USA Today recently published an article outlining the increase in Army medical discharges due to mental health issues (Mental Illness Costing Military Soldiers by Gregg Zoroya published on July 25, 2010).
According to the article, 1,224 soldiers were medically discharged last year due to post-traumatic stress disorder. “These numbers really just validate the mental health communities’ concern about multiple deployments,” says Adrian Atizado, who specializes in health issues as assistant national legislative director for Disabled American Veterans. “Mind and body are both taking a beating.”
In this audio webcast from Spirituality.com, Janet Horton, a 28-year Army veteran and former military chaplain, talks about the spiritual ideas that have inspired and supported her through her years of service in the armed forces, including her experiences at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. She shares healing experiences and answers questions about post-traumatic stress disorder, ways to pray for loved ones in combat as well as the victims of war, and how prayer in combat is possible and essential.
Click here to hear the entire discussion: www.spirituality.com
Christian Science Summer 2010 Bible Camp is proud to present “The Parables”, a play based on Jesus’ parables and preformed by the children. It is the culmination of our study for the week. Please join us at 11:30 a.m. on Friday August 6, at Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 3575 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin TX 78738 (Lakeway). There is plenty of free parking and a pizza party following the show.
You can now WATCH recently recorded Christian Science talks. There are currently 15 to choose from, including one in French with English subtitles. Click here to see the complete list. www.ChristianScience.com
Do you have questions about technology’s impact on your life? Technology does not have to be at odds with your spirituality. Join this live audio pod for some spiritual perspectives of technology. Speaker Rick Dearborn is Director of Digital Media at Principia College and is in the part–time practice of Christian Science healing. Tuesday August 3, 2010 1-2pm CT. Click here for more information or to join the live chat. www.spirituality.com
The downtown Austin church’s monthly July 2010 newsletter is now available. July-2010-Newsletter
Timely perhaps for Father’s Day… the title of today’s audio chat from www.spirituality.com is “What is true manhood”. 1pm CST. There are so many different models when thinking about men – fathers, sons, friends. But men are also often thought of as abusers, bullies. There are many men in history that demonstrate true, pure manhood – Jesus standing out in particular. Join this audio chat with David Stevens, CSB, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher – to explore more about true manhood. http://www.spirituality.com/chats/stevensd/index.jhtml;jsessionid=NK4TO5LHXUPLHKGL4LYCFEQ
Are you looking for a spiritual perspective about the Gulf oil spill? Perhaps you’ve wondered how you can help be part of the solution. Below are just a few of the many wonderful resources available for your thoughtful consideration.
A quick search “oil spill” on www. spirituality.com brings up a number of articles including an audio chat from May 6, 2010 with Kit Wittich entitled “Prayer about the Gulf Coast oil spill.” Click here to listen. You can also read various answers from around the world to the question “How are you praying for resolution to ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?” Click here to read.
This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson is on the subject “Is the Universe evolved by Atomic Force?” A thought-provoking question “Does God notice the magnitude of human problems? Does He care?” has been posed on www.TMCYouth.com and invites the public share to their answers, thoughts, and additional questions.
The Christian Science Monitor has ongoing coverage from a news perspective. But it also has several articles based on a Christian Science perspective. From June 1st, “The oil spill and God’s finger” and from June 6th “A healing answer to the Gulf oil spill.”
Feel free to share your thoughts and prayers on this topic in the “Comments” section below.
The downtown Austin church’s monthly June 2010 newsletter is now available. June-2010-Newsletter