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Putting on record insights into the practice of Christian Science.

Gratefully grasping the Bible’s unhidden meaning

For decades, the number of British households owning Bibles has declined. But 2020 saw a “sharp boost” in pandemic-prompted sales of the Scriptures, according to a Christian bookseller talking to the Financial Times (Peter Chapman, “The home in 50 objects #33: King James Bible,” March 5, 2021).

Our oneness with God

What is my true relationship to God? This is a crucial question to answer if we are to understand who we really are. Christ Jesus, the master Teacher, answers that question in a simple but striking way.

Love: Our release from alienation

Not many things are as sweet as a restored friendship or an estrangement that’s been healed.   Broken relationships and alienation are all too common.

The joys of dissatisfaction

We don’t generally think of dissatisfaction as something to be grateful for. Yet where would we be without the constructive dissatisfaction of innovators who can’t rest until they’ve invented a tool to do something more efficiently? How would human rights have progressed without the action of those dissatisfied with injustice? Similarly, there’s a kind of dissatisfaction within each of us that’s not only positive but essential, according to Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science.

Church—looking forward

When my husband was offered a job in another city, I could see the definite advantages for our whole family, but I was reluctant to leave the church where I had been a member for almost 15 years and felt useful and needed. Going to a new city and a new church felt in a way like having to start over.

The importance of a Christ-guided conscience

My mom knew her children needed guidance to help us make the right choices. I can still hear her saying, “Never do anything you wouldn’t want others to know about.

The ongoing resurrection of Christian healing

All seemed lost as Jesus was buried in a tomb following his crucifixion. One of his most faithful followers, Peter, was overtaken by remorse, because he had denied being a disciple of Jesus.

Portrait of equality

Walking into the National Women’s Hall of Fame five years ago with my nine-year-old daughter, none of the significance of the moment was lost on me. I felt the power of generations of women—and men—who fought for the many rights women enjoy today.

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love / It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. ” Hal David’s classic lyrics capture such a wonderful sentiment.

Progress this year—spiritual and certain

Opening a new calendar, full of untouched pages, represents a fresh start, an open door to progress. At such a time, people often give themselves permission to release what’s come before and move expectantly into the unwritten next chapter of their lives—and the world.