Culture & Values Archives


Science worship: Dr. Fauci and Mrs. Eddy

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

The magical mantra of our times, “It’s science,” echoes endlessly in the public arena these days. Both sides in the debate over climate change use it. Both sides in the fight over how to stem the coronavirus use it. (more…)

It all starts with ‘true truth’

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

The great Francis Schaeffer coined the term “true truth” to describe that which simply is, always has been, and always will be, whether we like it or not. What a contrast to CS with its variable truth, simultaneously connoting one thing AND its opposite, depending how one looks at it. (more…)

Assessing Mrs. Eddy’s legacy

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

“Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Scientist and Persister” was the title of a laudatory piece on the influential website Real Clear Politics, published March 16, 2020, as part of a Women’s History Month series recognizing notable speeches by women. (more…)

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…)

Changing times in old St. Louis

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

If you are interested in Principia, you will be interested in this remarkable document.   (more…)

Mrs. Eddy’s Children, 100 Years On

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

As a newer follower of Jesus, I struggled with seeing objectively into my own mental landscape and life experience as Christian Science had shaped them. I felt the need to do this for two reasons. Stepping away from long-familiar thought patterns (more…)

“How spiritual are we?”

Monday, October 12th, 2009

So asks the cover of Parade magazine, Oct. 4 issue, with a big article about their poll of over 1000 Americans. The survey’s key finding that “spirituality” is gaining as religion recedes might be okay with Christian Scientists, (more…)

Want to fireproof your marriage?

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

In the new movie “Fireproof,” Caleb is a fire captain and Katherine is PR director for a hospital. Their marriage is crashing after seven years. Whose fault is it? (more…)