While his martyrdom is certainly dramatic, what is most interesting to me about James is the controversy surrounding his relationship to Jesus.
Sharing Space with Jesus and Making Room for Skepticism
What in the world it must have been like to be the oldest brother of Jesus?! Really, what would it be like to share space with a sibling who is the Son of God?
The Evolving Life of James of Jerusalem
No, it isn’t just us in modern times—for siblings in the Bible, there’s usually drama.
Celebrating James of Jerusalem and the Power of Names
There’s going to be a brother in our house. The two big sisters, upon learning we are expecting a boy, spent nearly five minutes in anguish before returning to delightful anticipation of Baby.
Celebrating the Feast of Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of our Lord
“Oh, you’re So-and-So’s sister!” There are, perhaps, no more daunting and deflating words that any sibling can hear. They are an immediate sign that the person […]
St. James of Jerusalem, Pillar of the Church
How many of our current events—in politics or in our church deliberations—get stuck in frustrating stalemates?
Faith at Home: Planning Ahead for October
Observing feasts and seasons reminds us about what truly matters as we practice faith at home.
Life Lessons from St James of Jerusalem
James’ entire post-conversion lifestyle can be described as both radical and unpopular.
St. James of Jerusalem Inspires Sibling Fun and Lentil Soup
My kids had fun being in charge of the evening’s meal, and I had a good time watching them work together and talk about what makes a good sibling.