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FAQ: Site Content and Features


JournalSentinel, & Herald Print Issues

What print content is available as part of a JSH-Online subscription?

  • The Christian Science Journal, all of the latest print issues published monthly.
  • Christian Science Sentinel, all of the latest print issues published weekly.
  • The Herald of Christian Science, all of the latest print issues published monthly in German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • The full archive of JournalSentinel, and Herald print issues from 1883 – today, over 250,000 articles and testimonies of healing.
  • Search for print articles by author, title, type, or date, or by any word in the full text of every article.
  • View each issue and article in their original print format by clicking “View this issue” on each print issue Table of Contents page or by clicking the “open magazine” icon on each article page.
  • Download full print issues published within the last 90 days: Color PDF, Print-Friendly PDF, ePub Format (iBooks), or mobi Format (Kindle)

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Journal and Sentinel Audio Editions

How do I listen to the audio?

  • Articles that have been printed in the Journal and Sentinel since January 2013 have audio.
  • When looking at any of these articles, click on the headphones icon, or on the “Listen” button at the top or bottom of the page.

How do I download article audio, and can I send it to iTunes?

  • When you click on the “Listen” button, the audio player includes a button that reads “Download MP3”. Click this button.
  • If the audio opens in a new browser window but does not download to your computer, you will need to right-click the button and select “Download linked file” or “Save link as”. Save the MP3 file to your desktop.
  • Once you have downloaded the audio, you can import it into iTunes by opening iTunes and clicking File → Add to Library and selecting the audio file. You can also drag-and-drop the file from your desktop into iTunes.

What is the process for recording article audio?

  • If you have an article published in the print Journal or Sentinel you will be contacted by the CSPS audio team and asked to record your piece. Often you can record it straight to your smartphone, or call in on a land line. The team will walk you through the process.
  • If you are uncomfortable with recording your article or unavailable to record within the available time window, the article will be read and recorded by one of the in-house readers.

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Sentinel & Herald Radio

What Sentinel and Herald Radio programs are available on JSH-Online?

  • With a JSH-Online.com subscription, you have access to the full archive of over 2,000 Sentinel Radio and Herald Radio programs.
  • Herald Radio is available in German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • Listen to, search, and freely share your favorite radio programs. Browse through them by year, or search by title, guest name, date, or keyword using the JSH-Online Search.
  • Weekly Sentinel Radio programs and Heraldo (Spanish) Radio programs selected from the archive continue to be rebroadcast throughout the United States and various parts of the world. Visit the Sentinel Radio and Heraldo Radio pages to learn more and listen to these weekly rebroadcasts.
  • Listeners can also purchase and download recent Sentinel Radio programs in the CSPS Download Store.

How can I find out information about a Sentinel Radio program I just heard?

  • Each week, the weekly Sentinel Radio rebroadcast is posted on JSH-Online, on the Sentinel Radio Edition page. This page is accessible by clicking on “Sentinel Radio Edition”, found under the “Audio” drop-down menu from the Sentinel homepage. The currently-running rebroadcast is featured here, upcoming programs are listed here, and a list of all of the year’s rebroadcasts to date are also available.
  • You can also find any of the programs by searching JSH-Online. All Sentinel Radio programs are part of the JSH-Online archive, and are searchable by title and by guests. Like all JSH-Online content, these audio programs can be shared or bookmarked for future use. To purchase a downloadable MP3 of this month’s programs, visit the CSPS Download Store.

Are there full-text transcriptions of the audio content on JSH-Online?

  • No. At this time, the audio content on JSH-Online has not been transcribed beyond title, guest name, date, introduction, and description. This information is included with each audio podcast, chat, or program.
  • Radio and other audio programs that have previously been transcribed and published in the print periodicals are available in the JSH-Online database.

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Sentinel Audio Chats

What are Sentinel audio chats?

  • The Sentinel audio chats are recorded and streamed live on JSH-Online each Tuesday afternoon (Eastern Time).
  • The chat host along with a weekly guest, a Christian Science healer, take questions on a weekly topic and in response share uplifting thoughts and examples. On occasion, special chats are scheduled at alternate times. Visit the Sentinel audio chat page to listen to past chats and preview upcoming chats.

