Tag Archives: God

The sporting alternative offered by prayer

This blog, by Assistant District Manager, Melvyn Howe, first appeared in the “This is” series. With the capital gearing up for the London Paralympics after the “greatest Games ever”, many of 11,000-plus athletes that took part will have returned home to rapturous welcomes. As the special spirit associated with this four-yearly sporting extravaganza continues to spread its […]

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Is Hope “the Most Potent Medicine of All?”

The “gods in white coats” era is over. And many physicians would be the first to say “amen” to that. As family practitioner Dr. Andrew D. Saal has put it: “We as doctors are essentially powerless over the unknown, just as we are powerless over everyday events. No gods walk in white coats. For physicians, the deepest […]

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Atheist now uses prayer as a “first resort”…

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Polly Castor. Polly “is a Christian Science Practitioner, an Artist, a Photographer, a Poet, a Homeschooling Mother, a wife, a Gourmet Cook, a Traveler, a Nature Lover, a Reader, a Peacemaker, and a former Structural Engineer”. She writes from the USA. Often people think of Christian Scientists as […]

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“…beauty typifies holiness, and is something to be desired” – Mary Baker Eddy

I have no idea of the source of these amazing photos, but their creator has been circulating them in an email which says “Pass it on for others to enjoy!” So, ever obedient to a good idea, here goes…! Amazing striped icebergs in Antarctica Icebergs sometimes have stripes, formed  by layers of snow that react  […]

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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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Peace and quiet at Christmas – stepping stones to healing

My Merseyside colleague, Irene Hall, has just had a weekly “Thought for the Day” published in Liverpool’s Daily Post which includes such a dear Christmas healing that I just have to share it. SOME years ago, just before Christmas, I was up in the small hours, struggling with a heavy cold. I felt anxious about coping, but […]

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Christian Science – a gift to mother and child

At Christmas time, celebrating the birth of the infant Jesus, it is natural to think about children.  Even in more secular celebrations of Christmas, centred around gift-giving, children tend to be the main focus of attention. Many parents around the world feel that Christian Science is among the greatest gifts they have been able to […]

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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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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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