UnCrushable

We are afflicted in every waybut not crushedperplexedbut not driven to despairpersecutedbut not forsakenstruck downbut not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

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Good Job

A big contribution The Letter of James makes to our faith, to a healthy understanding of the Christian life, and to the canon of Scripture, is how uncomfortable it makes us. Luther called it, "an epistle of straw." Many believers feel oddly about James, like it's either a regressive book too connected to Judaism, or it's somehow truer and more real with its "pull-no-punches" approach.

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