How do I submit a question to be answered during the next/current live chat?

  • Questions can be submitted during the live chat and 24 hours prior to the start time.
  • An online form is made available on the landing page for each individual chat the day before the scheduled start time.

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Audio Podcasts

What are the audio podcasts on JSH-Online?

  • Audio Podcasts are short topical audio programs available only on JSH-Online published weekly and monthly by the Journal and Sentinel.
  • Audio Podcasts can be streamed online and are available for download by subscribers within 90 days of the program's publish date.
  • The very latest podcasts can be heard on the JSH Audio page. To listen to past audio podcasts, visit the Journal audio podcast page and the Sentinel audio podcast page.

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Blogs

What are the blogs on JSH-Online?

  • The blogs on JSH-Online are articles published online typically dealing with a common theme. Some of these blogs are later republished in the print periodicals. These articles are typically shorter pieces than what you’d find in print.
  • The Journal and Sentinel each publish several blogs. You can view Journal blogs here; click here to see blogs from the Sentinel. At this time, there are no Herald blogs.

I want to submit a blog entry. What do I do?

  • Submitting a blog is done through the same process as submitting an article for the print issues. Click the “Submit” button in the footer section of JSH-Online and fill out the online submission form. Feel free to write notes in the “Author Comments” section of the submission form, letting us know that you would like your submission to be specifically considered for a blog entry.

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Web Original Articles

What is a Web Original articles?

  • Web Original articles are articles that are first published online, or are “original” to, the Web. These JSH-Online web-first articles go through the same editorial selection process as articles from print issues.
  • Many Web Original articles are later republished in print issues. When this happens, the online rendering of the print issue will house the article, which will still have a “Web Original” tag to mark its source.
  • Web Originals can be accessed through the JournalSentinel, and Herald homepages. Click here for Journal and for Sentinel Web Originals. (For Herald Web Originals, click here, then choose the drop-down menu for your language of choice and click “Web Original” in that language.)

I found an article with a date that does not correspond with a print issue. What issue is this from?

  • If the date does not correspond to any of the print issues, the article may be a Web Original. By their nature as web-only articles, they can be published any day of the week.
  • If you believe there is an error, please let us know by using the Article Feedback form on the right-hand sidebar of each article page.

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The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing

What is The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing?

  • The Daily News Briefing is a daily (Monday through Friday) digest of the most relevant Monitor news stories.
  • It offers a lens into the Monitor’s editorial thinking. It shows what the editor’s view is regarding world issues that need our prayerful support.
  • It features an introduction into the day’s news from the Editor, and includes abridged versions of the most important articles, the daily Monitor editorial, and the daily “Christian Science perspective.”
  • The PDF of each issue is available and can be downloaded for 90 days.
  • JSH-Online subscribers receive an early morning email with a link directly to the current Daily News Briefing.

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Collections

How do I submit an idea for a new Collection?

We'd love to have you share your ideas on what articles and testimonies would make a useful collection. Both subscribers and non-subscribers can submit collection ideas.

  • First, browse and search the site to find articles and testimonies to include with your submission.
  • Create a list of your selections and note the title and URL of each piece. Be sure to save your list in a file or email you can reference later and copy/paste from.
  • When you are ready to submit, please use the online Collections submission form. A “submit” link is also available in the footer of every page.

I have a collection/pamphlet that was published by The Christian Science Publishing Society, and I cannot find it online. Can I share it with you?

  • When preparing the Collections, an attempt was made to gather together every known pamphlet published by The Christian Science Publishing Society. However, it is possible that you may know of, or own, a pamphlet that was somehow missed. If so, please share with us the name of the pamphlet and we will investigate adding it to the archive. For a pamphlet to be made available on JSH-Online, it must have been published by The Christian Science Publishing Society.

Is it possible that the text from the original article is different from the text printed in the pamphlet?

