Sometimes Hollywood celebrities promote acts of kindness, leaving the impression that they are making the world a better place. Good deeds might lead us to believe a person is of good character, but we are usually assuming falsely. Truth is, it makes them feel better about themselves. Commonly understood but not often stated, an act… Continue reading Visible Faith – The Letter of James
I live in the South, where we are quick to affirm our faith in the lyrics of our music, in wearing gimmicky T-shirts, and by drinking from coffee mugs with catchy Christian slogans. Our day-to-day Bible belt conversations are laced with Christianese, but do we actually stop to examine whether our professions of faith are… Continue reading Counterfeit Christianity – The Letter of James
What use is it if someone says she has faith but she has no works? Can that faith save her? In the letter of James we see usage of the words "religion" and "law." At first glance, our modern-day usage of these words is many times not found palatable, but this deserves a closer look… Continue reading A Closer Look – The Letter of James
When chatting with friends or family over the phone, we can be doing other things at the same time. But there are other times, when listening carefully is incredibly important. Listening well is both thoughtful and sacrificial. How well do we listen to God's voice? Truth is, there are times when it really matters how… Continue reading Words Have Power – The Letter of James
Anxiety, depression, worry, and doubt -- these are what many of us deal with when trials come our way. In the midst of life's circumstances we have a tendency to forget who God is and who we are in Him. To encourage us to ask God for wisdom in those times, the letter of James… Continue reading James Offers Theology – The Letter of James
It is both good and right that women would take opportunities to study the Bible in community.