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Can we love even our deadliest enemies?

It never ceases to amaze me that in the midst of the physical and emotional agony of the cross, Jesus was able to look at the very people crucifying him and say — and, of course, mean — ”Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”. So how did he do it? According to Christian Science founder […]

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Love’s promise to us! An Easter thought.

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 43. For the in depth discussion on the Easter story this quote comes from read page 42 (line 15) to page 52 (line 18) of Science and Health by clicking here and as you read please scroll down. (Do not click the tab that says “next” – it will […]

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Plugging the gender gap – the spiritual way?

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! My new Medium blog is called “Is a lack of parity a particularly religious problem?”, and it is my contribution to the #PledgeForParity discussion that IWD2016 wants to promote about plugging the global gender gap.(See: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme) And don’t forget my #IWD2016 online lecture on Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy at 7pm, UK time […]

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“Bridging the gap”: Christian Science on Muslim media

Christian Science featured on a TV channel aimed at “Millions of Muslims across the UK and Europe…especially young people born in the UK”. Here I am captured live in action on yesterday’s “Bridging the gap” – a weekly interfaith programme on a Blackburn-based, Sky broadcast channel called Ummah Channel. Among other things, the broadcasters aim to “act as a […]

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Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery: 150 years young today!

I have just posted a new blog on Medium called: 7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy 150 years ago today (February 4, 1866), a New England woman recovered from an injury expected to be fatal. But she was no ordinary woman. Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual thinker who for decades […]

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David Bowie – sincere seeker?

With the recent news of David Bowie’s passing I felt drawn to look a little deeper into his spiritual quest and found it as moving as his music through the decades. There’s more to the story than a blog can contain, and as with his art there were many transitions. So in my piece I’ve picked up on a couple of […]

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Bowie, my ‘O’ level and The Christian Science Monitor.

Thanks to David Bowie for just how much his music meant to so many of us for so long. One of my proudest moments as a teen was when I managed to sneak the lyrics of a song from his “Aladin Sane” album into my ‘O’ level English literature examination, using it to answer the poetry question. I passed! Later […]

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Could 2016 be a continual spiritual Christmas?

  I have posted a new blog on Facebook, although you don’t need to be a Facebook user to read it.  It is called “Could 2016 be a continual spiritual Christmas?” Here’s an excerpt: But suppose it was early February, mid-June, or late October and there was no Santa, no reindeers, no baby Jesus in a […]

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We are spiritual innocents!

Sometimes at Christmas we struggle with self-acceptance and self-love more than usual. So my Christmas blog this year focuses on what Jesus was telling us about the spiritual way to love ourselves. It has been published by Huffington Post as “All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God’s Love!” Here is an excerpt: “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come […]

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The blessed season of love!

I’d describe Hamilton Wright Mabie’s optimistic message as coining a counter fact to the consumerism and gluttony that too often seems to parade as our modern day Christmas. As Mary Baker Eddy once put it in her own wry style: “Mother wishes you all a happy Christmas, a feast of Soul and a famine of sense.” (Miscellany) For my part, I trust […]

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