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James on Justice (An Appeal for Classless Christianity) James 4:1-17

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This is the 7th in a series of posts on the epistle of James. I put the highlights here in the blog and then unpack it in my podcast. I encourage you to listen to it in order to connect the dots and get the meat of the teaching.

A lot of Christians seem to be just as obsessed as any pre-christian with wealth, social status, power, and personal pleasure…

James wrote some pretty severe things. And he was writing to the Church, not to the National Association of Atheists!

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Simplicity and Stuff

simplicityI gave a primer on the topic of Simplicity in both blog and podcast form. After that I shared two symptoms of a simple life: sincerity and spontaneity. Here I share in outlinish form about Simplicity and Stuff, you know, possessions, money, and just stuff. I put some meat on these bare bones in a podcast talk by the same name (Simplicity and Stuff) if you’re interested to know more.

It’s not particularly fashionable to talk this way these days, especially, and unfortunately in Christian circles. So many of us have overlooked this major theme in Scripture and have gone the opposite direction. In the name of God, many have pursued and accumulated more and more stuff.

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