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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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Give yourself the gift of Christmas gratitude!

Mindful of those whose holidays might be bleaker than others, I have posted a blog on the Huffington Post called: “Wishing You a Holiday Season Aflame With Gratitude!”  Here is an excerpt: Picture this. You gather family and friends of all ages in a large room and ask each person to hold a single, unlit […]

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Do Sleepless Nights Have To Be Restless?

My latest blog has been posted on the new website called The News Hub. The article is a spiritual response to the idea that this month is “Stresstember” in the Northern Hemisphere, and that leads to sleeplessness, which leads to more stress. Hence, the article, as published, is called “As “Stresstember” Looms – Is A New Bed The Only Answer […]

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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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Will tomorrow’s medical textbooks teach spirituality?

Medical textbooks have their limits according to a top doctor. For while medicine is a science, Dr Clare Gerada learned from her GP father it was also an art, demanding skills that can’t be gleaned from just reading. Interviewed recently on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, the outgoing Chair of the Council of the Royal College […]

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A British woman’s amazing response to tragedy offers a healthy example

Forgiveness, it seems, is becoming increasingly fashionable. At least in theory. From yoga teachers to self-help books and from research papers to seminars on consciousness, the benefits of forgiveness are being widely trumpeted – it’s not only good for the soul, it’s also good for the health. However, many are finding it’s ‘easier said than […]

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