During Holy Week, Pope Francis washed the feet of women, earning praise from some for breaking with culture in the name of faith and condemnation from others for abandoning faith in the name of culture. Whatever others may think, surely Pope Francis was true to his sense of God’s call.
“Sometime we shall learn how Spirit, the great architect, has created men and women in Science. ” This promise from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy ( p.
The Christian Science Bible Lesson this week, titled “Mortals and Immortals,” encourages us to see newness and freshness in our lives. The Pharisee Nicodemus came to Jesus looking for a new perspective.
In this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Adam and Fallen Man,” a timely request comes to us from the prophet Isaiah: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord” ( 1:18 , citation 1). So then let’s examine the two conflicting Hebrew creation stories found in Genesis.
How long does a student get punished for writing 3+3=8 on tests? What if the student knows it’s wrong, but still does it? Whether the error is ignorant or intentional, the “punishment,” a bad grade, will continue until the thought is corrected. When the laws of mathematics are consistently applied, limitless opportunities of progress open up as student and teacher rejoice together! This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Everlasting Punishment,” shows how this same idea operates on a deeper level.
“Probation After Death” is one of the theological topics Mary Baker Eddy anticipated would be at the forefront of thought through the centuries. And so it is.
Often, the Gospels in the New Testament describe moral situations where Christ Jesus chooses atonement when others want to condemn. This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Doctrine of Atonement,” summons us to answer for ourselves what at-one-ment with God might mean in the details of our daily lives.
Spiritual reasoning is of prime importance in Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
In this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Unreality,” we are enjoined to choose a side in the war between good and evil, and to serve on the side of good. We cannot remain uninvolved bystanders.
“Just the facts, ma’am,” said detective Joe Friday, as he interviewed witnesses on the old TV show Dragnet. And that’s what we get in this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Reality”—just the facts about the Christ and the kingdom of God.