Christian Science in the news
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It turns out that in 1993 Dr. Peter Kramer published a blockbuster bestseller called Listening to Prozac. Kramer claimed in the book that Prozac and other SSRIs (selective serotonin uptake inhibitors) provided a near miraculous cure for depression. For those whose faith in the power of drugs may have reached an almost religious zeal, the reality has turned out to be more nightmare than miracle.
The results are in. Another study has been published on the effectiveness of placebos in treating pain even when the patient knows he is taking one. The study, published in an issue of PLoS One, reports that researchers saw clear evidence of positive results when placebo pills were prescribed to patients.
“Bugs,” the two year old boy said as he pointed to an irritated patch of skin on his face. Mary Leitao looked closer, and although she found no visible insects, she was startled to find colored fibers sprouting from her son’s skin. It was a summer evening in 2001 that would change the lives of the Leitao family for years to come.
This blog by Bill Scott was published on BlogCritics on Feb. 1, 2012.
What if everything we call a “miracle” isn’t so “miraculous” after all? What if it’s simply a misunderstood phenomena waiting for an explanation? What if what we now think of as impossible and supernatural suddenly became possible and completely natural – for everyone?
This blog by Eric Nelson was published on OwningPink on Jan. 4, 2012.
What this Navy SEAL is expressing is not a new ideal. The practice of taking time to quiet thought on a regular basis, for the purpose of recharging our spiritual battery and achieving a sense of wellness, has been found in many cultures over the centuries.
This blog by Roger Whiteway was published on the Norfolk Navy Flagship on Feb. 1, 2012.
Some people are surprised to hear that spirituality ever had a role in healing. However, not counting this blog site, I believe you will hear more and more about the importance of spirituality in regards to health issues.
Perhaps we've all forgotten that religions and religious organizations were the first sponsors of medical care institutions.
This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on Jan. 30, 2012.
The onward march of dematerialisation hasn't been only an environmental trend, it's a factor I have observed in health care too.
Today, interest in a non-material dimension to health care continues in the NHS and a steady flow of local, national and international conferences show spirituality re-emerging as a factor in well-being.
This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost on Jan. 26, 2012.
There is just one game left, the Super Bowl. The regular season of the NFL (National Football League) is complete. It was a special year. The Green Bay Packers flirted with a perfect season. Tim Tebow’s faith and dramatic comebacks stole many a headline. The Houston Texans even won their first playoff game. Yet, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will now decide which team is the best of the best at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5.
This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Houston Chronicle on Jan. 23, 2012.
As I was poking around the Internet, I ran across a mind-blowing video featuring physician-turned-mind-body-guru, Deepak Chopra, producer of the recently released meditation video game, Leela. I gotta tell you, this guy has a real knack for taking extraordinarily complex ideas and reducing them to clever little nuggets of wisdom.
This blog by Eric Nelson was published on BlogCritics on Jan. 20, 2012.
Christianity is often viewed as a “doing” and “talking” religion rather than a thoughtful one, but this is a misconception that would put an entire religion into one tidy box. Actually there are many different contemplative practices within Christianity and Christian Science is one of them. However, unlike some meditation practices, Christian Science does not require emptying the mind of thought, but instead looks to gaining a sense of closeness with God, our divine source.
This blog by Anna Bowness-Park was published in the Victoria Times Colonist on Jan. 20, 2012.