Early in my study of Christian Science I was challenged by a remark that shocked me into serious thinking about the Lesson-Sermon—the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly that is the basis of all Christian Science Sunday services. During a dinner table conversation in a college dormitory, a faculty member turned to me suddenly and said, "I don't see how Christian Science can ever succeed without personal preaching!" My reply was brief, but in the quiet of my own room afterward, I mentally dug my heels into the ground in defense of my impersonal pastor.
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