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The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA by Tony Lobl

A good place to go for spirituality in Massachusetts!

Alongside Mount Denali in Alaska, the Dallas Interfaith Peace Chapel in Texas and synagogues, churches, chapels, mosques, and temples around the United States…guess what was chosen to represent Massachusetts as “the most spiritual place” in the state? Yup – The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston! This is not exactly based on scientific research, as the […]

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Must-watch TV – Fern Britton talks faith with the BBC’s John Simpson

‘Fern Britton talks to the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson about how his faith has sustained him for over 40 years of reporting on world-changing events from the frontline….’ (BBC iPlayer) Last month the District Manager’s Office was  called by the BBC for some fact-checking and to assist them with some video and photographic […]

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A fun “blast from the past” arrives on YouTube – “Becker” and Christian Science…

I had a friend who would joke that ‘Christian Scientists are not “the people who don’t believe in doctors”, we are the people who doctors don’t believe in!’ I am glad to say the opposite has often been the case. I have met many people who found Christian Science because their doctor recommended they give […]

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When is a painkiller not a painkiller?

Riddle for the day – when might a painkiller no longer be called a painkiller? The answer is in my latest health piece Painkillers and Healing which has just been published by The Christian Science Monitor. “Certainly my doctor did his best to help me. However, the antibiotics I was given didn’t address my symptoms, and […]

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AUDIO: “When Hope Seems Hard to Come By, Can We Still Find Joy at Christmas?”

For those whose Christmas doesn’t seem quite so merry, here’s a story I have just recorded of someone in that situation a few years back. She and her daughter are now in a very happy family situation.  “…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood […]

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The “healthy lives” of Christian Scientists – a doctor’s view

A very interesting blog has just been posted by a US primary care internist on a blogsite called Why is American Health Care So Expensive? The article is called: “Christian Science, faith healing and mind-body medicine with mention of the work of Elisabeth Fischer Targ MD”. The blogger is a clinician who writes from the perspective […]

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Christian Science – educating and engaging with others? Yes, and more!

This post is a blog by my Texan colleague Keith Wommack, called A RESPONSE: What Makes Your Religion or Faith Valid? In an October 9 CNN-Belief post, Richard J. Mouw argues that the Mormon Church should not be considered a cult because it has established a university and engages in respectful dialogue with others. Mouw, however, […]

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Is something stirring in Mind/ Body/ Spirit land?

I didn’t write the following paragraph…. There is real indication that there is a leavening of thought occurring in the public consciousness, with regard to things of the Spirit. At one time the words God, religion, Church and Jesus were absolutely unacceptable to the sort of seeker which attends [Mind/Body/Spirit] shows [in the UK]. There […]

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Healing prayer narrative – former medical nurse recalls healing of urinary infection, liver damage, weight loss

On Wednesday, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings which include spontaneously shared “experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science” for anyone curious to hear these accounts.  Such experiences and testimonies of the practicality of the power of God’s love can range from the modest to the marvellous. This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is […]

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Healing prayer narrative: college student healed of depression

On Wednesday evenings, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings which include spontaneously shared “experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science” for anyone curious to hear these accounts. Such experiences and testimonies of the practicality of the power of God’s love can range from the modest to the marvellous. This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus […]

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