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In addition to the articles I've had published in the Christian Science periodicals, I've also written for a number of online outlets, including KevinMD, Communities Digital News, and American Public Media's 'On Being' blog. Here's just a selection...

The following are opening remarks made at an interfaith presentation in Castro Valley, CA

In her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, makes a compelling statement. She w...

“Spiritual but not religious.”

How often have we heard someone describe themselves this way and thought, “Well, at least there’s hope” – hope, that is, that even though the number of people who revere all things sacred and divine but reject organized...

It was a moment that can only be described as the grace of God: Reciting the Lord’s Prayer with a dozen friends during a lunchtime meeting in Palo Alto and realizing, mid-prayer no less, that no one owes me a thing. Not money. Not a token of their ap...

I remember hearing the story of a woman who, instead of giving up something of her own choosing for Lent, decided instead to poll her friends and ask them what she should give up.

She’d originally thought of going with something easy like promising no...

As the story goes, a woman who had been suffering for some time with a physical ailment made her way through a large crowd until she was close enough to touch the border of Jesus’ robe. Within moments she was healed.

When Jesus asked, “Who touched me?...

Tempting as it was to dismiss as so much hooey the recent news that an ex-Google executive had filed an application with the IRS to form an official “religion of technology” dedicated to the worship of artificial intelligence, I had to stop myself. I...

In his opening remarks to the U.C. Berkeley Greater Good Science Center “Gratitude & Well-Being at Work” conference, held last November in San Francisco, “gratitude guru” Dr. Robert Emmons pointed out that there are two aspects of gratitude: the part...

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