Job - Elaine Storkey
Elaine Storkey writes on the book of Job, a book which raises questions about suffering and the justice of God, with the focus not on how Job suffers, but why he suffers. It is not so much what happens to us, but how we interpret it, that the book is interested in exploring. We find the deepest questions of our human existence writ large, but also a sober warning against offering easy answers.
James - Philip Greenslade
Philip Greenslade looks at the epistle of James, written to scattered groups of Christians, surrounded by competing voices. How should Christians speak and act in such volatile times so as to be true disciples of Jesus, Philip asks. It is prophetic wisdom for tense and dangerous times. In our equally highly-charged world today, let's learn again from James the 'wisdom from above' which, alone, makes for peace and which builds communities of faith and patient endurance prepared to pay the price of living by God's kingdom rule.These bimonthly notes are written by a variety of respected Bible teachers to help you study God's Word daily. Gain a deeper knowledge of the Bible as you study it in its entirety over a five-year rolling programme. Each issue looks at an Old Testament and New Testament book, and includes 'The Big Picture' feature exploring how they fit together into God's story.