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From the June 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal

1. During a recent stay at a European hostel, Lucie Lehmann-Barclay found that chats with new friends from non-Christian, non-Western backgrounds inspired her to delve into the Bible to find answers to some of their questions. For example, they asked, "Do Christians believe God procreates physically?" and "Does the reference to 'Our Father' in the Lord's Prayer exclude non-Christians?" Lucie shares some of what she learned in her article "The Father of Us All." Page 10.

2. A native Oregonian now living in Eugene, Cindy Clague says, "I love the fathering I've seen in so many friends and neighbors throughout my life, as well as with my husband in parenting our children—and now the wonderful fathering I see my eldest son providing for his family." Read how Cindy found peace about her own father's shortcomings by discovering more about God, everyone's true Father. Page 30.

3. A former professor of political science, Christian Science practitioner and teacher John Tyler knows the importance of truth-telling on all levels. Whether we cheat with the "little white lie" or tell lies on a grand scale, each of us must eventually find our moral compass, our "north," as he calls it—divine Truth itself—to guide us safely and honestly through life and, in the words of Jesus, "make us free." Page 42.

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