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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.

Open the door!

From the December 17, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

You can read the full version of this blog by visiting christianscience.com/church-alive.


As I placed the “Open” sign in the window and unlocked the front door of the Christian Science Reading Room, I recalled these words from the Bible: “I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it” ( Revelation 3:8 ). I smiled to myself because I had been thinking a lot lately about how to find that spirit of Christianity that was present in the first century of the Christian era, when the early Christians were palpably imbued with the Holy Ghost and when that spirit impelled and directed their daily discipleship.

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