Tag Archives: spiritual healing

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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Weighing Up Our Options When It Comes To Cancer

To screen or not to screen? That is the question – and it’s a controversial one. Many medics feel screening can too often be a slippery slope to potentially damaging and invasive treatments for something that might never actually develop. That has proved to be the case for prostate cancer screening in men, according to researchers in Canada. They […]

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Is addiction a disease or a lack of self-control? A survivor’s view.

My latest post is a reflection on my twentysomething addiction to gambling and finding full and final freedom from it through a process of spiritual growth. It has been published in The Christian Science Monitor as “Reversing addictions: Is it possible?” Here is an an excerpt… Every time we tragically lose valued celebrities, such as singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse and actor Philip […]

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‘Light piercing the dark clouds’, by Tony Lobl

Seeking a spiritual route to freedom from depression

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s latest UK tour is in full swing and getting rave reviews. His personable presence and his poetic and melodic songs are bringing joy to many. Yet along with his now iconic status as one of the great veterans of the live circuit he brings with him an open secret – for decades he […]

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Healed of alcohol poisoning. How?

The following example of healing prayer and explanation of how it works, was recently published as a Houston Chronicle blog  entitled “Michelle: Christian healing > No miracle > Natural”: Many years ago, I taught Michelle in Sunday School. A few years later, when she was a teenager, she went to a party and drank until she was drunk. […]

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Study shows a need to integrate a patient’s beliefs and expectations into drug treatment.

A thought-provoking study has recently been summarised on the National Electronic Library for Medicines of the NHS (that’s the National Health Service, for any overseas visitors!) called The effect of treatment expectation on drug efficacy: imaging the analgesic benefit of the opioid remifentanil This is a summary – by Pharm-line – of a study by “U Bingel, V Wanigasekera, K Wiech, R Ni […]

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Healing prayer narrative – spiritual nursing care, a conference and a recovery.

This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is on what I have been calling “healing prayer narratives” and today’s blog touches on the role of spirituality in relation to the nursing care needed in healing.   First, news that an upcoming Royal College of Nursing conference will include a focus on how licensed nurses deal with patients’ spiritual […]

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Healing prayer narrative – healing of bipolar depression

On Wednesday, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings that include spontaneously shared “experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science” for anyone curious to hear these accounts.  Such experiences and testimonies of the practicality of the power of God’s love can range from the modest to the marvellous. This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is […]

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What’s love got to do with it…if the dying recover when medicine holds out no hope?

The cases below are ones in which the best of modern medicine was not affording a needed cure.  These cases do not include Christian Science prayer-based healing treatment nor any spiritual or other alternative approach to treatment. But they are thought-provoking illustrations that the body does not necessarily need to act according to medical diagnosis […]

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100 reflections on why Mary Baker Eddy’s life and ideas still resonate 100 years on!

My 100th blog as media and legislative representative for the Christian Science movement in the UK and the Republic of Ireland happens to coincide with a much more significant 100th anniversary commemoration.  It is 100 years today (December 3, 2010) since the passing of Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science. What is […]

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