Morality and the Tenth Commandment

First post here. This is the second in my series of Last Crusade articles. (If you are not familiar with the Last Crusade, you can find out more here and here.)  These posts will examine the question: Are there areas in our lives where matters of morality might have been clear 150 years ago that…

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Why I am a Christian Scientist

Originally, this was part of my Last Crusade post on morality, but it seemed as if it deserved its own place.  In the early days of the Christian Science movement, its healing powers were indisputable. Healings came quickly and easily. When Frances Thurber Seal went to Germany, for instance, she healed every case presented to…

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The Conversion of John Charles Wright, Esquire

Recently, I was asked to write down the story of John’s conversion from my point of view. Easter seemed a nice time to do this. (For John's version, see here or here.) In order to describe the events of John’s conversion, I need to first set the stage. Nowadays, John is known for his religious…

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Alone in Dreams of Sorrow: The Six Year Old Turns Twelve

 My church has a Wednesday Night Testimony meeting, where people give testimonies of healing through prayer. I heard this story at one of these meetings. Makes me have sympathy for John who says that he attends the meeting because it’s the only way to know what happened in his household that week.   I have…

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Return of the Six Year Old

  Some of you may remember the six-year old who hid behind a column and prayed for the fat lady at the circus. This was not my mom’s only encounter with the healing power of ‘Thy will be done’ at the age of six.   On another occasion her family was traveling on the subway.…

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The Six-Year-Old Behind The Column:

  When my mother was six years old, back in the late 1930s, her family went to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Back then, my mother was chubby, and her idol, the person at the circus she most wanted to see was the Fat Lady.  During the intermission, my mom went…

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