“Q: How can I have a less boring life in 2022? A: I hadn’t done much to get the life I really wanted. My life wasn’t bad, but still, I was bored. Really bored. I’d thought a lot about personal satisfaction, entertainment, and excitement, but that was actually the problem: I’d thought about it. Then I woke up … More A less boring life in 2022?
Although travel can be frustrating at times, I’m finding there are always affirmative, upbeat things to notice as we go: the excited faces of children, the courtesy of others, and the patience of parents and travel staff. However, the presence of harmony in human affairs is not something that happens by mere accident, in a … More Be Moved by the Christ this Christmas
Do you ever feel that everybody else seems to be nicely settled but there’s no room anywhere for you? The reasons for homelessness may range widely, but at the heart of the challenge in each case is a feeling of being shut out from good. Christ Jesus’ analogy of the shepherd and the sheep gives … More There’s always room for you
From the pandemic to political division to climate disasters, today’s news begs the question “Where is God when bad things happen?” And if God is here, why doesn’t it seem to make a difference? Our guest shares a different view of God that can help you experience the kind of stability we all want these … More Where is God when bad things happen?
In answer to the question why God permits evil, the discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, once replied to a student, “He didn’t create evil. It isn’t created!” (she elaborates on this subject in Christian Science versus Pantheism, pp.5-6) She explains that in the spiritual reality, there’s no opposite to good, God, and no … More Loving the Unlovable
By Kevin Ness In a year often defined by uncertainty, Christian Scientists gathered at their online annual meeting, including from the Sunshine Coast and many congregations throughout Australia, to acknowledge the ways in which God’s love and mercy have opened paths of progress and joy in individual lives and collective church experience. The meeting was … More God’s grace enables progress and joy, say Christian Scientists at annual meeting
Caught off guard by the reflex fear he felt when a Black man approached him on the side of the road, a white man realized he could do better when it came to loving his neighbour. He found a powerful starting point in the idea that we are all God’s children, created to express harmony … More I don’t have any racist thoughts … do I?
By Rosalie M. Dunbar “Many of us would agree these are partisan and polarizing times, whether it’s one government trying to influence another country’s citizens or various ways politicians try to get votes in their own country. I’ve always tried to avoid the fray of partisan politics but recently found myself getting drawn in, and … More Thinking differently about politicians
In public and military hospitals, prisons, and hospices, when push comes to shove, there are not many who will rebuff a visit from the friendly Chaplain. These caring individuals provide spiritual nourishment by listening to all our fears and anxieties, a willing confidante giving us the opportunity to discuss existential questions in a non-threatening environment, … More Why pastoral care is integral to healthcare