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What About Education?
[For young adults]
A leader in the field of education in the United States has remarked that this country is developing a "meritocracy." Advancement and recognition are more and more being based on a system of individual merit.
In view of the increasing importance of education, the Christian Scientist may wonder just what role it should play in his experience and how it relates to his spiritual progress. Mrs. Eddy's attitude toward education is indicated by her statement in Science and Health. "Academics of the right sort are requisite." In her next sentence she explains their relation to spiritual progress: "Observation invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal." Science and Health, p. 195
To promote our spiritual growth, we can demonstrate a command over at least some academic fields that represent humanity's clearest concept of Principle, man, and the universe. This is not giving reality or power to human knowledge. It is challenging the limitations of mortal mind in our own individual experience. Our understanding of God as ever-present Mind must have some specific human application, otherwise we would not be living practical and genuine Christian Science. The pursuit of academic studies, particularly if undertaken prayerfully, gives us this opening.
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The Battle Plan of Love
WARREN G. LUEDEMANN
Fork in the Road
GLORIA McELROY READ
Truth Eradicates Error
VIRGINIA L. SCOTT
What About Education?
WILLIAM F. MARQUARDT III
Martha H. Scherf
"Receive thy sight"
ARTHUR F. CURRAN
"Take time to be holy"
MARGUERITE CRISP SAYE
KINDNESS AT THE CROSS
"He restoreth my soul"
William Milford Correll
"Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?"
Alan A. Aylwin
Having recently enjoyed my one hundred and fourth birthday, I...
Fanny Clamp with contributions from Edith M. Chudley
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science in connection...
Albert B. Rypinski
For very wise parents who placed me in the Christian Science...
Frances M. Gibson with contributions from Richard M. Gibson
Four summers ago I was involved in an incident which clearly...
Richard Kent Gould
How I love the Wednesday testimony meetings! Originally I...
Carolyn A. Tucher
With gratitude I report the perfect setting...
Mary Thiel White with contributions from Colin S. White
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 340 - Freeing Marriage from Resentment
with contributions from Michael Thorneloe, Robert McKinnon
Signs of the Times
Irving C. Lambert