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The hope that can’t be grounded! A SATURDAY THOUGHT

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PODCAST – Prayer that transforms us (2 mins)

  My latest Christian Science Daily Lift podcast is up and running. It is a (very brief!) excerpt from one of my lectures, “Prayer that transforms us”. Bottom line? Let’s challenge the “vacuous verbiage” that sometimes tries to pose as our prayers! Below are dates and locations I am lecturing over the next two months. To […]

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Do we actually need the historic Jesus?

“Blossom cross” by Tony Lobl Recent press coverage has claimed the historic Jesus wasn’t, well, historic. Both academic research and skeptical interpretation of the Scriptures have concluded the Saviour never lived. And a natural outcome of a Jesus who never lived would be that he’s never coming back. It’s impossible to return if you’ve never been in the first […]

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Mothering love! A SATURDAY (AND SUNDAY) THOUGHT

This is taken from a phrase coined by church members grateful for the work of Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 52:6-7). Many members even called Mrs Eddy “Mother” for a time. At her request that practice was discontinued, and she has since been known as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science […]

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The victory that makes champions of us all!

The English Premier League has just seen a David over Goliath victory as plucky little Leicester City have grabbed the title for the first time in its 132 year history. But in the background were more than just the usual team of trainers and medical staff, the club’s Thai owner flew over some spiritual support…prompting me […]

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Truth’s tranquility – A SATURDAY THOUGHT

This week’s inclusion of a Japanese proverb is to celebrate the fact I am in Japan this weekend to give a public lecture on Christian Science. If you are in Tokyo, or have friends there who might want to hear my talk at 1pm this Sunday afternoon (April 17), please pass along the information below. (The […]

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The place of pure light? – A SATURDAY THOUGHT

This quote is from “No and Yes”. You can read the full quotation that these excerpts are from by clicking here. If you want to see a word-free version of the photograph you can click here. And to learn more about the quote’s author and her ideas, my lecture “Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy: 150 years of practical […]

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Can we love even our deadliest enemies?

My latest blog has just been posted on Medium, and it looks to the example of Jesus on the cross to ask: Can Easter inspire us to love our deadliest enemies? That is, can our loving, forgiving prayers actually make a difference as we all face the spectre of terrorism and other violence around the world? […]

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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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Prayers and tears for humanity – A SATURDAY THOUGHT AND LECTURE NEWS

This is one of the quotes included in my new Christian Science lecture “Mary Baker Eddy’s legacy: 150 years of practical spirituality.” This one hour talk will be presented live in London on International Women’s Day this coming Tuesday, March 8, or you can watch it online simultaneously (7pm UK time, 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific). […]

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