Tag Archives: Bible

Art and religion at loggerheads? Not in one 400th anniversary celebration of the King James Version of the Bible!

here are times when it can be tough being someone who loves Christianity and art. Is creative spirituality necessarily at loggerheads with organised religion, as sometimes seems to be the suggestion? At times some artists seem to want to revel in that presumed divide as if free-thinking, unaffiliated spirituality is the superior breed. At other […]

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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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“The Nativity” – a compelling BBC drama scripted by Tony Jordan.

“The Nativity” – which airs in half-hour segments on BBC 1 at 7pm from Monday December 20 to Thursday December 23 – is a drama that is beautifully filmed and acted.  It has a classy screenplay by award-winning East Enders and Life on Mars writer Tony Jordan which, you could say, is ably adapted from an original script by…God! […]

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Guess What? (Guest blog!) You can’t take the Christ out of Christmas…!

With the author’s permission, I am sharing some Brooklyn thoughts on Christmas today (hence the Brooklyn Bridge above!)…read it with a New York accent!  It is called Guess What?  You can’t take the Christ out of Christmas by my colleague and eager Twitter-er Adam Scherr, writing on behalf of the New York Christian Science Committee on Publication […]

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This blog is closed for lunch…

Christmas lunch that is…! So, no blogging today at the London Office of Christian Science Committees on Publication.  On the other hand, our Merseyside colleague, Irene Hall, has been published again in Liverpool’s Daily Post. Her weekly “Thought for the Day” this week is on Christmas and it is a good reminder to find moments of quiet […]

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Cutting the deficit of humanity – a Christian Scientist’s perspective on morality and the economy

The worldwide Manager of Christian Science Committees on Publication, Russ Gerber – my boss! 🙂 – has been invited by The Washington Post to comment in response to the question of whether faith values have a place in determining issues like levels of taxation.  Citing the example of Jesus at a meal offered to him […]

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Dear Mr Jeremy Clarkson…a Tom Cruise clarification…!

Among other things (like mulling cider brewed by monks as a way of “engaging with their neighbours”!) The One Show on BBC 1 on Friday (December 10) featured Chris Evans and Alex Jones bantering back and forth with Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. An Autumn episode of the car enthusiast programme featured Tom Cruise racing against […]

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Don’t shoot the (good news) blogger!

Today’s blog is written by a new – and very welcome! – addition to the staff of our London Office of Christian Science Committees on Publication, Assistant District Manager Clare Harwood. Oyez, oyez, oyez!  It wasn’t always a happy lot for the town crier of old.  His role in Medieval England was to make public […]

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Waking up the morning after the century before…!

Last Friday the final of Choir of the Year coincided with the anniversary of 100 years since the passing of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy. (Admittedly, most BBC viewers would not have been aware of this fact!) The programme, hosted by Aled Jones and Josie D’Arby, showcased the talents of six choirs which all […]

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100 reflections on why Mary Baker Eddy’s life and ideas still resonate 100 years on!

My 100th blog as media and legislative representative for the Christian Science movement in the UK and the Republic of Ireland happens to coincide with a much more significant 100th anniversary commemoration.  It is 100 years today (December 3, 2010) since the passing of Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science. What is […]

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