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From the May 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It's no wonder Beth Carey wrote about this month's Bible Forum topic with such ease. She has a PhD in New Testament studies and has taught and given public lectures on the subject. In her article, "Present tense" (p. 10), she explores Jesus' view of the relationship between a person's past and their present ability to be healed. Currently a Christian Science practitioner, Beth divides her time between The Woodlands, Texas, and Traverse City, Michigan.

We first found out about Julie Furbush's photography over a year ago when we were scouting around for teens engaged in interesting, out-of-the-ordinary endeavors. And engaged she is, with a portfolio of thousands of pictures and more being added all the time. Needless to say, Julie seemed the perfect fit for this month's issue, which includes a special section on creativity. You can read about Julie's own creative process—and see some of her work—in the Teen Talk section on page 56.

Contributing Editor Margaret Rogers—a Christian Science practitioner and teacher in Greenbrae, California—was on staff at the Journal when she first heard one man's story of trial and redemption. The continuing results from this remarkable experience—as well as the spiritual lessons it elucidates—provided excellent material for her lead piece in this month's cover feature, "Break free from the past." You can read more starting on page 44.