“What I Learned from a Dying Patient,” by Dr. E. Wesley Ely

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Many people today say they are not religious but that they are spiritual.  Which begs the question, what is spirituality?  I often hear spirituality as being where we find meaning and purpose in life.  It is that, surely, but I prefer to define spirituality in relational terms.  To me, spirituality is the innate human ability […]

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Science and Religion at the Crossroads: An Evening with Andy Newberg

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This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a seminar hosted by the Foundation for Contemporary Theology titled “Religion and Science at the Crossroads.” It was a panel discussion on ‘neurotheology,’ featuring a pioneer of the field as the keynote speaker, Andy Newberg, as well as Cindy Wigglesworth and Rice professors April DeConick and […]

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In the Future, Will Healthcare Be Reserved for the Rich?

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Marc Lichtenfeld is an Investment Strategist and he is concerned that in the future healthcare will be available largely for the rich.  In his online blog he writes:  “When my mother had a medical issue a few months ago, she didn’t even bother calling her doctor. She just showed up. Luckily, the front office staff was competent, took one […]

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3 Steps to Unlock Your Intuition

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It all began… …three summers ago, on a morning not much different than today.  Sun shining.  Texas heat already showing itself.  My first stop was to see the radiologist for a breast biopsy (following a questionable mammogram).  Later I visited the kidney doctor for my annual check-up.  Hit it all in one day is how I like […]

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ISH in the News: Getting Serious about Spirituality and Health

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The below post appeared on the Contemplative Outreach website in fall 2014. Author: Gard Jameson, Boulder City, NV, Contemplative Outreach Coordinator, Las Vegas Anything less than a contemplative perspective on life is an almost certain program for unhappiness. – Father Thomas Keating Recently a group from Las Vegas enjoyed a gracious tour of the Texas […]

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