Short answer: Yes. However, and this may seem obvious and come as no surprise (or of no import) to some, but it seems to me that for those who affirm and embrace Christianity, there is some measure of obligation to grow or mature in the faith. Consider how the imageRead More

First (and always first), the text: What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace;Read More

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” butRead More

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” butRead More

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” butRead More

Since I’ve had many hits on this series, I’m re-posting my exposition of James 2:14-26 titled “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”. This is the first of three posts on the intersection of faith and works. What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith butRead More

As a follow-up from my previous post, I would like to suggest an interesting correlation between being made in God’s image and our speech. Consider the following. The Bible declares that humanity is created after the image and likeness of the Creator (Gen. 1:26), also known as the imago Dei.Read More

These days intense, sustained periods of reading evade me. I’m either too busy or too tired to read like I used to do for hours or sometimes the entire day. Nevertheless, when possible I’m enjoying chunks of James. Craig L. Blomberg and Mariam J. Kamell have provided a clear, accessible,Read More