Raised on North America’s Pacific Rim in Portland, Oregon, Bruce has long been aware of the need to bridge the cultural divides between West and East. For two years early in his career, he taught philosophy and religion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following completion of course work for a master’s degree in philosophy, and after taking a course-changing class in Christian Science healing, he received, as he puts it, “an almost visual answer to prayer leading me to return to my hometown, returning to the tall grass ‘in the field.’” After returning to Portland, Bruce began advertising as a Christian Science practitioner in 1974, and became a teacher of Christian Science 11 years later. He has traveled extensively in the US, Africa, and Asia as a Christian Science lecturer, and served ten years as Committee on Publication for Oregon. He lives with his wife Cindy in downtown Portland.
What Is Christian Science?
Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined Christian Science as “the law of God, the law of good . . . ” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). She’d learned that God is infinite Love, and completely good. A clear glimpse of this through prayer has power to heal and transform anyone.
Mary Baker Eddy was a lifelong student of the Bible. And she’d always wanted to find solutions to human suffering. When she was critically injured in 1866, she turned to God with her whole heart. While reading accounts of Jesus’ swift, powerful healings, she experienced a new sense of God. She saw that God, Spirit, is the only reality. And she was completely healed. She wanted to understand what happened, so she studied the Bible and found universal and dependable laws of God. These laws are the foundation of Christian Science.
Since then many people have been healed and redeemed as they learn about their relationship to God through this reliable Science of Christianity. Read more here