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
Perhaps the thing we yearn for most when a loved one passes on is to bring them back for just one more day. We yearn to hold them, tell them again how much we love them. This year especially has brought a new form of grief for many who, because of pandemic restrictions, have had to … More This Easter, choose to rise higher
“My monthly rent was due in five days’ time, but I had only $23 left in the bank,” writes Diane Williamson. She shares with us via the Christian Science Sentinel her experience and some helpful ideas that her study of Christian Science provided, and that brought a resolution to her financial difficulties. “Years ago, soon … More Rent is due? As a single parent, should I panic or acknowledge God can help?
Christian Science provides a very different perspective on vaccines, immunity and the pathway to health. Following is an excerpt of the full article written by Curtis Wahlberg and published on 28 January, 2021 in the Christian Science Sentinel: “Stopping COVID-19 is understandably an important focus these days… An end to it means long-awaited relief from … More Vaccines, immunity, and the pathway to health
Have you ever reached for something in a dream and been unable to grasp it? Have you ever tried to get somewhere in a dream, and no matter how hard you tried, it eluded you? You may have woken up feeling sad, lost, frustrated, or you may even have wanted to go back to sleep to … More Wake-up call
“Divisiveness seems prevalent these days. We see it in national and international relations and in society in general. It impacts communities, churches, and families. Some would say that this is human nature, a view predicated on a perception that we are driven by fear and motivated by self-interest, in perpetual competition with our neighbor. And … More Unity—our natural inclination