The Crowd and the Win – Better Health

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Commitee on Publication for Oregon. Everywhere I go there’re runners. Here in TrackTown, USA there’s almost always an atmosphere of “get out there and go!” But when Eugene hosts special track and field events the atmosphere is electric. The University of Oregon is a track and field powerhouse, thanks to Bill Bowerman, one-time US Olympic track coach, and other great coaches, as well as Phil Knight, both co-founders of Nike. It hosts significant meets every Continue Reading

Consciousness and health – more evidence

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon This month Baylor University published the results of their religion survey taken in 2009, “The Values and Beliefs of The American Public”.  Two previous surveys were taken in 2005 and 2007.  Most of the findings of the survey were interesting.  Two in particular, however, resonate with me and my relationship with God. They report that those who have a “warm relationship with God” report the fewest “mental health Continue Reading

Storytelling and healing

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By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon I’ve been thinking about how the stories we hear and tell are a powerful way of learning and connecting.  Through our stories we connect with our past, we experience the present, and we anticipate the future. Many sacred texts such as the Bible are a compilation of stories that were passed on orally from generation to generation.  When the written word, and the ability to read, became more common and widespread, these 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

Letter printed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal – “Prayer has a role in treating illness”

On July 8, 2011, Mitch Horowitz wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal titled, “When spirituality kills.” In response, Russ Gerber, spokesman for the Christian Science Church, submitted a letter to the editor, which has been published. Click here for the letter posted on WSJ.com or you can read it below.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. In “When Spirituality Kills” (Houses of Worship, July 8), Mitch Horowitz refers to Christian Science and alludes to Continue Reading

Lasting Health Benefits of Religious Attendance

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Keith Wommack, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Texas, shares an inspiring blog post on the health benefits of attending church.  I want share it here so that my readers have the benefit of Keith's thoughts.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. By Keith Wommack You say you were dragged to church every week? You didn’t want to go? Your mother insisted it was good for you? Well, she was right. And in even more ways than she imagined. Turns out, Continue Reading

The Boomers are coming

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Roger Whiteway, my colleague from Virginia has a good point about how we should view health care reform and the burgeoning population of baby boomers.  He makes good points to ponder.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. By Roger Whiteway, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Virginia What do Sly Stalone, George W. Bush, Danny Glover and I have in common? This month we became eligible for Medicare coverage. Yes, the first wave of the Baby Boomers Continue Reading

Sin’s impact on Health

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So just how does "sin" affect our health?  And just what is sin?  My colleague and friend, Keith Wommack, from the great state of Texas, has an interesting discussion on this topic. John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. By Keith Wommack, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Texas There is a lot of suffering these days, it seems. If I wanted to shoot hoops today, but the only sneakers I could find were a pair of size 8½ red high-tops, I’d be Continue Reading

A Prayer on Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day, I feel moved to share this blog post by my friend from Florida, Bob Clark, who is also my colleague as the Christian Science Committee on Publication for his state.  His story is fitting for this day of honoring those who have served our country.  Thank you, Bob, for sharing.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. by Robert B. Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida. Memorial Day is the most moving of American Continue Reading

Spirituality and Health: Inseparable

John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon This post is by my friend and colleague, Keith Wommack, Committee on Publication for the great state of Texas.  I love this post because it introduces us to a truly enlightened individual in the medical field.  Thank you Keith for sharing your conversation with Dr. John K. Graham! By Keith Wommack, Chrisitan Science Committee on Publication for Texas. Last week, when our meeting first began, I had the feeling I was in the Continue Reading