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The Book of James and Jesus: Part 3

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We’ve been talking about the book of James and how it compares to the Sermon on the Mount. Let’s continue below… Theological Comparisons The theological implications in the Letter of James are perhaps the most interesting aspects of the book. James has been scrutinized for his Soteriology concerning the relationship of works and faith. That is, his statements regarding the …

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The Book of James and Jesus: Part 2

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We’ve been talking about the book of James and how it compares to the Sermon on the Mount. Let’s continue below… James & Jesus The Book (letter) of James is greatly influenced by the teachings of Jesus. There are a couple of theories about the ways the teachings of Jesus influenced the writing. We mentioned earlier how James may not have …

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The Book of James and Jesus: Part 1

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The Book of  James has the reputation as a practical work of wisdom. Some might even call it “the Proverbs of the New Testament” for its scattered layout of ideas and it’s emphasis on taking theological and doctrinal ideas and putting them into practice. It’s a favorite for many Christians I know, probably it’s “straight talk” way of communicating. On …

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Paul’s Teaching on Women: Cultural or Transcultural

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When it comes to the roles of women in ministry, there are two main views. The complementarian suggests the roles of men and women in life, marriage and worship are distinct in nature, yet complementary to each other. This view commonly rejects women ministry leadership in the church. The egalitarian viewpoint suggests the roles of men and women are indistinct …

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My Struggle With The Book of James

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Disclaimer: So, I think I have some serious problems with the book of James. There’s a part of me that wants to respect the text and the redaction process of the Bible. And there’s a part of me that doesn’t feel qualified enough to question the things I’m questioning. And yet, there are things James is saying in this letter …

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When Jesus Said “What’s It To Ya!”

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Check this verse out! [pullquote3 quotes=”true” align=”center” textColor=”#000000″ cite=”John 20:22″ citeLink=”http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2021:22&version=NIV”]Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”[/pullquote3] I think that’s hilarious! I’m not sure Jesus said it with the same gusto the average irate New Yorker says it with, but it’s funny to me anyway. So …