Tag Archives: Christianity

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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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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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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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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Bridging the physical and spiritual – thoughts on Halloween!

I never knew just how much of a hand my British homeland had in shaping Halloween. “Halloween originated as a pagan festival in parts of Northern Europe, particularly around what is now the United Kingdom. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is a time when magic is most potent and spirits can make contact […]

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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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