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FAQ: About the Site


JSH-Online Site Overview

What is JSH-Online?

  • JSH-Online is a website of the The Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston, Massachusetts designed to extend and promote the religion of Christian Science as taught by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and the author of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
  • JSH-Online is the official website of the Christian Science religious magazines: The Christian Science JournalChristian Science Sentinel, and The Herald of Christian Science.
  • JSH-Online is a monthly subscription website providing access to all of the current print and audio content published by the JournalSentinel, and Herald on your desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • JSH-Online is a searchable digital archive of all JournalSentinel, and Herald content beginning with the first issue of the Journal in 1883.
  • JSH-Online is an easy way to share Christian Science with your neighbors, friends, and family using integrated features for email, Facebook, and Twitter.

What are the key features of JSH-Online?

  • A single subscription that covers all content published by the Journal and Sentinel, the four print editions of the Herald in German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and the other 10 online editions of the Herald.
  • Journal, Sentinel, and Herald archive from 1883 – today, searchable by author, title, type, or date, or by any word in the full text of every article.
  • Sentinel Radio and El Heraldo Radio archives.
  • New podcasts and audio including the weekly Sentinel Live Audio Chats.
  • New blogs and articles from the JournalSentinel, and Herald.
  • Audio editions of all print Journal and Sentinel content from January 2013 - present
  • JSH Web-Radio, a single interface that makes it easier to go from track to track, and to listen to and download all of the latest JSH-Online audio available on the site.
  • Go-anywhere mobile access on your tablet, smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Sharing with others through the integrated email, Facebook, and Twitter features.
  • Bookmarking content, save and organize articles with personalized notes and folders.
  • Concord Express, access to the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s published writings via linked references in the JSH-Online archive and via a sidebar search feature available throughout the site.
  • eBibleLesson Express allows users to study the current week’s Bible Lesson by either reading online or listening to the streaming continuous audio.
  • The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing, a daily (Monday through Friday) digest of the most relevant Monitor news stories.
  • Collections, over 500 pamphlets, anthologies, and special editions are available to search, read, and browse.

Why is the site called JSH-Online?

  • JSH is an acronym for three Christian Science periodicals, the JournalSentinel, and Herald.
  • It is called JSH-Online because it represents the first online edition of these magazines. The website also includes other important features from the Christian Science Publishing Society.

How does subscribing support The Christian Science Publishing Society?

  • JSH-Online supports the continuing mission of the Publishing Society. A subscription to JSH-Online helps to underwrite that mission and further the Publishing Society’s ongoing efforts to achieve profitability and sustainability.

Does JSH-Online replace print periodicals?

  • No. Print editions of the Journal and Sentinel, as well as the four print editions of the Herald in German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, will continue to be available for subscription and home delivery, and individual issues may still be purchased in Christian Science Reading Rooms around the world.

Do you offer a separate subscription for Herald only?

  • Yes. For more information about Herald-Online, visit the Herald learn more page.
  • Herald-Online provides full access to the French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German Herald content on JSH-Online, but without access to Journal and Sentinel content.
  • Herald-Online is available with a print Herald subscription or as part of a JSH-Online subscription.

What languages are the Heralds available in?

  • Four monthly print and online magazines (German, French, Spanish and Portuguese) are available with a JSH-Online subscription or any Herald print subscription and ten online Heralds which are made available for free (see full list below).
  • Print Heralds:
    • Deutsch (German)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Français (French)
    • Português (Portuguese)
  • Online Heralds:
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)

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History of JSH-Online

What is the history of JSH-Online?

  • In April 2012, The Christian Science Publishing Society launched a new online home for The Christian Science JournalSentinel, and Herald — JSH-Online.

Is spirituality.com gone?

  • The spirituality.com domain name and trademark, “spirituality.com” will continue to be owned and used by The Christian Science Publishing Society.
  • Those who type the spirituality.com domain name into their browser or use a spirituality.com bookmark will automatically be redirected to jsh-online.com.

Is content from spirituality.com still available on JSH-Online?

  • Articles original to spirituality.com are now part of the searchable JSH-Online database. These articles are denoted by the words “originally appeared on spirituality.com” within each article’s attribution line.
  • The e-cards that used to be on spirituality.com are now available on christianscience.com.

Can we continue to promote spirituality.com in our Reading Room window displays?

  • Spirituality.com automatically redirects visitors to the JSH-Online homepage: jsh-online.com, which includes a sampling of free JournalSentinel, and Herald content. As you update your window displays, we encourage you to update the web address as well.

Will the links from our church’s website to spirituality.com continue to work?

  • As you update your church’s website, we suggest you double-check that links to any of the pages mentioned above are redirecting to pages you intend to connect with.

How was the digitization of the periodical content accomplished?

