Andrew, please excuse my tardiness, I have been travelling. What you have written here is beautiful, ‘if I insist on winning an argument over two incompatible readings of a passage, then I risk transforming the text into a tool by which to undermine an opponent.” Absolutely ! For me, the most transforming aspect of James’ teaching is learning to link the head to the heart, and the realisation that Christianity is not about being right, but about being loving. We learn to find God in “the other”, and in all others, not just those with whom we agree.