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Church Alive

The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church. 

Your questions about church

From the July 25, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Question: “Even to those not well informed, the similarities between Christian Science and New Thought seem obvious. My question is, why the schism? In this age of ecumenism, it seems to me that a merger of New Thought/Science of Mind/Christian Science movements would be mutually beneficent in the long run.