While his martyrdom is certainly dramatic, what is most interesting to me about James is the controversy surrounding his relationship to Jesus.
What in the world it must have been like to be the oldest brother of Jesus?! Really, what would it be like to share space with a sibling who is the Son of God?
No, it isn’t just us in modern times—for siblings in the Bible, there’s usually drama.
There’s going to be a brother in our house. The two big sisters, upon learning we are expecting a boy, spent nearly five minutes in anguish before returning to delightful anticipation of Baby.
“Oh, you’re So-and-So’s sister!” There are, perhaps, no more daunting and deflating words that any sibling can hear. They are an immediate sign that the person […]
How many of our current events—in politics or in our church deliberations—get stuck in frustrating stalemates?
Observing feasts and seasons reminds us about what truly matters as we practice faith at home.
James’ entire post-conversion lifestyle can be described as both radical and unpopular.
My kids had fun being in charge of the evening’s meal, and I had a good time watching them work together and talk about what makes a good sibling.