Despite enemies determined to kill him, Jesus boldly comes to the Jerusalem temple to teach at the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, the fall harvest festival. As he speaks, some ask how he can preach so powerfully without rabbinical training.
Recently, I was listening to a podcast hosted by renowned astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. When asked about the possibility of accessing higher dimensions, he replied, “If you could access another dimension, you could never be contained within a prison.
This Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Matter,” is an exercise in discerning the relevancy of the biblical idea of “idolatry” to our contemporary lives. Of course, most of us don’t worship stone gods on nearby hillsides, as people did in scriptural times.
This week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Substance,” helps us get grounded. It tells the stories of individuals who faced slim odds but didn’t back down from faith in a higher authority, rooted in spiritual substance.
The first two sections of this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Man,” quote the Old Testament book of Job. Job is traditionally thought of as the book that confronts the question of theodicy, or the relationship between God’s goodness and the existence of suffering in the human experience.
Picture the disciples at the last supper, their final meeting with the Master before his crucifixion. In his tender “farewell discourse,” Christ Jesus washes his disciples’ feet and confides that he’ll be leaving them soon, because one of the disciples will betray him.
The book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is packed with Bible quotations, allusions, and references. Author Mary Baker Eddy was a lifelong student of the Scriptures.
The Bible stories in this week’s Lesson, titled “Soul,” give us insight into the multifaceted aspects of Soul expressed in all creation for all time. We hear God’s comforting promise of Soul’s expression in Leviticus, “I will walk among you, and will be your God” ( 26:12 , Responsive Reading).
An early Christian Scientist, Anna B. White, once lamented to Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, that she (Mrs.