DEFENSE against DISEASE

As the world continues this week with headlines dominated by COVID-19, we take a look at how we can think about predictions. Even if they come as dire warnings, as our lead author points out, predictions are not set in stone. And prayer that recognizes divine Love’s all-embracing power can break through individual and collective … More DEFENSE against DISEASE

Back to School Feature: Reliable parenting books

Mary Trammel shares with readers her experience of raising kids in an ecumenical family, and learning to “walk the walk,” not just talk about it. My husband and I entered parenthood knowing almost nothing about raising kids, having grown up basically as “only” children. We did read some parenting books, but their theories often seemed … More Back to School Feature: Reliable parenting books

One of life’s big questions: Who or what created us?

Have you ever wrestled with one of life’s biggest questions—who—or what—brought us into being? Does complexity theory, evolution or intelligent design provide the answer? Rather than looking for an answer in the usual theories, what if we took a look at this question from the perspective of an entirely spiritual Creator and creation and the … More One of life’s big questions: Who or what created us?

What it means to be good

“Do you remember a moment, maybe in your childhood, when you felt really good because of something good you had done? Maybe an adult told you how good you were, or maybe you felt an intrinsic sense of goodness about something you said or did. I remember the first time I experienced this feeling. My first-grade … More What it means to be good

A cycle of illness ends

Joan Atkinson relates in a recent testimony: “Some years ago, during supper one evening I began feeling very dizzy. I soon became nauseous as well and had to lie down. I was unable to pray effectively for myself, so I called a Christian Science practitioner, which eased my fear. Still, the condition lasted two full … More A cycle of illness ends