fbpx

Scott James

Scott James

Scott James

Scott James serves as an elder at The Church at Brook Hills. He and his wife, Jaime, have four children and live in Birmingham, Alabama, where he works as a pediatric physician. He is the author of The Expected One: Anticipating All of Jesus in the Advent, and Mission Accomplished: A Two-Week Family Easter Devotional. You can follow him on Twitter.

  • 6 Ways You Can Pray for Medical Providers

    In the midst of a pandemic, medical providers around the world need believers to approach the throne of grace on their behalf. Below are just a few of the ways you can pray for us.   1. Wisdom Many of us are in the position of having to make significant, timely decisions based on incomplete and

    Continue...

  • Six ways you can pray for medical providers

    Today is National Doctors’ Day, and in the midst of a pandemic, it’s a timely reminder to approach the throne of grace on behalf of medical providers around the world. Below are just a few of the ways you can pray for us.   1. Wisdom: Many of us are in the position of having to

    Continue...

  • Should Christian parents consider giving their children the HPV vaccine?

    “You mean the STD vaccine? No thanks. She doesn’t need that.” I have heard this refrain many times, both in my practice and in conversations with friends and family. Parents who otherwise have no qualms about protecting their children with routine immunizations often balk when it comes to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Why? The

    Continue...

  • Fighting drug resistance to the glory of God

    Midway through the last century, a prominent scientist named F.M. Burnet stated: “If one looks around the medical scene in North America or Australia, the most important current change he sees is the rapidly diminishing importance of infectious diseases. . . . With full use of the knowledge we already possess, the effective control of

    Continue...

  • Zika virus: What do we need to know?

    In May 2015, health officials reported confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in areas of northeast Brazil. By the end of 2015, further reports emerged regarding an increased number of Brazilian infants born with abnormally small heads and neurologic impairment. Since the beginning of the outbreak, active transmission of Zika virus has spread to other

    Continue...

  • Vaccination and the Christian Worldview

    The discussion of whether or not parents should vaccinate their children has been going on in some circles for years, but recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have brought the conversation to a fever pitch. As Ross Douthat has recognized, vaccine skepticism occurs on a spectrum and has a wide range of motivating

    Continue...

  • The University as a Cross-Cultural Mission

    Christians within secular academic institutions have always had to navigate varying degrees of hostile waters as they seek to live out an active faith. While it is certainly a fertile harvest field, the pluralistic university environment can also pose a real hindrance to open Gospel proclamation. Add to that the recent trend of creedal Christian

    Continue...