Monthly Archives: January 2011

Homophobia hurts straight men, too

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Opinion – The Christian Science Monitor   Homophobia hurts straight men, too The suicide of college freshman Tyler Clementi painfully spotlights the dire consequences of homophobic bullying on gay men. But a homophobic culture that condemns male affection and emotion as "gay" hurts all men – and our culture at large.     By Jonathan Zimmerman / October 6, 2010 New… Read more »

A Holy moment in the Big City

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  Kwadjo Boaitey Reprinted from the  Christian Science Sentinel.   One of my favorite Christmas memories takes me back to a New York City street, far away from the sweet-smelling, familial Christmas celebrations of  my youth.  I was in my mid-20s, living in New York and making good on a dream to become an actor. I met and became friends with… Read more »

The Devil’s Auction

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  The Devil’s Auction   It was once announced that the Devil was going out of business and would offer his tools for sale to whoever would pay his price. On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed, and a bad-looking lot they were. Malice, envy, hatred, jealousy, carnality, deceit, and all the other implements of evil were… Read more »

Our Innate Happiness

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Emergence International 25 October 2009 Key West, Florida “Our Innate Happiness” Introduction Writing to the Christian Scientists at First Church in New York, Mrs. Eddy made this provocative statement:  “As an active portion of one stupendous whole, goodness identifies man with universal good. Thus may each member of this church rise above the oft-repeated inquiry, What am I? to the… Read more »

Letter from Mary Baker Eddy to Adam Dickey

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Letter from Mary Baker Eddy to Adam H. Dickey The place you seek is seeking you, the place you need is needing you. Divine Principle brings need and supply together for mutual good. God wisely, intelligently, and lovingly controls, guides, protects, prospers, and blesses this union of His idea (man) and this joyous activity, work. All that you need to… Read more »

Sing a new song! written by Mark – Emergence International brother/member

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Sing a new song! Why are you walking down that same old road?Why are you carrying that heavy load?See, see, see the Light of God! Yes see, see, see the Light of God.Drop your burden and see like HimPick up your peace and see like HimYes see like Him,Yes pick up your peace and see like Him. What do you… Read more »

Beautiful Savior – written by Mark – EI brother/member

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Beautiful Saviour Deep from His Spirit,Pure from His Soul,Our beautiful SaviourIs making us whole. He loves us completely.He cures us of shame.He sees His reflection.He knows us by name. Oh beautiful SaviourSo pure and so bright!You make us Your likenessWe live as Your Light. Freed and forgivenYou’ve paid all our debtsYou’ve cured us of sorrowHealed fear and regret. Oh beautiful… Read more »

MAP – written by Mark – EI brother/member

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Map Begin Here. Not there in the mirey clay of “where you came from”Not there in the cloudy doubt of “where you are going” but HereHere on solid ground. Begin Now. Let go of that ancient millstone history;Let go of that phoney lodestone future. Begin NowNow is solid ground. “This is the way, walk ye in it”says the voice of… Read more »

The Economics of Love – written by Mark – Emergence International brother and member

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The Economics of Love  It was a hot May afternoon and I was sitting in my last class of my senior year at UC Davis. Our professor had walked us through all the permutations of urban economics. I’d finished the examinations, written my last blue book, and was, like my fellow students, expecting a fairly low-key final lecture. And indeed… Read more »

See What Love Has Prepared – written by Mark – Emergence International Brother/Member

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See what Love has prepared photo – CS Monitor                                So I’m driving my old 1968 VW camper bus with my friend Scot up to visit his grandpa on his homestead along the Wind River in Wyoming. My VW has a habit of occasionally eating its… Read more »