I recently received an email from a CS-affiliated group that was holding a local gathering/discussion forum for Christian Scientists. It read, in part: These discussions will be exploring questions like: What are ways that your Christian Science community has supported you? What are some things you would like to see in your CS communities? What … Continue reading Why do young adults disengage with CS communities? HOW IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION!?
For those who care, this post contains Rogue One spoilers, and many feels A few days after the passing of General Leia Organa, my husband and I went and saw Rogue One. When it was all over, I found that was hit with a lot of unexpected feels. It wasn't just the CGI Carrie Fisher … Continue reading Rogue Feels
ExChristianScience.com is starting 2017 with a series of posts about people who have left Christian Science for a new spiritual path. If you have found a new path, and would like to share your journey, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously published on October 26, 2014, a few musings on Halloween, sin, disease and death. For other truly terrifying Halloween-related issues, see my October 31, 2012 post on the Protestant Reformation. We recently received the following e-mail from Kid1's teacher: IMPORTANT NOTICE: I am suggesting that you avoid downtown this Saturday. The now annual Zombie Walk Contest and Race … Continue reading ZOMBIES, CHILDREN & RELIGION: GRUESOME AND VERY FRIGHTENING AFFAIRS
We were driving somewhere and Kid1 spoke up from the backseat: "Mommy, what is church?" While I've done a lot of reading (see relevant book list below) on how to talk to the children about religious issues, I still felt caught off guard by the question. They like to ask these questions in the car when … Continue reading Mommy, what is church?
When I clicked on When A Mother Decides To Stop Cancer Treatment And Face Death I was not prepared for the onslaught of feels I was overcome with. It was another vaguely interesting article on my Facebook feed, and then a few paragraphs in I was hit with all the feels. "We’ve always been straightforward and honest," Lum said … Continue reading Straightforward & Honest
In case you missed it, Parade had an interview with Ellen -- "Ellen DeGeneres Talks Feelings, Fun and Finding Dory" in which Ellen discussed her Christian Science upbringing, describing her childhood upbringing as: ... a very conservative home. My father was a first reader in the Christian Science Church, which is similar to being a … Continue reading “that’s not Christian Science” – yes, it is, this is how it is practiced