What about church?

May 2022

The concept of church evolves. Or devolves.

Fifteen years ago, I found myself ingrained in “loyalty to the church team” rather than faithfulness to God’s law, and, I went through at terrible mental battle before withdrawing my membership from The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

It was a tough row to hoe, but I felt released from being held hostage to history and to the narrow narratives of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (falsely tell me that if I read the book I’d be healed, like taking a pill), and Mary Baker Eddy.

Christian Science became timeless, unrestricted, discoverable everywhere, anytime. Church became a state of consciousness. Science and Health was treated as a textbook, modifiable scientifically. And the legend of Mary Baker Eddy, fraught with myths, began crumbling.

So what about church, today?

I still go to church. November 14, I attended First Church of Christ, Scientist in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But I also attend diverse churches, a synagogue, and a place or worship for Muslims. And find the same desire for love and truth.

The six tenets of Christian Science remain my guidepost.

Videos below address somewhat how spiritual ideas continue to unfold and keep me on my toes.

A Formal Apology from an Informal Christian Scientist

Introduction to 21st Century Science and Health

Signs of renewal in maligned religion

150th anniversary of Science and Health’s first edition

Christian Science Bible Lessons  (for individual study and small groups)

Revising The Church Manual of The First Church of Christ, Scientist

Click Pondering a Revision of Science and Health for more information.

pondering-cover

2 thoughts on “What about church?

  1. holly May 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm Reply

    Yes

    • Paul August 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm Reply

      The Ark Edition because it is challenging to locate an original copy

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