Senior Moments

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My colleague, Bob Clark from Florida, has written a thoughtful blog challenging the notion that with maturity comes debilitation. He shares a healing of Alzheimer’s disease achieved through spiritual means alone. Whether or not you are a "senior", this is a blog worth reading. John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. By Bob Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida I live in an area with a lot of wonderful older people, “seniors” as they’re Continue Reading

Did God Create the Universe?

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This is an intriguing blog post written by my colleague in Ohio, Steve Salt.  His discussion of an upcoming new television science series called "Curiosity", and the first program on the creation of the universe, will inevitably leave you thinking about the implications of this age old question...how did the universe begin? John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon By Steve Salt, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Ohio Abracadabra!  That’s how it all Continue Reading

Placebos are not the endgame.

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon The Institute of Medicine released a report in June describing the prevalence of chronic pain in America. They report that it “affects at least 116 million American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity.” These astounding numbers are so large that finding a solution for this Continue Reading

Young people healing through prayer? Yep!

by John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon There are those  times in our lives when we meet remarkable people.  The last two years have been one of those times for me.  You see, I get to meet with Christian Science college students at the University of Oregon every week.  They're incredible.  Their insights and understanding of the principles underlying the practice of Christian Science are unparalleled.  Two of them, Lauren and Denise, recently took the time to Continue Reading

Hard Science, Not Science That’s Hard

In this blog post my colleague, Steve Salt, Committee on Publication for Ohio, talks about a topic that I have long been interested in.  Just what are hard and fast facts?  And how do they stand up against the test of time and new technology?  What does this have to do with Christian Science?  Interesting questions and an interesting discussion by Steve.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. Solid, factual, and truthful is how we like things. Get to the point. Continue Reading

Can the death of Confederate General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson shed light on the mental nature of health?

My friend and colleague, Bill Scott, Committee on Publication for  Washington, put this post up on his blog a couple of days ago.  It is an excellent discussion.  It would be well worth your time to read this.   John D. Clague, Committee on Publication for Oregon. Posted on April 13, 2011 by Bill Scott,  Lieutenant-General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Do the expectations and thoughts of the people around a patient influence the patient’s recovery from illness or injury? Marking today’s 150th Continue Reading

Integrated health care, or a single source of health?

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on  Publication for Oregon I’ve been watching the Oregon legislature working hard to address the health care system in our state.  I’ve even had occasion to talk with some legislators about this important issue.  They’re earnest in their desire to make things better and really want to make positive changes to the Oregon health care system. Two overarching goals are addressed through these efforts. First, to ensure quality “health care” for every Continue Reading

Health Management….or Healing?

My colleague and friend from Florida, Bob Clark, just posted this on his blog. He makes excellent points that all of us should take notice of. And be sure to click the link to the healing. It is quite extraordinary.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon Robert Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida.  Posted on April 7, 2011 My friend and colleague in Massachusetts, Ken Girard, did it again. He publisheda blog that made me think. He was Continue Reading

Hope and comfort from Japan

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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

“She does not have that permission from me.”

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon What a powerful statement! I’ve been thinking about it since I first read it in The Globe and Mail two weeks ago. How often do we unwittingly give, or withhold, permission for so many things in our lives? In this instance, it was Gabrielle Gifford’s doctor guaranteeing that she wouldn’t die because he didn’t give her permission to do so. Congresswoman Gifford was shot in the head point blank by a deranged gunman on Continue Reading