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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 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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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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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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AUDIO: “When Hope Seems Hard to Come By, Can We Still Find Joy at Christmas?”

For those whose Christmas doesn’t seem quite so merry, here’s a story I have just recorded of someone in that situation a few years back. She and her daughter are now in a very happy family situation.  “…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood […]

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World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]

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