The speaker was John Luhmann, the head pastor at South Hills Evangelical Church.
took classes from some of the country's greatest preachers including John Piper and Mike Bullmore.
He obtained a Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical School.
That's because, after a brief introduction highlighting recent attacks on the direction of his
money where his
The church had just finished a four month adventure through the book of James and to cap it off, Luhmann
did what every preacher strives to do, he
let the Bible preach for itself.
didn't give an emotional appeal to fire up congregants to with a summary of the book.
merely recited the letter of James, from memory, and let the words of the Bible move with a power uninhibited by human intellect.
For half an hour, he
recited the book, all five chapters, and all 107 verses.
didn't recite it as if it was being read, but preached it as James would have intended it to be preached to his
brothers in Christ.
gave breath to the spirit, flesh to the words.
The human touch to James' letter made certain passages sting as if cutting to the bone.
"You adulterous people!
said with all seriousness and pastoral concern in his
voice, "Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?"