Andrew, welcome to the JFV Forum, it is good to have you on board! The essence of what James is teaching is that Christianity is the process of finding ourselves on the inside of an act of communication that is developing in us a new set of practices. This means that we discover from within what the ideas really mean as we discover ourselves becoming something, or someone, we scarcely knew before. It seems to me that you are teetering on the brink of getting it – the whole point is to give up the search for someone to blame. You’re on the right track, and this insight will serve you well in the course. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.