A lesson, a sermon, a pastor: A past look at the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BIBLE LESSON

HISTORY ISN'T ALWAYS about investigating the "facts." In many ways, what we glean from history are perspectives. Knowing the past, our viewpoints may change, and we may even gain insights about the future.

As I prepared to write this article, I knew that Mary Baker Eddy had said very little about the Christian Science Quarterly, so I decided it would be best to read articles from early issues of The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel. For me, this opened up a rich story. I thought the history of the Quarterly was about Bible lessons becoming sermons. I was wrong. This is a story about preaching and study, closely intertwined.

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