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From the March 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal

tells me he doesn't remember the precise moment he decided to become an archaeologist. Childhood found him drawn to historical sites during summer holidays, and growing up in London in a family of artists, he explored every corner of the great museums. While enrolled at Exeter University in Devon, he studied geography and archaeology, but the classes in archaeology—and digging in the earth—soon left geography in the dust.

Ward's family practiced Christian Science, and after a "rebellious teen period," he says he rediscovered the spiritual laws that have become the foundation of his career and life. Currently a senior archaeologist for the Chester City Council, as well as the archaeological consultant for Chester Cathedral, he is serving a term as First Reader at his Christian Science branch church. Ward and his wife, Margaret, who is also an archaeologist, have two children, now attending university.

Over a period of several weeks, while completing a book on the history of Chester, Ward graciously found time to engage in an e-mail dialogue with me. The conversation focused on the cornerstone of his work—the changing face of time—and how he holds this concept up to the light of divine Truth, which has "... remained unchanged in its eternal history" (Science and Health, p. 471).

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