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Me, the House of Lords, Russell Brand…and a spiritual pioneer!

Last week I attended a book launch at the House of Lords hosted by former Archbishop Rowan Williams. Today, my resulting review of the occasion put me side by side with Russell Brand on the front page of Huffington Post Books (see screenshot below). More importantly, it’s great to see the subject in question highlighted in a “featured blog”, […]

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What’s not to like about the world’s shortest “listicle”?

Just in case you don’t know: “LISTICLE: A short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article…” The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as Looking for a Listicle to Lean On? Oldies Can Be Goodies? Here […]

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What’s the deal with chronic pain, God?

A rumour going around for, oh, several millennia, is that God’s divine m.o. includes sending suffering to teach us to love Him. That view has always mystified me. When I was a kid and ill my parents comforted me. They did all they could to help me. And later they would celebrate my recovery. So […]

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Looking for A Less Stressed Christmas? Here are Some Pointers!

We have had a couple of last-minute Christmas blogs published. The titles speak for themselves! Huffington Post UK: 8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas. This is Nottingham: The gift of love that can unwrap a less stressed Christmas Whether or not you have time to read these blogs as you finalise preparations […]

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Can the light of consciousness shine through the clouds of depression?

“Einstein’s Brain Arrives in London After Odd Journey”, read the intriguing headline. Which could prompt one to ask: “What kind of journey would it be normal for a brain to take without its owner?” The answer that comes to mind is: “None!” Or should that read that the answer coming to the brain is “None”? As the […]

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BOOKS: Is the heaven Dr Eben Alexander “proves” an afterlife…or a different kind of life?

Question: Who’s currently challenging scientific certitudes by claiming he is “proof” of a heaven filled with the consciousness of God’s “unconditional love”. Is it: (a) a trappist monk, (b) a sufi imam, or (c) a Harvard neurosurgeon? If you answered (c) you would be correct. Dr. Eben Alexander – who has worked at some of […]

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When Even Your Headache Pills Give You a Headache is There a Way Out of the Medical Maze?

So you’ve got a headache and you want to be rid of it. It’s simple, right? You take a tablet. Or is it? As the Global Year Against Headache draws to a close the strategy for dealing with “the most frequent of medical complaints” is far from clear cut. For a start, that painkilling pill you are […]

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Healing prayer narrative – spiritual nursing care, a conference and a recovery.

This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is on what I have been calling “healing prayer narratives” and today’s blog touches on the role of spirituality in relation to the nursing care needed in healing.   First, news that an upcoming Royal College of Nursing conference will include a focus on how licensed nurses deal with patients’ spiritual […]

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Healing prayer narrative – healing of bipolar depression

On Wednesday, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings that 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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R U looking 4 a deeper dive into the digital (and actual!) nativity story?

There is a really cool, jazzy video of the nativity doing the rounds on Facebook. It has already been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube…three of them by me!  In case you have missed it, here is The Digital Story of the Nativity: I crack up each time I see that click on the […]

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