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From the September 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

1. Working with Bible scholar Galen Goldsmith meant catching up with her by e-mail when she was "sitting on the marble floor of the Biblical Pontifical institute in Rome during a break of the international Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature." She'd just finished giving a paper entitled "The Cutting Edge of Prophetic Metaphor." Read her Bible Forum contribution, "The Power in a Name." Page 10.

2. His healing of rheumatic fever as a small child brought Don Griffith's family into Christian Science, and all—including five grown daughters, 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren—rely on Christian Science healing today. Don loves bluegrass music, clogging, and plays several musical instruments. Growing up in South Florida and now living on a Georgia lake with 500 miles of shoreline, he's seen more than his share of changing of changing skies. Read "That 'Still Small Voice of God: Too Small to Speak to Extreme Weather?" Page 50.

3. Rebecca Odegaard first joined a church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, while a teenager, and at university became a member of a local branch church. Rebecca's experience, both as a candidate for church membership, and later on committees whose role it is to interview prospective members, has inspired her to think in fresh ways about the significance of Christian Science church membership. See "A Vital Church ... Grows." Page 52.

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