In the Church Manual, Mary Baker Eddy describes the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly as “a lesson on which the prosperity of Christian Science largely depends” (p. 31). Recognizing the importance of this lesson and the value of making this lesson more available to our subscribers, JSH-Online is introducing a new feature on October 15, 2013, called eBibleLesson Express.
eBibleLesson Express will be a sidebar “widget” that will be similar in appearance to the Concord Express widget. The new eBibleLesson Express widget will be found on nearly every page on JSH-Online, and will provide immediate online access to the current week’s Bible Lesson. eBibleLesson Express will feature the ability to read online the full text and listen online to a continuous audio loop of the current Bible Lesson. In the same way that Concord Express has some basic functionality of Concord Online, eBibleLesson Express will provide some basic functionality, but not all of the functionality of, eBibleLesson. This eBibleLesson Express widget does not allow users to download or print the Bible Lesson. It will also not provide access to different eBook and audio formats, or make future lessons available. To gain access to the full functionality and freedom of downloading, listening, and printing the lesson in different formats, please subscribe to eBibleLesson.
“a lesson on which the prosperity of Christian Science largely depends”
The eBibleLesson Express widget does put the invaluable content of the Bible Lesson and our Pastor next to the rich articles and testimonies on JSH-Online. For example, when reading the regular Sentinel column, “In the Christian Science Bible Lesson”, subscribers will be able to use eBibleLesson Express to transition into the current Bible Lesson and get straight to the source of the ideas.
We hope the new eBibleLesson Express widget will make it easier for our subscribers to engage online with our Pastor and weekly Bible Lesson, and that these steps will strengthen their experience with the magazines that contain the “record,” “hold guard,” and “proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth” — the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald (see The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353, Mary Baker Eddy).