Archives for : James

Episode 4 – James 4:11-5:20

We picked up at James 4:11 and went through to the end. Thomas answered the objection that “if Jesus hasn’t come back yet, he probably won’t,” and Pastor took a question about statistics on pastors leaving the ministry and why.

Episode 4 – Finishing James


Episode 3 – James 3:1-4:11

Changed the flow from four segments to two bigger ones for this episode. Continued through James, ending up at ch.4 v.11. Thomas expanded on his answer from last week and took a question; Pastor talked about the “Christian fish”.

Episode 3 – James 3:1-4:11

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Episode 2 – James 2:1-26

Continued our study of James in chapter 2, Thomas answered a question about how he’d respond to one who says “Christianity is illogical,” and Pastor answered an e-mail about facing guilt from feeling one hasn’t done enough good works.

Episode 2 – James chapter 2


Episode 1 – James 1:1-27

So, we have the equipment, we taped the show… and well… we don’t quite know how to get our bump music in yet… so, um… maybe someday we will dandify this up [Edit: we now have, though it will never be as good as later episodes because, hey, we didn’t know what we were doing in the beginning!], but, well, here it is.  Mostly.

Episode 1 (and hopefully better than the Phantom Menace, but maybe not) — Enjoy! Send feedback!

Tom’s Episode Description:

Segment I – Got started with our examination of the book or James, beginning with some discussion on the concept of “Antilegomena,” as well as how it differs from the idea of deuterocanonical/apocryphal sources in Roman Catholic tradition.

Segment II – Continued moving through the text of James chapter one.

Segment III – Took a break from the text to answer questions.  Tom first answered a question about “what the most common reason given for someone to deny the faith” and addressed some follow up on how to go about answering objections.  Then Pastor took a question regarding what he would say to the individual who avoids Church out of fear they don’t fit in.  Hopefully future episodes can incorporate questions from our listeners, which can be submitted to

Segment IV – Wrapping up the chapter and closing thoughts on James so far.