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In a couple of weeks I will begin teaching a class on Ephesians for the women of my church. I’ve spent a long time preparing, and I’ve read those six chapters more times than I can count. But the more I read it, the bigger it gets, and the less capable I feel of plumbing its depths.  But it’s not just Ephesians. The whole Bible is like this. The more times I read it, the more I see it as a TARDIS. Dr. Who fans know that the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) is a time machine. It looks like a 1960’s English police box, big enough to hold two or three people. But once you step inside, you find yourself in an impossibly huge space. In it you can access the far reaches of the galaxies—past, present and future. Step out again, and it’s still little bigger than a phone booth. Likewise, when you open the pages of scripture the universe opens to you—past, present, future, and beings more glorious than ourselves dwelling in realms that human words can only struggle to describe.  I

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