The audio recording is a reading of the entire book of James, in the NIV. (14 mins)


  1.  Resonance:
    1. Sermon on Mount (man phrases, and at least 6 points of connection)
    2. OT – a number of quotes, plus numerous allusions
    3. The impression of an OT prophet (notice how he challenges entrepreneurs and the wealthy)
    4. [the Jewish Apocryphal tradition]
  2. Listen closely!


In the next two reflections, we will begin to explore chapter 1, learn a little about James as a person, and ask the question: What exactly is James? A letter, a sermon, a compendium….?