So often, the letter of James is interpreted on a purely horizontal level. But the author's interpretation of a passage like James 1:19 shows that James is concerned with more than strictly person-to-person relationships. To what exactly should we be quick to listen?
This chapter presents a preface to the letter of James.
This article discusses the various possibilities for the authorship and addressees of James.
This article considers the possibility of baptismal imagery in James 1:21.
This article wants to investigate several ways in which the letter of James describes the necessary human response to the saving initiative of God. It starts with a study of James 2:14-26 and continues by looking at the soteriological language throughout the book: repentance and humility, love and mercy, and perseverance and patience.
The epistle of James in the Bible seems to be dominated by orthopraxy (a focus on ethical themes). Despite this dominance of orthopraxy, the article argues that the ethical themes in James are clearly linked to doctrinal teaching. It is further demonstrated that James, in fact, offers a way of linking doctrinal teaching and ethical instruction.
This article is an exposition of James 1:22.
This article considers James 1:13 and our personal responsibility for our sin.
This article considers what it means for the believer to pursue perfection, along the lines of James 1:4.
This chapter is an introduction to the letter of James. Matters of introduction touched upon include authorship, the form or structure of the letter, its date, historical situation, major themes, and the relationship between Jesus and James.
In this chapter Hughes comments on James 1:1-4. He focuses on the faith of believers being tested.
Chapter 1 tries to answer the usual introductory questions asked in a study of a biblical document: Who is the author of epistle of James? To whom, when and with what purpose was it written? Does it have a specific literary style, form, and structure?
This article is a detailed study of James 2:14-26. Its main argument is that the purpose of that chapter is practical and pastoral rather than polemical. The author provides a detailed exposition of the text, noting its context, shape, and genre. The examples of Abraham and Rahab form two focal points.
Does God lead man into temptation? How can a passage like James 1:2 encourage believers to rejoice in trials? How should the sixth petition of the Lord's Prayer be understood? The author wants to give clarity on these matters by proposing a better understanding of the Greek word "peirasmos" used in James 1:14.
This article is an exposition of James 4:9-10.
This article is an exposition of James 4:8.
From James 4:4 this article talks about the love of God for a church of adulterers. There must be a enmity between the church and the world (antithesis).
This article considers James 5:19 and what restoring those who have abandoned the faith looks like.
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.
Public policy and faith are often difficult to relate. This essay wants to help construct a biblically informed perspective on matters of public policy as it relates to labour, poverty, and wealth. It offers an analysis of the book of James with attention to passages that deal with the rich and the poor and examines the implications of these Christian public ethics.
The book of James is Christ-centered, and draws attention to the wisdom of Christ, the reality of the second coming of Christ, and the words of Christ.
This article examines the theme of wisdom in the Epistle of James. Wisdom forms a major motif in the background of the writer and his epistle. While not personified, wisdom is extolled here as a divine gift. Additionally, wisdom possesses some personal characteristics that form a wisdom poem in which the virtues of wisdom are listed and praised.