“Be doers of the word and not merely hearers…”
Many Lutherans don’t like the letter of James. In fact, Martin Luther once said that the letter of James was made of straw, only good to help light his fire.
Inflammatory language about scripture, don’t you think? Wanting to rip out a whole book from the bible to use for kindling doesn’t quite have the reverence we attach to the reading and study – let alone, the application - of scripture.
As one who has been trained in the Lutheran theological method, I always need to reach for the Tums when I...(the rest here)