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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Healing Prayer

I’ve learned about the true power of prayer as a Christian Science practitioner.

World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Students show their hands painted to look like red ribbons during a World AIDS Day event at a … Continued

Is spiritual care a reform that spans the health-care divide?

Health-care reform – just two simple words. But the simplicity of the phrase belies the fact it is an issue … Continued

Consciousness without brain

Conscious awareness? What enables it? Is it a healthy brain, whether awake or asleep? What about an individual in a … Continued

Lessons from the Bible: Dealing with health crises old and new

Around 2,600 years ago the biblical prophet, Jeremiah, lamented over the problems facing the children of Israel, not the least … Continued

World Alzheimer’s Day: The healing depths of togetherness

Caring for an Alzheimer’s sufferer may sometimes seem like being next to someone who is a world apart. Perhaps David … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

Sister Farley’s revenge: Want to popularize a book? Ban it.

From papyrus to vellum to paper to e-books, two principles of publishing have not changed over the centuries: 1. Churches … Continued

Spiritual reasoning vital to my faith

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Journey beyond self

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Christianity compels us to love the spiritual, not just the religious

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Political Christians

How many kinds of Christians are there? Here’s a partial list: Amish, Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, Evangelical, … Continued

Practical prayer to the rescue

Jesus Christ was the master of practical, successful prayer and demonstrated how great an impact for good his form of … Continued

Celebrating selfless prayer

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Christian Science and irresponsible parenting

By Liz Heywood In his March 5 guest column for On Faith, Gary Jones calls the Secular Coalition’s White House … Continued

What does “proselytize” really mean?

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Practicing spiritual care responsibly

By Gary JonesChristian Science practitioner In his February 28 “On Faith” blog post (“Our Secular Coalition visit to the White … Continued

Practical religious contributions to policy

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Don’t blame the Haitians

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

The “war on Christmas” flap is getting old

Q: Should the White House, whose residents serve all Americans, display a crèche or a menorah or any strictly religious … Continued