A weekly study for young men, hosted by Dr. Smith on Livestream is in the planning stages. Time and details will soon be made available. The book of James was written by the half-brother of Jesus just before 50 A.D. making it the earliest New Testament document. He wrote to persecuted Christians (mainly of Jewish background and tradition). His intent was to give practical, logical, and straightforward ways to live out the Christian life. His argument is that genuine faith is only transformative when Christians are obedient to God's principles. Some commentaries liken the content to Solomon's Proverbs in the Old Testament. A good synopsis of James' point is found in the 4th chapter. "Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (James 4:7 NASB).