Some thoughts on “Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist” by Rev. Evans

Some highlights from and thoughts on “Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist” By Rev. William Evans, D. D. Director Bible Course, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Full text available from Archive.org, full link below. I appreciate that Rev. Evans opens with the well-acknowledged (at least in former-CS circles) fact that The Christian Scientist … Continue reading Some thoughts on “Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist” by Rev. Evans

the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts

After my previous post about Twisted Spoons I decided to read over the Tenets of Christian Science again. While I take issue with all of them, the third is particularly troubling and guilt-inducing: 3. We acknowledge God’s forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But … Continue reading the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts

When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All

I’ve been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All