Articles by Dave Petteys

Consolation, desolation, and healing

Friday, April 24th, 2020

What is true healing? What’s really our goal in seeking God? These questions have arisen for me, a former Christian Scientist, as I’m going through an advanced prayer course with fellow Catholics. (more…)

Marriage tragically misunderstood

Monday, December 31st, 2018

(With research by John Andrews) “Male and female created He them, [equally] in the image of God,” we read in Genesis. Yet Christian Science, in both its doctrine and its culture, tends to privilege the woman (see SH 533 and many other passages), even to the point of encouraging a wife’s refusal of sexual intimacy to her husband. (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…)

Seeking and finding God

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

A young man I know lost his dad who died in a Christian Science care facility even though the practitioners were working overtime. This destroyed his faith. (more…)

Don’t miss Easter’s real meaning

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

For me on this holy weekend, the contrast couldn’t be more stark between our Catholic parish’s moving Easter Vigil liturgy and what I remember of Easter as a Christian Scientist. Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, suffered on the cross and rose from the dead to redeem us (more…)

When we misunderstand the sexes

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

A friend of ours recently said, “When you stop reading the Bible, all kinds of things start happening.” This is certainly true for the Christian Science church. Six years ago when my daughter was attending Principia College, (more…)