Tag Archives: Christianity

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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“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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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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Video of interfaith “Question of Faith” with Peter Owen Jones and a cast of six…including the District Manager!

As previously reported, I recently had the pleasure of appearing on a panel with Anglican priest, author and BBC presenter Peter Owen Jones in Eastbourne, by invitation of the local Faith Forum. If anyone out there has an hour and a half to spare in their busy lives, this has now been posted as a […]

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Brooklands FM Sunday Viewpoint – sifting the kinds of faith in “faith healing”

Susan Thomas, the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Surrey was the guest on “Sunday Viewpoint” on Brooklands FM last week.  She shared her thoughts about a different kind of faith, one that is based on spiritual law and a track record of experience, not on blind hope or resignation to the will of an […]

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