From the Circle of Faith blog: by Brian Talcott, CSB Have you wondered what is the true high goal of ecumenical dialogue? It is to heal the hatred, conflict and division within the Church Christ Jesus founded. Because healing is at the center of this global effort, certainly there is a place for Christian Scientists—since(…)
The Faith and Ecumenical Discussion Group holds an informative conference call on the first Sunday evening of the month at 7:30, hosted by co-coordinators Brian Talcott and Marilyn McPherson. We share our questions and experiences and learn of new activities happening in various ecumenical and interfaith groups in the area. An important development is the(…)
Several members of the Church Alive community participated in this year’s Burning Man event in Nevada over Labor Day. Anna Lisa Kronman writes up a beautiful post about her experience of learning about a deeper meaning of “church”. She writes: A unique element of Burning Man is its gift-based, rather than consumer-based economy…. Everyone that(…)
By Jason Marsh I was struck by this video from the Pope, which touches on a theme dear to my heart: focusing on ideology over Love. It got me thinking about our churches and our services. What ideology may be pushing people away from our churches? Here’s a few ideas: – King James Version (old(…)
Michael Davis, Historian and Researcher from the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, answers question about The Church Manual and Mary Baker Eddy. He dispels some myths regarding church membership and bylaws governing branch church relationships.
John Best-Jarvis and Kristen Wakefield discuss an example of the work of the “Prayer Warriors” work at the downtown Sacramento Christian Science Reading Room. This is a short excerpt of the breakout session on Reading Rooms as Community Embrace
As part of the New Shoots topic of the Northern California Church Alive Summit, Alison Osborne, Kendall McMurray, and Eric Pagett, CS, discuss church from the Youth Perspective. They present a video gathering perspectives from around the country.