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James 1:2-4 and Rejoicing in Trials – Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley

February 20, 2020 No Comments

The Epistle of St. James begins with a puzzling statement: “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” What are we to make of the idea that we should be happy in the midst of trials? Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley look at the historical context and the audience to which St. James was writing, and try to get to the heart of what is being said in this complex and mysterious New Testament epistle.