No-one requested or wanted a lockdown, much less the coronavirus context for it. But as we do our duty as citizens, keeping as many as we can safe from harm, this can be a time to nurture our interests, improve latent skills, and explore new ideas. In the spirit of the latter, I offer these two talks I was privileged to deliver on four continents during my three year stint as a Christian Science lecturer (2014-2016). They are each a little over one hour in length.
At the heart of the first of these two talks, “Prayer that transforms us,” is the simple message that God loves you, and that understanding and experiencing this divine Love can bring transformation and healing.
The second of the talks, “Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy: 150 years of practical spirituality,” looks at the life and ideas of Mary Baker Eddy, the woman whose ideas enabled me to discern that spiritual message of God’s healing presence and power in a Bible that I had previously turned my back on but have now learned to love.
I hope you find these ideas thought-provoking … and even healing.
If you want free access a more constructive form of coronavirus news coverage and some more resources for praying in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact, please click through to the following free materials.
- Christian Science Monitor journalism providing stories that go beyond the course of the illness providing coronavirus coverage that goes beyond the course of the illness to calmly examine how the world is responding, and what that says about our humanity, our responsibility, and our interconnectedness.
- A healing response to coronavirus fears free articles and podcasts (free access) from JSH-online, home of the Christian Science Sentinel, Journal, and Herald.
- Praying about world issues a compendium of written, audio, and video resources
Like so many around the world, my wife and I are in lockdown in our home on the Surrey edge of Greater London. We wish you and yours well during these testing times.