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Tony Lobl

Christian Science practitioner

Tony is a Christian Science practitioner and a blogger on the relationship between consciousness and health, and how spirituality plays a role in bringing out more harmony in people’s lives. His blog is The Connection.  He is also a media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and Ireland.

In addition to this work, Tony really values the many opportunities he has had to travel overseas and meet many interesting people. He and his wife Jenny spent 10 years enjoying Boston in the USA before returning to their much-loved home town of London in 2002.

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Our Belief In Hell Is One Helluva Belief!

Are these steps in the direction of both heaven and hell being viewed as states of thought - the former aligned with the joy, forgiveness and harmony that express the goodness of God, the latter associated with the less appetising elements and consequences of our so-called human nature?
31/08/2016 10:11 BST

David Bowie - Pop Icon, Film Star... And Spiritual Seeker

"Lord, Lord, my prayer flies, Like a word on a wing." You could be forgiven for thinking this is a sentence from a Sunday morning sermon. Or perhaps the lyrics of a venerable Gospel song. Instead, it was penned by one of the most creative singer songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries...
18/01/2016 21:33 GMT

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not <em>instead of</em> ourselves or <em>despite ourselves</em> but <em>as ourselves</em>. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.
21/12/2015 13:56 GMT

Screening Our Bodies...or Screening Our Thoughts?

That's certainly the case for prostate cancer screening in men, according to researchers in Canada who last week recommended scrapping PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, even for those considered high risk.
31/10/2014 10:29 GMT

How Beholden Are We to Our Body Clocks?

I perceived that my ability to be where I needed to be, and do what I needed to do, was based on spiritual rather than material factors. And for me the key factor was understanding where my energy and alertness actually came from.
20/10/2014 14:36 BST

Is Love Actually All We Need?

Indeed, so magnanimous have some seen this spiritual Love to be, that an early follower of Jesus once said (emphasis added): "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
11/08/2014 16:07 BST

Can 'Big Data' Value Who We Truly Are?

As the move to mine big data gains momentum, we remain forever free to dig deeper for healing solutions and seek the spiritual growth and better health that a divinely accurate self-assessment can bring.
24/07/2014 12:38 BST

A Spiritual Response to Our 'Constant Inner Critic'

Rather than projecting assumptions of what should happen, I've found that <em>rejecting</em> such preconceptions is what helps open my mind to a divinely grounded expectancy of good. Doing this has proved practical to myself and many others in overcoming all kinds of limitation, including emotional and physical health meltdowns and even chronic identity crises.
16/06/2014 15:27 BST

Seven Reasons to Be Ready to Forgive

Far from resentment or revenge being sweet, then, they are bitter pills with an awful side effect. They cloud our sense of the more joyful, healthful, spiritual identity divinely inherent within us.
03/06/2014 08:48 BST

Homeopathy, Bebop and Other 'Revelations'

Noting a case in which she administered tiny doses of a solution containing "common table-salt" in which there wasn't "a single saline property left", she reportedly cured a patient who had been "sinking in the last stage of typhoid fever".
27/03/2014 11:08 GMT

Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

To many - like myself - mentally challenging this stigma is at the heart of prayer, because if we successfully silence the voice of this self-stigmatisation we're left with nothing but the awareness of being a son or daughter of the divine, as Jesus showed us all to be.
20/03/2014 11:05 GMT

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?

In similar vein, stories of a health dividend from a "divine connection" - often called prayer - are slowly but surely being woven into the growing debate about the importance of life's immeasurables.
28/02/2014 13:16 GMT

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.
18/02/2014 18:33 GMT

Seeking a New Route to Feeling Loved and Complete?

Indeed, love probably means as many different things as there are people - from the unselfish care of a Mother Teresa to the heart-pounding passion of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Yet with Valentine's Day upon us it's the romantic variety tugging at our heartstrings, especially if we lack that special someone to share it with.
13/02/2014 12:39 GMT