Tagged: “Christian Science”

(The following is a response to a recent piece in The Telegraph (Travel) on 15 August 2019. It has not been published.)   Dear Letters Editor As a frequent visitor to Boston, Massachusetts, myself, I delighted in reading Linda Laban’s romp through 48 Hours in….Boston (15 Aug).  She brought out the sparkling essence of the […]

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Christian Science, medicine and prayer

(This letter appeared in The Guardian on 13 August, 2019) I have great compassion for Caroline Fraser and her family’s heart-wrenching experience (6 Aug), yet her depiction of the Christian Science Church is almost unrecognisable based on my own experience. Yes, like many other Christian denominations, our Church has had important lessons to learn – […]

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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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The victory that makes champions of us all!

In West London the formerly out-of-form Eden Hazard dips his shoulder and runs past several Spurs players, then passes the ball between the legs of another to reach Diego Costa. With a clever turn, Costa cruises past his marker and then passes back to Hazard who replicates last year’s PFA Player of the Year form […]

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As Bill and Melinda fight polio with medical philanthropy – a healing remembered

In setting up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft founder, and former CEO, Bill Gates has, for some years now, admirably spearheaded the recent commitment to giving by billionaires wishing/willing to have a substantial portion of their fortunes used for philanthropic purposes around the world. His last four Tweets have been on what he refers to as “the war […]

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Want a more spiritual prescription? Adjust your focus!

I found the optical illusion below on a blog called youmightfindyourself.  The author explains: If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot below, the dots will remain only one color – pink. However if you stare at the black “+” in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Now,concentrate on the black “+” […]

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A “jet lag” test of the mind-body relationship

Consciousness is being recognised by many as far more important to healing than previously acknowledged. I have found that to be so when I have had a need for recovery from various illnesses.  In the field of preventative therapeutics, too, I have found it is helpful to explore one’s thoughts as well as one’s habits, […]

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