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My Glorious Subjective Universe

A talk by John H. Hargreaves

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A Story Untold

by Keith McNeil  –  Hawthorne Publishing, “Winds of Change”(Reprinted with permission) How Biographical Treatments of Quimby and Eddy Have Influenced the Debate In Eddy’s day, the ratio of references of “emerge gently” compared to “radical reliance” in the above periodicals was almost 4:1 in favor of “emerge gently”—whereas in the decade that followed her death, it had reversed, to just… Read more »

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Honesty and Temporary Means

by J. Denis Glover Christian Scientists demonstrate absolute Christian Science as far as possible. Beyond this we are obliged to choose the lesser of two evils.—Alfred Farlow, CSD, first Committee on Publication of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. (appeared in Kansas City, Missouri Star, 7 Nov. 1897) “Honesty is spiritual power,” writes Mary Baker Eddy. (Science and Health 453:… Read more »

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Discovering What Our Discoverer’s Words Were Meant to Mean

by Tom Taffel By definition, a living language continually changes its words, usage and meaning.  As you will see, Mary Baker Eddy was an inspired wordsmith, prayerfully and patiently choosing her words with meticulous care and deliberation and reflection.  Today, unfortunately, so many of her words fail to communicate the ideas they once conveyed.  Many of her words have lost… Read more »

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“Shared Death Experiences”

by Tom Taffel Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 75-76: “There is one possible moment, when those living on the earth and those called dead, can commune together, and that is the moment previous to the transition – the moment when the link between their opposite beliefs is being sundered.  In the vestibule… Read more »

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“Confrontation at the 1969 Annual Meeting”

By Tom Taffel DEED OF GIFT AND COPYRIGHT LICENSE AGREEMENTTom Taffel<< Address on file >>The First Church of Christ, ScientistOctober 17, 2012 (Date Property Received)December 20, 2012 (Signed Under Seal) Prologue:  One month earlier, on May 4, 1969, James Forman interrupted the service of Riverside Church of New York to read a 2,500-word “Black Manifesto” and to make specific demands to… Read more »

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How a gay soccer player was hired as first out teacher at a Christian Science school

Ross Furbush was able to be his authentic self with the help of his mentor, whose acceptance of LGBTQ people mirrored that of his church. Read the full article on Outsports.com: https://www.outsports.com/2020/6/18/21285530/ross-furbush-soccer-christian-science-gay-coming-out

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Sayings by Peter J. Henniker-Heaton

by Denis Glover (Oxford-educated Henniker-Heaton was an extraordinary, down-to-earth Christian Scientist of the old sort, humbly full of many insights and good humor. His healing of long-term, “incurable” paralysis during the WWII bombing of London is a classic one.) NOTE: On at least two occasions when Henniker-Heaton’s healing was publicized, he suffered a brief period of difficulty in walking.  For example,… Read more »

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Living our values and valuing our lives through Emergence International

by Tom TaffelJanuary 31, 2020 “Living our values and valuing our lives through Emergence International.” “Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us.” (S&H 79:31) Are you coming from a place of scarcity or abundance? The decision is yours to make — and what a rewarding, life-changing decision it is. Abundance should… Read more »

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Coming Out For Good

by Tom Taffel April 24, 2019 The following article was recently rejected for publication from the Christian Science Publishing Society. From the editors: “Publication of your article would definitely look like an endorsement from The Mother Church of homosexual practice. Thus, we cannot publish it.” Walking through the valley of the shadow of death wasn’t the path I chose; but it was… Read more »

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