About Us

Encouraging Bible study through the lens of Christian Science
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Mission & Outreach

Biblos Foundation's mission is to encourage Bible study through the lens of Christian Science.

The Foundation carries out its mission through Bible research publications, audio/video study offerings, workshops, and educational programs, with the purpose of (1) advancing an inspired view of Scripture, based upon the religion of Christian Science, and (2) enriching public understanding and appreciation for that view.

To learn about Christian Science, visit this official page sponsored by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts: https://www.christianscience.com/what-is-christian-science)

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Name

The word “Biblos,” which in Greek means “book,” was selected to honor the Bible, the “Book of books” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, 441:31).

Logo

Ancient to Christianity, the fish symbol represents both Jesus and his followers. The master Christian told his disciples, "I will make you fishers of men" (Matt. 4:19).

The anchor is one of the oldest art symbols used to represent the cross. The Bible relates the anchor with hope: “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, . . .” (Heb. 6:19, 20). Mary Baker Eddy writes, “The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us;” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, 40:31-2).

Membership

Enhance your Bible study, today. Create a user account to obtain your FREE Basic Membership, which includes access to the weekly Digging Deeper Blog, multimedia, and more. To support your deeper study of the Scriptures, consider the benefits available through a Classic Membership ($50/YEAR) or a Premium Membership ($19.99/MONTH). Click the button below to learn more about these three levels of membership.

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Tours

Does the idea of international travel to the land of the Bible interest you?

Peruse our TOURS section of this website, and consider touring with Biblos Foundation on an unforgettable biblical journey. Explore the teachings and contributions of Christ Jesus, and other biblical pioneers, through the lens of Christian Science. We look forward to seeing you on our next tour!

Talks

Are you interested in attending or hosting a live talk with the President of Biblos Foundation, Kristy L. Christian, M.A.R.? Visit our TALKS section of this website to learn more.

View Upcoming Talks

Store

Shop our STORE, and enhance your library with Biblos Foundation books, audio, and study tools for adults and children. Don’t miss the Light of Prophecy collection, our newest publication Scriptural Healing, and our recently released album of music Harmony of Prayer!

Kristy L. Christian, M.A.R.

President

kchristian@biblosfoundation.org

636.220.4380

Employee Since: 2007

A class-taught Christian Scientist, and member of The Mother Church, Kristy is also an active member at her local Christian Science branch church.

Kristy graduated from Principia College with a B.A. in History/Secondary Education. After teaching high school, her professional interest turned to the field of Bible study and research. She earned her M.A. in Religion from Oklahoma City University.

Currently serving as President of Biblos, Kristy engages in research and writing for the Foundation. The Biblos Digging Deeper blog, Bible Notes, talks, videos, and eCourses are available through the foundation’s website. Kristy also leads group tours to sites of biblical significance. On location, she shares talks that support one’s understanding and appreciation for the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings.

Since 1990, Kristy has dedicated herself to sharing the Bible with others:

  • (2007-present) led over 30 tour groups in Israel.
  • (1992-present) led tour groups in Egypt, England, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey.
  • (1990-present) hosted Bible talks and workshops in the United States, Canada, and England.
  • (1997) traveled as an assistant on a Harvard Alumni Association cruise through the Arabian and Red Seas, visiting Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.
  • (1996) traveled to India where she and her sister Kathy Merrill gave over 25 hours of Bible talks.
  • taught Bible classes for Principia’s Lifelong Learning programs.

In addition, Kristy has authored/co-authored six books:

  • In Jesus’ Time
  • Moses and the Law
  • Paul and Early Christianity – Vol. I, Acts 1-9
  • Paul and Early Christianity – Vol. II, Acts 10-28
  • Sunday School Ideas
  • Mary Baker Eddy: “Under the Shadow of the Almighty.”

Ashley Ragnow

Director of Marketing

aragnow@biblosfoundation.org

Employee Since: 2014

Ashley is a class-taught Christian Scientist and a member of The Mother Church. She currently lives in Ballwin, Missouri, and she is a member of a local Christian Science branch church.

Ashley graduated from Principia College with a Major in Graphic Design and minors in Studio Art and Business Administration. Before joining Biblos, Ashley spent six years with a full-service commercial printing company. While traveling with Biblos to Israel and Turkey, in 2014, her focus on the Bible became prominent. As Director of Marketing at Biblos, Ashley has recently led our website migration and is currently developing illustrations for a Biblos children’s book of prayers, due to be released December of 2018.


Josh Henn

Director Membership & Multimedia

jhenn@biblosfoundation.org

636.220.1144

Employee Since: 2014

Josh is a lifelong Christian Scientist and a member of The Mother Church. He graduated from Principia College with a Major in Mass Communications. He currently lives in Ballwin, Missouri. He is the full-time soloist and a member at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Clarkson Valley, MO.

Josh Henn joined Biblos after 11 years in the IT staffing industry. While traveling with Biblos to Israel in April 2014, Josh’s interest in biblical studies emerged. This experience enriched his life and led him to join our Biblos team. In addition to supporting our membership, Josh edits our talks and videos and supports our multimedia efforts. Josh has recorded two albums with Biblos: Praise God with a Song (2016) and Harmony of Prayer (2017). A third album is due to be released November of 2018.


Alyssa Henn

Director of Website Content & Research Associate

ahenn@biblosfoundation.org

Employee Since: 2016

Alyssa is a class-taught Christian Scientist and a member of The Mother Church. She currently lives in Ballwin, Missouri, and she is a member of a local Christian Science branch church.

Alyssa graduated from Principia College with a B.A. in English/Secondary Education. She taught middle and high school English for seven years, and she served as a school administrator for nine years. During this period, she earned her M.A. in Educational Leadership and her Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership. Her love for the Bible grew while attending Biblos talks and touring with the Foundation to Greece, Israel, Italy, and Turkey. Presently, she supports Biblos with editing, writing, and research.