The next person to respond to my questions about their religion was my older brother, Chet. When I thought about having Christian Science as one of the religions in my search to understand World Faiths, Chet was naturally the first person who came to mind for me to ask for answers to these questions.
Chet is an incredible artist, lecturer, and spiritual practitioner. He travels the world doing what he is most passionate about: discussing God and spiritually.
I've always felt that Chet and I are the most similar in our interests of all of my siblings (there are 5 of us including me) - we both love creating art. Chet's artistic eye, his desire to travel, and his vision for what is possible (everything!) is something I have tried to pattern myself after for as long as I can remember. In fact, when I was little Chet was living in Africa, and I remember I would frequently go sit in front of this huge world map in our house and stare at Kenya where he was living at the time, and think, "I'm going to travel and make art just like my big brother Chet one day." I really couldn't wait to start on my world adventures just like my big brother.
Chet and I have the same father, but different mothers, which is why Chet was raised in Christian Science and I was raised in the Methodist church. However, because all three of my older siblings were raised by their mother in Christian Science, it has always been an influential part of my life. I've always found it to be very loving and peaceful, and its always had a valuable place in my life.
|The Manchester siblings... Morgan, John, Me - Anabel, Chet, and Katie|
Without further ado... Chet Manchester and The Christian Science Faith: