Declining Faith?

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A guest post written by Ronald Scott A recent study by the Pew Forum on religion and public life found that the number of Protestants in America is slowly declining. The study suggests that a major factor driving the decline is “an increase in religiously unaffiliated Americans.” Two-thirds of them still say they believe in God, but expressed disenchantment with religious organizations that are too concerned with money, power, rules, and Continue Reading

Sharing the Parable of the Prodigal Son


A guest post by Bill Downs The parable of the prodigal son in Luke is a much loved and discussed teaching of Christ Jesus, and every time it’s included in the weekly lesson, I find some new aspect or inspiration about it. Kim Shippey wrote an article for the November 18, 2002, Christian Science Sentinel, which introduced a marvelous little book, The Return of the Prodigal Son, by Father Henri Nouwen. In his book, Father Nouwen tells how he Continue Reading

Thoughts for Beginners

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Paul Hannesson, Committee on Publication for New York, posted these thoughts from a friend and fellow seeker of Truth, Violet Snow. A guest post written by Violet Snow If, like me, you didn’t grow up in Christian Science but came to it on your own, you might feel confused by some of what you read. In the past year and a half, as I try to grasp these new and wonderful but challenging ideas, The Sentinel articles have been enormously Continue Reading