue reading

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Is Faith an Expression of Gratitude for God’s Grace?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8 NIV) Put in modern terms: For it is by grace you have been saved, because of your faith in … Continue reading

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Why Do Zebras Exist?

Religion, or more properly the practice of one’s faith, endures largely because of reason. More specifically, the nature of faith is the desire of reason to seek the answers to three profoundly human questions: Who am I? Why am I? How then shall I live? The secular intellect … Continue reading

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John 8:31 – The Truth that Liberates

In today’s Gospel reading, our pastor shaped his sermon around this famous verse, “if you are my disciples then truth will set you free“.  We learn later that the wording is [correctly] understood to be free from sin. But the problem … Continue reading

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