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New things are coming
I’ve recently learned to livestream. What took me so long to adopt this technology? I hadn’t felt a demand for it.
The demands of our times, of course, are a lot more pressing than livestreaming. High on the list is to do what the motto of the Christian Science Sentinel says: “What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Mary Baker Eddy chose the Sentinel’s motto from Christ Jesus’ teachings (see Mark 13:37). He told his students to anticipate upheavals in the world. But the coming of “the Son of man . . . with great power and glory” (Mark 13:26), or the Christ, would show them the power of spirituality over the failures of materialism—and enable them to prove it. He then said, “Watch.”
One reader told us how a Sentinel article helped her learn to watch. She wrote, “ ‘Indignant? Who, me?’ by Alison J. Hughes from the June 1, 2020, issue of the Sentinel struck me to the core. Hughes gave me answers I didn’t know I was looking for, putting into stark relief reactions I was having toward a friend’s attitude and media reports of flagrant injustices shared on social media, versus a more thoughtful, spiritual approach . . . a wake-up call to be more watchful indeed!”
In the same spirit, we invite you to join us in keeping a spiritual watch. Here are some pending changes to the Sentinel that, we believe, will help us all in doing that—changes in response to what humanity is calling for: people willing to stay awake to spiritual reality.
Starting in early 2021, the Sentinel will offer a new, expanded online presence and a fresh, redesigned print magazine. Both support turning to God for answers to today’s challenges. The new digital Sentinel will have a web exclusives area where you’ll get Christian Science content that anticipates and responds to the current world needs more quickly than in print. There’s a place, too, for favorites such as Sentinel Watch, TeenConnect, and Bible Lens. You’ll have access on any digital device to up-to-date content you can read, listen to, and share with others.
We hope this preview gives you a taste of what’s coming. Later, we’ll tell you more about the upcoming print redesign. If you would like to beta test the new digital Sentinel, please contact us at email@example.com.
Susan Stark, Managing Editor
From the readers
Karen Geselle, Lance Lambert
New things are coming
God’s forever promise: I am with you
Solitude filled with Love
“Who do you work for?”
Jennifer Ann Gordon Perea
God, prayer, and a successful career path
From willful parenting to a God-inspired solution
Stuck in the dark?
Testimonies of healing
Finding God’s presence through sport
Prayer in a chemical emergency
Two memorable healings
Ethel A. Baker
- Bible Lens—September 21–27, 2020