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Road Diaries

An occasional column, recording insights and experiences from members of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship as they travel the world, speaking on Christian Science and its healing mission. 

Wearing a tie isn't normally necessary for...

From the October 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Wearing a tie isn’t normally necessary for a Christian Science lecturer, but for this event at the University of Durham in the UK, 

 I was going to need a bow tie and a new dinner jacket (i.e., tuxedo)! One hundred and seventy years of tradition at Durham Union Society—one of the oldest student-run debating societies in the world—demanded it. 

The motion to be debated was this: “This house believes that science has made religion obsolete.” Naturally, I was on the team opposing the motion.

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