Articles by Silas

Warning: Gender is a propaganda term

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

A person’s sex, male or female, is a bodily fact—a matter of DNA, chromosomes, and plumbing. Whereas a person’s gender (Facebook says there at least 58 different ones) is a mental construct. There’s a huge difference between the two ideas—revolutionary in fact. (more…)

Lessons of one eventful day

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Yesterday was a day that seemed to serve up a constant reminder that I live in a broken world. As a former Christian Scientist, I process days like yesterday much differently now. (more…)

Hunger and obedience, lifelong

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Do you have a lifetime theme verse from the Bible? Reflecting on this is a way of seeing into your spiritual autobiography, the arc of what God is doing with your life story. Our pastor recently asked about mine, and I realized (more…)

Thinking doesn’t make it so

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” All of us who have studied daily from the Christian Science textbook can probably recognize those words from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (see Act 2, Sc. 2, line 255). They appear in Science and Health (more…)

MBE’s towering self-appraisal

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Who did Mary Baker Eddy think she was?  Who did she think Jesus was?  What was the Trinity to her?  What was the Bible’s authority to her?  What did she think was God’s plan (more…)