One path to health care, or another choice?


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon I’m curious about what’s missing in Oregon’s media on health and health care. You see plenty on health care reform, lots on the latest trends in conventional medical research, and much discussion about society’s hopes for a cure to our most obstinate health challenges. What you don’t see reported much is the public’s increasing pursuit of alternative and integrative health practices. People are concerned about their Continue Reading

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

Christian Science healed one of America’s great artists, Howard Chandler Christy, of near blindness

Healing is central to the practice of Christian Science.  My friend and colleague from Washington, Bill Scott, published this outstanding piece on his blog about a great artist who was healed through applying the principles of Christian Science. You will enjoy reading his testimony published in TIME magazine. By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon Originally published by Bill Scott, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Washington "Scene at the Signing 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