How does the epistle of James portray faith? What is the relation between faith and works in the believer's justification and sanctification? This short response wants to answer these questions as it represents a response to what became known as the "lordship salvation" question and in particular, the way it is expressed by John F. MacArthur.
The practice of theology is a function of the church. The author explores the way in which an intellectual understanding of the Christian faith should be a service to the church.