Tag Archives: Christian Science
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Does ‘big data’ miss the bigger picture of things that can’t be measured?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Can ‘Big Data’ Value Who We Truly Are?                               Here is an excerpt: Big data undoubtedly has great potential to serve society when employed with integrity. But big data, framed in terms […]

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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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Should We Lean a Little Harder on “Data With a Soul?”

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?, asked my recent Huffington UK blog.  Here is an excerpt from it… “If you cannot measure it, it doesn’t exist,” Brené Brown was told by a research professor when still an aspiring PhD student. Now, many years later and a research professor in her own […]

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Parkinson’s, placebos…and prayer?

My latest blog has been posted on the Huffington Post UK, based on the interesting BBC Horizon programme on placebos that aired on Monday. The blog is entitled “The Promise of Placebos – and the Promise Beyond?”. It illustrates both points, respectively, through the performance of placebos and spiritual healing in the case of Parkinson’s Disease. Here […]

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Paraguay postage stamp: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Karen Horton

Fighting for “the first of all liberties” – our health!

“Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we are free at last”. This was Martin Luther King Jr’s rallying cry as he concluded his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The lyrics of the moving spiritual song are also words many long to sing for health […]

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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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'Sunlight breaking through' by Tony Lobl

Depression and the spiritual dawning…

One of those friends…credits both ‘beauty’ and ‘a growing sense of God’s absolute and unshakeable love’ as being the ‘tools’ of his recovery.

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An ‘utterly forgiving spirit’ – good for your happiness and for your health.

“You must have an utterly forgiving spirit.” These are beautiful but demanding words from the pen of Mary Baker Eddy, a woman who exemplified them in her own life. For instance, she not only forgave a woman who had an affair with her husband, but at her rival’s request she also persuaded the woman’s husband to […]

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‘Light piercing the dark clouds’, by Tony Lobl

Seeking a spiritual route to freedom from depression

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s latest UK tour is in full swing and getting rave reviews. His personable presence and his poetic and melodic songs are bringing joy to many. Yet along with his now iconic status as one of the great veterans of the live circuit he brings with him an open secret – for decades he […]

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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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