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
My Inner Quiet
A number of years ago, my father gave me a small pendent of an anchor. I wore it on a necklace, similar to the way Christians wear crosses. I never felt comfortable wearing a cross, none of them ever felt "right" and I never had a Christian Science "cross and crown" pendent, although for a … Continue reading My Inner Quiet
the Right Dictionary, what is Love?
While Buddhists focus on the Rights of the Noble Eightfold Path, Christian Scientists focus on things like “the right hand soap,” the “right Sunday School teacher” and the “right” dictionary. Yes, the right dictionary. You might think all dictionaries are the same, but you’d be wrong. If you’re a good Christian Scientist you spend a … Continue reading the Right Dictionary, what is Love?
the formation of mortals
This is an incredibly long post which may be a little hard to follow. I mostly wrote it for myself, but thought I would share it here as well. It is a semi-metacognative conversation on selections from the chapter on Marriage in Science and Health. I was mostly left with a great desire to build … Continue reading the formation of mortals
Paul’s letter to the Principians (an excerpt)
The following is an excerpt from a letter Paul would write to the Principians if he and Ms. Eddy were alive today. It comes from an exegesis* by a Principia Student written in the Spring of 2003. “Principians, when Mary Baker Eddy gave her contribution of Christian Science she understood the religion would meet some … Continue reading Paul’s letter to the Principians (an excerpt)
Philippians 4:8 as applied to E-mails
While I generally dislike Paul (a post for another day), he does make some valid points and has contributed* extensively to what we now consider to be "Christian ideas." Both Luther and Mary Baker Eddy were influenced by Paul's work, and he remains an unavoidable figure in 20th century theology with his ideas on faith … Continue reading Philippians 4:8 as applied to E-mails
faith, hope & love
Elder Fox and his shadow TSOWG and the subsequent missionaries liked to talk about Faith. All I needed to do was have faith (and read a book and pray), and God would show me what was True. In my quest for something greater, I began by picking part Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is the substance … Continue reading faith, hope & love