  • Yes, this is possible. From time to time, articles were edited when they were reprinted in a pamphlet, anthology, or special series. As users alert us to these differences, JSH-Online will note the changes as a footnote to the original article.
  • Several printed Collections have been made into audio products, and these recordings have been linked to the corresponding JSH-Online articles, whenever possible. Occasionally, the audio of articles may not exactly match the text found in the JSH-Online archive.
  • While the majority of pamphlet articles came from the JournalSentinel, or Heralds, some pamphlet articles were first printed elsewhere, such as the Monitor. We are in the process of making these articles available to you on JSH-Online. These newly-added articles will have two publication dates listed: the original publication date and the date on which they were added to the online archive (i.e. November 1, 2013). Click here for an example.

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Online Journal Directory

Is the Journal Directory available on JSH-Online?

  • Yes. The Journal Directory search tool is available on JSH-Online, and is free to use with or without a subscription. The blue Journal Directory widget can be found on the right side of every page on JSH-Online
  • The directory includes the most current listing information for:
    • Christian Science Practitioners and Teachers
    • Christian Science Churches and Societies
    • Christian Science Reading Rooms
    • Christian Science Nurses
    • Christian Science Nursing Facilities
    • Christian Science College and University Organizations
    • Committees on Publication
    • Military Chaplains

Are old Journal Directories available on the site?

  • Yes. Under the “Issues” tab on the Journal site, choose the year you would like a directory for. After clicking on the year, you will see a box that says “Index and Directory Download”. Hover over this box and click “Directory PDF” to download the directory.

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eBibleLesson Express

What is eBibleLesson Express?

  • eBibleLesson Express provides immediate and easy access to the current week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson.
  • eBibleLesson Express features the ability to reference the full-text of the Bible Lesson online. It cannot be printed, copied or pasted, or downloaded
  • The feature allows subscribers to listen to a continuous audio loop of the current Bible Lesson.
  • Subscribers can access citations in-context by clicking on any citation.
  • eBibleLesson Express provides some, but not all of the functionality of eBibleLesson. To print, copy/paste, or download the Bible Lesson, or future Bible Lessons in different eBook and audio formats, please consider subscribing to eBibleLesson.

Are the eBibleLesson and MyBibleLesson included in the JSH-Online subscription?

  • No. Although the eBibleLesson Express feature is included with a JSHOnline subscription, the full eBibleLesson and MyBibleLesson publications will still be maintained as separate online subscriptions.
  • For a comparison of features between eBibleLesson Express and eBibleLesson visit: http://jsh.christianscience.com/ebiblelesson-express

Sometimes I can’t find eBibleLesson Express. Where is it?

  • eBibleLesson Express should be available to subscribers in the right-hand sidebar of every page on JSH-Online.
  • If eBibleLesson Express is not appearing, please double check to make sure you are logged in. If you are, try refreshing the page.

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Concord Express

Do you have to own or subscribe to Concord to be able to use the Concord Express feature?

  • No. Concord Express is an integral feature of JSH-Online which is included with your JSH-Online subscription.

What is Concord Express, and what does it do?

  • Concord Express is an easy way to search or access the King James Version of the Bible and writings of Mary Baker Eddy directly on JSH-Online.
  • Quotes from the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings are linked to Concord Express directly from Journal and Sentinel articles, to help take you back to the original source of a quote.
  • Concord Express also features a continuous audio stream of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
  • The Concord Express search widget is available on the right-hand sidebar of every JSH-Online page.
  • Watch the below Quick Tips Tutorial Video to learn about the features of Concord Express.

I found a citation in a Journal or Sentinel article that wasn’t linked to Concord Express—why not?

  • Sometimes a citation will refer to early editions for which the page and line numbers do not correspond to the current edition of the books available in Concord. For this reason, there are no links for quotes from Science and Health prior to June 1911, no links to Mrs. Eddy’s other books until January 1915, and no links to the Hymnal until 1933.
  • If you see a citation where you think a link could be made, please alert us by using the Article Feedback sidebar widget found on every article page.
  • Because Concord is only available in English, it is not possible to link non-English quotes in the Heralds to Concord Express.

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Email Newsletters & Notifications

What Email newsletters and notifications can I subscribe to?

