Pastor and scholar Jeff Meyers discusses his new commentary on the book of James, Wisdom for Dissidents. Meyers explains how modern commentators have failed to take the actual words of James seriously. When James mentions war, battles, and murder, he's not talking about arguments over the color of the new carpeting. James guided Christians through a time of political strife, assassination, civil violence and insurrection; in other words, a time much like our own.
0:00 – Intro
1:14 – James and Ecclesiastes
8:25 – Rebellion against Rome
13:12 – Israel and Egypt
19:53 – James helps Christians grow up
26:00 – What is James preparing Christians for?
31:05 – How Christians should respond to political violence
42:00 – Why you should read this commentary
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