Author Archive: Tony Lobl

An atheist's revelation – A SATURDAY THOUGHT

An atheist’s revelation – A SATURDAY THOUGHT Although the chaos in her own life finally overtook her, the renowned English author caught a glimpse of something gloriously profound with these words. However her words speak to you, let’s celebrate glorious glimpses, and the right we all have to experience them!

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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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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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“So small a drop as I” – A SATURDAY POEM

Those familiar with the words in the title, quoted in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, will be interested to read the whole poem, as recently Doug up by a colleague of mine. (Guess his name!) And for anyone unfamiliar with it, here’s an introduction to a sweet poem about self-worth. Influence By George W Cutter What if the […]

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Do we actually need the historic Jesus?

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 place! So what’s our reaction […]

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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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