Tag Archives: Jesus

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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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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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day…let’s live the Second Commandment!

My colleague and friend Ken Girard re-published this blog on his site – recently renamed Thresholds – as “a valuable reminder of the work that needs to be done to eliminate all forms of prejudice”. I second that emotion. It is entitled PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – and it reads just as well today as it did on last Martin Luther King, […]

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Media: Guardian features “Comment is free – belief” answer by District Manager

The whole of last week, the Guardian’s comment is free – belief section included the following question: Is it possible to discuss religion online in a way that makes sense to believers? This question is worthwhile, if only because if the discussion doesn’t make sense to the people discussed, they aren’t going to join in. […]

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“The Golden Rule day” 2011 and a fondly remembered experience

Here is a VLOG message for today’s Golden Rule day. I wish you a year of living the Golden Rule sincerely, and reaping the rewards of doing so as a happy side effect. For other people’s thoughts on the Golden Rule, click on the web screenshot below!

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100 years on: Mary Baker Eddy – a song in the repertoire of unsung women?

Next in our “100 years on, and still going strong” series, celebrating the continued resonance of Mary Baker Eddy’s life and ideas 100 years after her passing. A local US newspaper called the Post and Courier recently ran an item entitled Unsung Women – Mary Baker Eddy. On the lighter side, I confess that it is true…I […]

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Is Britain really “no longer” Christian?

The Guardian recently ran an editorial entitled Religion: respecting the minority.   The “minority” in question are Christians. This is based on a “British Social Attitudes” survey which asked a sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion and, if so, to which one?  The editorial reports  “when the […]

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