Category Archives: Christian Science

“God in America”

Mark your calendars. PBS is airing a new series called “God in America” on October 11-13 at 9 p.m. (EST). According to the website, the series explores these key questions: How has religious belief shaped American history? What role have … Continue reading

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This is not our church

I was up in Boston last week at the worldwide headquarters of The First Church of Christ, Scientist — the Christian Science church known as The Mother Church. Naturally, I took some pictures to show you. I wanted you to … Continue reading

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WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get It’s an old term from the early days of computers. I was reminded of it when I listened to a recent “Daily Lift” provided by the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. … Continue reading

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Spirituality vs. religion

Deborah Solomon writes a weekly column in The New York Times magazine in which she poses a series of questions to an individual of note. In a recent edition, she interviewed Deepak Chopra. Here is one question and his answer: … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

When I read Nicholas Kristof’s column in Sunday’s New York Times, I thought, “I can’t wait to read the letters to the editor on this one!” The daily “Letters to the Editor” offer a window on a worldwide community of … Continue reading

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A look at atonement, inspired by Yom Kippur

As Jews throughout New York State prepared for Yom Kippur on Friday, I paused to give some thought to the concept of atonement, as I do each year. I discovered that the word “atonement” appears 70 times in the King … Continue reading

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Spiritual healing: Does it work?

I was in a women’s clothing shop in my neighborhood recently, having one of those delightful shopping experiences where the salesperson strikes just the right balance — attentive and helpful without being pushy or overbearing — a talent I appreciate … Continue reading

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Words that inspire

As you may or may not have noticed, when President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office on August 31, he unveiled a new decorating scheme. As Sheryl Gay Stolberg put it in her blog on nytimes.com, “The Oval … Continue reading

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Christian Science and New Thought

In the September 13 issue of The New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about The Secret in “Power Lines: What’s behind Rhonda Byrne’s spiritual empire?” In typical New Yorker fashion, Mr. Sanneh spends several pages attempting to reveal the secrets … Continue reading

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On 9/11

What can I say? That’s what I keep asking myself, as September 11th rolls around again. What can I possibly add to the conversation about this anniversary? This blog is intended to comment on current events and topics of discussion … Continue reading

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