The book of James is a beloved letter of sage wisdom to Christian believers. Its big theme revolves around not just hearing the word of God but fostering an active, loving, whole-hearted Christian life in response to the word of God. The book deals with social conflicts and spiritual factions in the church, calling believers to rebuke worldliness and seek God’s wisdom as they face various trials. Our course will explore the overall structure, literary and background features of the book. We will engage in a thoughtful exposition of the text in full, focusing on main themes, key verses and issues of interpretation, with an aim toward personal application, reflection and transformation for life.
Nikolas Amodeo is the Lead Pastor of Dryden Full Gospel Church in Dryden, Ontario. He holds a bachelor of biblical studies from Eston College and a master of arts in theological studies from Regent College. Nik is an ordained minister of the Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada.