Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
1:2 Count it all joy. This is a call to understand suffering from the vantage point of confidence in God’s sovereignty. What follows requires careful thinking from a theological perspective.
brothers. Fellow believers are addressed in familial terms befitting those who have God as Father.
trials. Various kinds of trying circumstances, often related to persecution such as the early Christians endured.