Beyond Coping to Healing

Today's guest post is by a friend and colleague, Bob Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida.  His post is a beautiful discussion of where we need to be after dealing with a crisis.  Just coping may actually be more harmful than the healing that is necessary and  possible.  I know you will find Bob's post interesting and helpful.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. There’s coping with a crisis….and then there’s healing it. And there’s a Continue Reading

Hope and comfort from Japan


A Christian Science perspective: Insights from a writer in Tokyo, Japan on finding peace and calm amid devastation from the earthquake and tsunami. By Fujiko Signs, The Christian Science Monitor’s religious article for March 14, 2011, shares how Fujiko Signs is praying (from Japan) about the tsunami/earthquake situation. Here in Tokyo I have created an e-mail file called “earth blessings” (not “earthquake”) – a collection of over 150 messages of blessing, messages of hope that Japan survive Continue Reading

“You say you want a revolution?” [John Lennon]


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon As events unfold in Tunisia and Egypt, it seems as though protesters are fed up with repressive regimes and want more citizen participation in their governments. Listening to participants in the demonstrations,  you get an inkling of what they want for themselves: a better way of life, the ability to self-govern and to make their own choices. And there appears to be similar rumblings in other countries of the region.  In Continue Reading

Is it really Science?

This post is written by another friend and colleague or mine, Bob Clark, Committee on Publication for Florida.  He writes about a topic which is very important given the merging of consumerism, materialism, and health care.   I invite you to read this post and ponder its message carefully. John D. Clague. Committee on Publication for Oregon In my travels around the state of Florida, meeting with lawmakers and news-shapers from Pensacola to Miami, I’m often asked in what way is Christianity Continue Reading

Who would have thought…?


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon, and Susan Middleton We’ve been thinking about how different society is today than it was in the not too distant past. Sometimes I forget it hasn’t always been this way. Two years ago it was a big deal that the United States elected an African-American president. Now, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Politics aside, it seems sort of normal. We have yet to elect a woman as president. I am certain, however, that day Continue Reading