Monthly Archives: October 2014

Draw Near to God

Sunday, October 26th, 2014. “Draw Near to God” (James 3:13-4:10). We had some audio issues, so the first portion is very quiet. Apologies. Sources: Luke Timothy Johnson. The Letter of James (AB). New Haven: Yale, 1995. Scot McKnight. The Letter of James (NICNT). … Continue reading

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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is not Islam

Like most Canadians, I’ve been following with great sadness the events and fall-out from two incidents this week which have rattled (understated?) the citizens of this country I call home. We watched in horror as news reports came in that … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Tongue

Sunday, October 19th, 2014. “Fruit of the Tongue” (James 3:1-12).   Sources: Peter H. Davids. The Epistle of James (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. Luke Timothy Johnson. The Letter of James (AB). New Haven: Yale, 1995. Scot McKnight. The Letter of James (NICNT). Grand Rapids: … Continue reading

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A Response to Albert Mohler

Dear Dr. Mohler, It’s no secret that you adamantly defend traditional, conservative evangelical views. It’s also no secret that you are a person with considerable influence within a large group of people. Those affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, The … Continue reading

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Faith at Work

Sunday, October 12, 2014. “Faith at Work” (James 2:14-26) Sources: Bruxy Cavey. “We Believe: Week 6 Soteriology 2“. The Meeting House. July 13, 2014. (I shamelessly borrowed the gift analogy from this sermon). Peter H. Davids. The Epistle of James (NIGTC). Grand … Continue reading

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Mercy Triumphs Over Sacred Cows

Sunday, October 5, 2014. “Mercy Triumphs Over Sacred Cows” (James 2:1-13).   Sources: Peter H. Davids. The Epistle of James (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. James D. G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Luke Timothy Johnson. The Letter … Continue reading

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