Essays

This page is where I’ll be posting links to writings other than the three Volumes of First Lessons in Christian Science, found under the headings the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the Lord’s Prayer.

For questions and answers on basic Christian Science, go to the Q&A page.

“How I Told My Kids the Truth about Santa without robbing them of the Joy of Christmas”

Completion of book selections

“Introducing Children to the Concept of God”

What Mary Baker Eddy Writes about Teaching Children

Teaching Children about the Golden Rule

Introduction to Teaching the Beatitudes to Children

The Beatitudes for Young Children

Beatitudes – Mini-Poster

Blessed are the poor in spirit – A Christian Science Perspective

Teaching Children about Angels

Teaching Children about the 23rd Psalm

Becoming a Living Monument to the Ten Commandments

Teaching Children the Ten Commandments

The First Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective
[Includes sections: Christian Science is Monotheistic; Basic Definition of ‘Other gods’; Who is ‘me’?; ‘Other gods’ and how they affect us; Disobedience to the First Commandment; Obeying the First Commandment’

Teaching Children the First Commandment

The Second Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part One
[Includes sections:  Anthropomorphism; Idolatry; The ‘Graven Images’ of False Concepts]

The Second Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Two
[Includes section: Worshiping God Spiritually]

Teaching Children the Second Commandment

The Third Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective

Teaching Children the Third Commandment

The Fourth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part One
[Includes sections: Which Kind of Sabbath Should we Remember?; Historical Background; The Sabbath Falls Victim to Abuse; Jesus and the Sabbath Day; The Sabbath and the Early Christian Church; The Pendulum Swings Back and Forth]

The Fourth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Two
[Includes sections:  Exploring the Meaning of the Fourth Commandment in the Light of Christian Science; Church Attendance; The Coincidence of the Fourth Commandment and ‘Principle’ (one of the names for God used in Christian Science)]

Teaching Children the Fourth Commandment

The Fifth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part One
[Includes sections:  Biblical Background; Jesus and the Fifth Commandment; Jesus Visits Jerusalem at Passover; The Wedding at Cana]

The Fifth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Two
[Includes sections:  Jesus Honors True Kinship; The Hypocrisy of Corban; Jesus and Mary at the Cross; Jesus and His Father]

The Fifth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Three
[Includes sections:  Moral Obedience to the Fifth Commandment; Honoring our Father-Mother God; Teaching the Fifth Commandment in Sunday School]

Teaching Children the Fifth Commandment

The Sixth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part One
[Includes sections:  Biblical Background; Jesus and the Sixth Commandment]

The Sixth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Two
[Includes sections:  Christian Science and the Sixth Commandment; What Does Christian Science Bring to the Understanding of the Sixth Commandment That is Unique: Does God Cause Death?; What is Death According to the Teachings of Christian Science?]

The Sixth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Three
[Includes sections:  What does Christian Science Teach About the Faulty Mortal Thinking or Sinful Qualities of Thought, That Tempt Men to Kill: What are Mary Baker Eddy’s Teachings on Suicide?; What are Mary Baker Eddy’s Teachings on War, Peace, and National Defense?]

Teaching Children the Sixth Commandment

The Seventh Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part One
[Includes sections:  Biblical Background; Covenant with God; Betrothals and Adultery; Jesus and the Seventh Commandment]

The Seventh Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Two
[Includes section:  Early Christianity and the Seventh Commandment]

The Seventh Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Three
[Includes sections:  Christian Science and the Seventh Commandment; The Moral Demand of the Seventh Commandment; Meeting the Moral Demands; Christian Science and Marriage]

The Seventh Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective, Part Four
[Includes section:  Dealing With the Temptation of Adultery]

Teaching Children the Seventh Commandment

The Eighth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective
[Includes sections:  Biblical Background; Jesus and the Eighth Commandment; Christian Science and the Eighth Commandment]

Teaching Children the Eighth Commandment

The Ninth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective
[Includes sections:  Biblical Background; The Ninth Commandment and the New Testament; Christian Science and the Ninth Commandment; Lies of the ‘Serpent’; Living the Christ, Truth; Judging Others; Spiritual Sense versus Physical Senses]

The Tenth Commandment – A Christian Science Perspective
[Includes sections:  Biblical Background; Jesus and the New Testament; Christian Science and the Tenth Commandment; Envy; Greed; Lust; Wrong Desires]

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