  • Every copy of the JournalSentinel, and Herald, was scanned using high-quality image scanners. The text of every article was digitized to make it available to read and search on JSH-Online. What happened? 
    • The 500,000 print pages of JournalSentinel, and Herald, were typed and converted into digital text.
    • The team at CSPS worked closely with outside experts to define rules that would be simple and yet flexible enough to deal with variations across 129 years of publishing.

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Social Media

Can I follow JSH-Online on social media?

  • Yes. JSH-Online has an active presence on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, which feature available content for non-subscribers. Anyone can visit these pages and follow us.

What are Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest?

  • Facebook is a popular social networking site where users can connect with others and share comments, photos, web links, and event invitations. Users have their own profile pages, and many businesses and organizations also have Facebook pages.
  • Twitter is a platform for sharing short messages, news updates, links, and pictures. Individual posts on Twitter, or “tweets,” cannot be longer than 140 characters.
  • Pinterest is a picture-sharing website where you can view a stream of images posted from around the Internet.

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Privacy & Legal Questions

Are there restrictions on how I can use content or what I can link to, print, and share?

  • The Christian Science Publishing Society owns the copyright for, or has acquired rights to use, the content on JSH-Online, but the website gives users extensive features that allow reading, viewing, streaming, downloading, printing, and sharing of the content.

Is my online privacy protected when I subscribe to JSH-Online?

  • JSH-Online does collect some personal information related to your subscription in order to provide an efficient user experience. JSH-Online does not provide this information to any third party for their marketing purposes without users’ express permission.
  • Please refer to the JSH-Online Privacy Policy for detailed information.

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Writing for the JournalSentinel, & Herald

How do I submit content to be published in the periodicals and online?

  • We'd love to have you share the experiences and healings that come about through your study and practice of Christian Science.
  • First, review the submission guidelines and/or testimony guidelines.
  • Once you’ve completed your draft, be sure to save an electronic copy of your manuscript for your own records
  • When you are ready to submit, please use the online submission form. A “submit” link is also available in the footer of every page.

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Publicly Available Content

What can I read or download if I do not subscribe?

Content to read online:

  • Non-subscribers can read anything shared with them by a JSH-Online subscriber through the integrated e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter features. Subscribers are encouraged to share content using these features.
  • Non-subscribers can view, read, and listen to content featured on the JSH-Online public homepage, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. A subscription is required in order to access any content from the archive which has not been shared or is not featured on the public homepage.

Content to download:

  • Limited audio content, featured weekly on the JSH-Online public homepage, is made available for download by all site visitors (subscribers and non-subscribers).
  • With the exception of audio featured on the public homepage, non-subscribers are not able to download content from JSH-Online.com.
  • Non-subscribers can purchase individual digital copies of the current JournalSentinel, and Herald issues from the CSPS Download Store (Available in audio, eBook, and PDF formats).

Are the Sentinel Live Audio Chats available to non-subscribers?

  • Yes. The Christian Science Sentinel live Audio Chats are available to non-subscribers. JSH-Online will continue to host the weekly live chats.
  • Full access to the replay of previous chats is included with the JSH-Online subscription.

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Link to us

Can anyone link to JSH-Online from their website?

Yes. The Link to Us page provides instructions on how to link to JSH-Online, Herald-Online, as well as the JSH Web-Radio page.

Can I make links to specific articles?

  • Yes. Please review the Permissions Page for directions on making “deep links” to JSH-Online content.
  • Note: Subscribers may maintain as many as five deep links to Content on JSH-Online without prior written permission. To request permission to post more than five deep links, please contact us at copyright@csps.com.

How do I link directly to the JSH-Online homepage and other features from the home screen on my mobile device?

  • Most mobile web browsers allow you to add “app-like” icons to your device’s home screen for quick and easy access to your favorite websites.
  • JSH-Online offers unique mobile home screen icons for Concord Express, eBibleLesson Express, Journal Directory, JSH Web-Radio, the JSH-Online homepage and the homepages for the Journal, Sentinel and Herald.
  •  Concord Express
  •  eBibleLesson Express
  •  Journal Directory
  •  JSH Web-Radio
  • The steps for adding a linked icon to your home screen depend on the device and the browser you are using. First, browse to the page you would like to link to.
    • On Apple’s iPad/iPhone default Safari browser, tap the share icon  and then select the “Add to Home Screen” option
    • On Android devices, open the browser’s “Menu” options. Depending on the browser, you may have an option to “Add shortcut to home” directly from the menu or you may first need to bookmark the page.
    • After bookmarking the page, navigate to your browser’s bookmarks via the “Menu” option, tap and hold the bookmark you would like to add to your home screen, and then select the add to home screen option.
    • You can also edit the name displayed below the icon when you save it to your device’s home screen.

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Contact us

How can I contact JSH-Online?