Ever wonder how misunderstandings get started or continue to be perpetuated? In his recent espionage novel, “The Tourist,” author Olen Steinhauer has presented a view of Christian Science that regrettably feeds existing misperceptions and even creates new ones. Since it is a New York Times best-seller and the film rights have been purchased by actor […]
In the official fall 2010 newsletter to parents and families of WSU students is a list of recommended books for parents. I can’t pass up noting that “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by Mary Baker Eddy, is featured front and center in the newsletter photo. Just three weeks ago, the BBC’s nightly […]
Dear R2: Thank you for commenting on my Oct. 5 blog post titled, “The importance of viewing ‘Christian’ and ‘Science’ together.” (Readers may wish to read R2-D2’s Nov. 21 comment to see all of the questions in full.) R2, I hope the following responses are helpful. Thanks so much for following my blog and writing […]
Like his previous thriller, “The Da Vinci Code,” Dan Brown’s current best seller takes the reader on a fascinating tour of architectural symbols, statuary and cryptic meaning. No longer centered in Rome or Paris, “The Lost Symbol” is all about the U.S. capitol in Washington D.C.
He’s been gone for almost half a century, still he has been mentioned in the local Seattle media at least a half dozen times in 2010 alone. The life of Roy Olmstead (1886-1966) is a compelling story since he is considered by some as one of the most romantic figures in Seattle’s history. It’s no […]
National Bible Week in the US is coming up–it begins this year on November 21. The goal is “to raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.” This goal was established when National Bible Week began in the midst of WWII […]
I found this newly published book, “America’s Four Gods”, fascinating and helpful. Authors Paul Froese and Christopher Bader provide compelling evidence that it is one’s perception of God that is most important in predicting a person’s morals, behavior and politics. The book addresses the current culture wars in America and concludes that a closer look […]
Christian Science. Putting these two words together is difficult for some to accept. After all, religion and science are considered two separate and distinct fields of study, and many feel there exists a significant gulf between them. This and other questions related to Christian Science were often discussed when I shared a small business with […]