Christian Science and “prosperity gospel teachings” are poles apart!

Evan Mehlenbacher’s lecture “Living in abundance” is a great talk to watch for anyone who has ever confused the God-centred Christian Science approach to healing problems with “supply” to the “me-centred” attitudes of the “prosperity gospels”.  The video is an hour-long Christian Science lecture on facing down all kinds of problems, including financial problems, through a prayerful understanding of God’s all-loving nature, and it is all good stuff!  If you only have a few minutes to spare, however, and are curious to understand why Christian Science isn’t a prosperity gospel approach to problem-solving, scroll forward to 38 minutes into the lecture.

Thanks for a great talk, Evan!

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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One Comment on “Christian Science and “prosperity gospel teachings” are poles apart!”

  1. May 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Thank you! You are welcome.

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