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Why do Christian Scientists sometimes mute commercials?

QUESTION: When I watch TV with my grandma, she always mutes all the ads for medication. I mean, it’s a cute grandma thing, but really, what’s the big deal? Tad

Asking God for answers

Dear Inge, The bruises from the car accident have barely faded. And now this—news of your friend’s sudden passing? It’s been a long year. Trying to find your place in

Why can’t we perform miracles like walking on water?

QUESTION: Why can’t we perform miracles like walking on water? Is Christian Science just limited to physical healing? Rosalie Dunbar says: There are all kinds of healings—not all of them

Is it strange that people would go every year to the same Christian Science association?

QUESTION: It seems strange that people would go every year to the same Christian Science association (a meeting of individuals who took Christian Science class instruction from a particular Christian

Letting go

Many? Most? All? of us at one time or another have struggled with negative thoughts that cloud our days and hound us through the nights. We study and pray, study

How can I tell the difference between resistance to calling a practitioner for help and a desire to pray about an issue on my own?

Phil Davis says: One of the beautiful benefits of prayer in Christian Science is gaining spiritual discernment—the ability to know where to go, how to go, and if you should

It seems like to become a practitioner you can’t have a sense of humor anymore. Jesus didn’t crack jokes. How can I be a healer but still be able to joke around with my friends?

Kate Dearborn says: I think Jesus did joke. He certainly made ironic statements. Keep in mind, though, that his humor was particular to the times in which he lived. For

Andrew Brewis: Don’t Be Afraid

The Backstory Andrew hails from England and is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He has been a professional pianist, singer, songwriter, teacher and cabaret artist