  • JournalSentinel, and Herald Issue Announcements: Weekly and monthly emails notifying you that the most recent issues are now available to read online.
  • Daily Thought: A daily email featuring an inspirational quote from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy or the Bible. These are selected from the current week's Bible Lesson.
  • JSH-Online Tip of the Week: A weekly email that includes important tips about using JSH-Online, as well as a featured article.
  • Monitor Daily News Briefing: A daily email (Monday - Friday) providing access to the day's Monitor Daily News Briefing. The Daily News Briefing includes the editor's perspective on the day’s news events, top stories and headlines, along with the Monitor’s daily article on Christian Science.
  • Blog and Audio Podcast Notifications: Regular emails notifying users when new blog and audio content is posted to JSH-Online.

How do I subscribe and unsubscribe to email newsletters?

  • You can manage all of your email notifications using the “Notifications and Newsletters” page under My Account. To access “Notifications and Newsletters”, click on “my account” on the top navigation bar, found above the search bar at the top right of any page on JSH-Online, then click on “Manage Email Notifications” in the right-hand column.
  • Then look through the “Newsletters” column on the right side of the page, and find the newsletter you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe to. Click the appropriate button.
  • To unsubscribe from any JSH-Online newsletter you can also click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email, and follow the instructions.

What does it mean to "follow" content? How do I do it?

  • When you follow a blog or podcast on JSH-Online, you will receive email notifications when there is a new blog post or podcast added to the site.
  • To follow content, log in to JSH-Online and go to “my account,” then click “Manage Email Notifications” in the Settings panel.
  • From there, you will see a list of Journal and Sentinel blogs and podcasts with a blue “Follow” button for each listing.
  • Click “Follow” for the content you want to stay informed about. A second click will allow you to “Unfollow” a blog or podcast.

I am not receiving my newsletters, even though I’m subscribed. Why?

  • It could be that the newsletters are going to your spam folder. Check there for past emails, and add the following email addresses to your “Approved Senders” list:
    • dailythought@jsh-online.com
    • csmonitor-dnb@jsh-online.com
    • weeklyupdate@jsh-online.com
    • csjournal@jsh-online.com
    • cssentinel@jsh-online.com
    • csherald@jsh-online.com
  • If you have the new Gmail inbox format, with tabs that include “Promotions” and “Social,” it could be that the newsletters are being sent to the “Promotions” tab. Check there. You can learn more about Gmail tabs on the Google help site.
  • If neither of these solutions work, please contact us.

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The “Like” Button

What is the "Like" button?

  • The “Like” button allows users to share with the author and other users that they’ve enjoyed or found helpful an article, blog, or podcast. Clicking the “Like” button registers a “like” for that particular piece. A small number next to the button shows how many other people also clicked the “Like” button for that piece.

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Sharing by Email, Facebook, & Twitter

How can I share articles with friends and family?

  • On nearly every article, blog and podcast, there are email, facebook, and twitter icons which will assist you in sharing any article.
  • Only by using these simple icons can you share a web URL that does not require a subscription.
  • Watch the below Quick Tips Tutorial Video and learn how to share content with non-subscribers via e-mail or on Facebook and Twitter.

How do I share by email?

  • Step 1) Log in to JSH-Online to access subscriber only content.
  • Step 2) Click the email sharing icon ( ) located at the top and bottom of each article, blog, and podcast page.
    • Desktop and tablet users will be presented with the email share pop-up form (continue with steps 3-7 below). Smartphone users will be directed to the email application native to their device.
  • Step 3) Enter the “To” email address. Separate multiple addresses with commas. There is a limit of 10 recipients per email.
  • Step 4) The “From” address will pre-populate with the email address stored with your account. A courtesy copy of the message will be sent to this address as well.
    • Non-subscribers sharing publicly accessible content are required to enter a valid “From” address.
  • Step 5) Add a custom message to the email. There is a limit of 300 characters per message.
  • Step 6) Click “Send” to share the article, blog, or podcast.
    • Non-subscribers and logged out users are required to enter Google ReCaptcha text before sharing. This verification step helps us prevent computer scripts/bots from using the form to send out spam. We highly recommend logging in first to skip this step and to make sharing by email even easier.

I shared an article with a friend, but when they clicked on the link it said they needed to log in to read the article. Why did this happen?

  • When sharing content, please use the three sharing icons that appear in the gray bar below the title information. These icons allow you to share by email, Facebook, and Twitter and will grant full access to the content shared.
  • Do not copy the URL out of the browser and paste it into an email – this URL links to the subscriber side of the site. To be sure you have the right URL, use the share icons and make sure the word “shared” is in the URL

Does JSH-Online track or collect the email addresses that I share to?

