Author Archives | Tony Lobl

The evidence of our maturity? A SATURDAY THOUGHT

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The deeper demand? A September 11 thought.

Sharing this quote (written over 100 years ago) is not meant to be an argument against appropriate security measures. Nor is it intended to be an excuse for rose-tinted thinking. But as we once more grieve those lost, and love those still grieving, it is a thought-provoking question to ask ourselves: “How do we see […]

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Do we need a healthier view of hell?

A conversation with a group of believers convinced me that we need a much clearer view of what hell is and what it isn’t! I explain all, in my latest blog, posted on The Huffington Post under the title: “Our Belief In Hell Is One Helluva Belief”. Please click through to read it, and let me know what […]

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Nancy Astor – letter and article on a unique glass ceiling breaker

Here is some news on two pieces I have written about Nancy Astor. ARTICLE The recent book “Mistresses of Cliveden” includes several chapters on one of the iconic house’s most colourful occupants, Nancy Astor. Lady Astor, a Christian Scientist, was the first woman to take a seat in the British parliament and the book rightly reflects a complex character, whose […]

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Annual Meeting at The Mother Church 2016 – News Release

I’m currently attending the 2016 Annual Meeting of Christian Scientists, at The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Here are some thoughts in relation to this event by Richard Evans, Manager, Christian Science Committees on Publication. Christian Scientists gather in Boston at denomination’s annual meeting; ponder the relevance of church. Boston, MA — When Christian Scientists convened […]

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“So small a drop as I” – a precious poem!

Those familiar with the words in the title, quoted in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, will be interested to read the whole poem, as recently Doug up by a colleague of mine. (Guess his name!) And for anyone unfamiliar with it, here’s an introduction to a sweet poem about self-worth. Influence By George W Cutter What if the […]

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Do we actually need the historic Jesus?

“Blossom cross” by Tony Lobl The late, great Gil Scott-Heron poetically pointed out that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. It might be more accurate to say the revolution was not televised. Why the past tense? Because the revolution to end all revolutions arguably took place some 2000 years ago, when a carpenter’s son fomented a spiritual […]

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Mothering love!

This is taken from a phrase coined by church members grateful for the work of Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 52:6-7). Many members even called Mrs Eddy “Mother” for a time. At her request that practice was discontinued, and she has since been known as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science […]

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The victory that makes champions of us all!

The English Premier League has just seen a David over Goliath victory as plucky little Leicester City have grabbed the title for the first time in its 132 year history. But in the background were more than just the usual team of trainers and medical staff, the club’s Thai owner flew over some spiritual support…prompting me […]

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Messages from a mural! FIVE SATURDAY THOUGHTS

The mural above is part of artist Alex Cook’s YOU ARE LOVED mural project. You can learn about it at  www.youarelovedmurals.com” Each mural has/is one of five messages… “Upwards of 50 passers-by lent their hands to paint this design.” 15 murals have been painted in as many US states, and in two other countries. A man […]

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