How we can break terrorism's grip

Some time ago Jon G. Harder, Chairman of The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, spoke about terrorism with Russ Gerber on the radio edition of the Christian Science Sentinel. Mr. Harder is a teacher of Christian Science. He has lived and worked in parts of the world where terrorism was a constant threat and sometimes a direct experience. His work as a chaplain in the United States Air Force included emergency ministry to the victims of terror.

Russ Gerber: Jon, would you tell us what you've learned from dealing with tense and potentially dangerous situations and how to move forward?

Jon Harder: I've found that those are opportunities to think about what it is that I need to be prepared individually to do. This world seems to be so characterized by unexpected shocks of all kinds, whether it's terrorist attacks or whatever else may be happening. Something that has helped me a great deal is to take time to prepare myself and to identify my world with the presence of a very real God who is there and whose main purpose is to awaken us—awaken me—to His activity, to His love, to His infinite spiritual nature and power. The saving action of that power is the basic theme of the Old Testament.

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Your dominion: established in God
May 13, 1996

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