  • No. We do not collect or track the email addresses that subscribers share to.

Can I import my email contacts to make it easier to share?

  • With our current share format, you cannot import your contacts.

Is there a character limit for the message I write to go along with the link in the email share feature?

  • Yes, you are limited to 300 characters.
  • If one of the icons on the bottom works, and you can “Send this email with different services,” then it is possible to send an email without a character limit using that service.

Can I share content to a friend’s Facebook wall as well as on my own?

  • Yes. When you click the Facebook share button, Facebook gives you a dropdown menu where you can choose a few options like “Share on your own timeline”, “Share on a friend’s timeline”, and “Send in a private message.”

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Bookmarking

How does bookmarking work?

  • The bookmarking feature enables you to easily bookmark your favorite articles and retrieve them later in your personal bookmark file.
  • Watch the below Quick Tips Tutorial Video on how to bookmark content and create bookmark folders.

How do I bookmark?

  • Click on the bookmark icon [   ] on the article page, or any search page.
  • When you click the icon, it will turn blue. A pop-up box will indicate that the bookmark has been saved and gives you the option to add a descriptive note to the bookmark.

How do I place bookmarks into folders?

  • When you bookmark content, click “View folder options” in the pop-up box. Choose a folder from the list, and click “OK”.
    • To create a new folder, enter a folder name in the field that says “Type new folder name,” then click “Add folder”. Click “OK” to save changes.
  • You can also add and edit folders from the gray sidebar on the “My bookmarks” page.

Can I place a bookmark into more than one folder?

  • Yes. You can select multiple folders.

How do I use the bookmarks filter?

  • At the top of the “My bookmarks” page, a text box says “Filter by Title, Author, or Notes”. Enter the title or author of a piece you have bookmarked. The page will display only those bookmarks that match the exact filter terms.
  • To return to the full bookmark list, click “Clear filter”.

How do I find my bookmarks?

  • Navigate to your bookmarks from the “my bookmarks” link at the top right of the website. You can view, organize, and delete bookmarks and folders from this page.

I don’t see the author bylines on my existing bookmarks. How can I get them to display?

  • The updates to the bookmarking feature did not import the author name from content bookmarked prior to the update on April 2, 2014. To get your bookmarks to display author, you will need to re-bookmark these items.
  • To do this, please navigate to the bookmark you would like to update. Click the bookmark icon, and then remove the bookmark. After the bookmark has been removed, you need to refresh the article page. Then you can add the bookmark again, and optionally add notes or place the bookmark in a folder.

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Sending comments & Keyword tags

What can I do if I want to share my thoughts about an article I just read?

  • The Journal, Sentinel, and Herald editors would love to hear any feedback that you have to share. At the bottom of every article page, you will find a form that allows you to share your thoughts about the article with the editors.
  • Please note that comments about the Journal or Sentinel will be considered for publication in the Letters pages of those magazines, unless you request otherwise by selecting the appropriate checkbox on the “Send a comment” form. Unless your comments are published in this way, they will not be publicly visible.
  • By submitting a comment, you are agreeing to the Terms of Service.

What if I want to share my comment with readers beyond the Editors?

  • If you would like to share a comment in a more public way, we recommend using the share buttons on the article (for email, Facebook, or Twitter). To learn more, see the Sharing FAQ section.

What are Keyword tags?

  • Keyword tags are added by JSH-Online subscribers to help identify themes or ideas a regular search may not return. For example, if an article had been written about a healing during a baseball game, the word "sports" may never be mentioned in the article. However, by adding sports as a Keyword, the next person searching for sports will be able to find this article.
  • By clicking on a Keyword, you can see other articles that have been tagged with that Keyword. Here is one example in the Sentinel, under the Keyword "heaven".

How do I add Keyword tags?

  • To add a Keyword, scroll to the bottom of an article. You'll see "Keywords" and a button that says "Add". Click "Add" and enter your Keyword or phrase, then press "Submit". These words or phrases should be entered one at a time, not strung together as a list with commas.

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