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If you’ve escaped a toxic relationship, keep moving forward. If you got a better job, keep at it. If you joined a better church, stay worshipful at it. If you miss the friends you’ve outgrown, make new friends. Don’t fraternize […]

As a journalist, I remind myself of the limitation of “the word.” Human language is imperfect, incomplete. I learned this fact through religion. In my religion, I came across churchy authorities who stressed (a.k.a. censored) reading only two books for […]

It’s hard to believe God created everything for us human beings, on an earth which is but a speck of dust in the universe. The above sentence is what I heard from New York University Professor of Philosophy Tim Maudlin […]

I live in rural America. Really rural. A quick glance through the local newspaper told me it was “Movie and Cinnamon Bun night at Kellogg School” last night. So, off we went to Kellogg School in the nearest Hamlet of […]

First printed in Times Union February 24, 2018 While not excusing sexual misconduct in the name of religion, I dare say religion arms me in the fight against it, even when changes come slowly. I welcome new policies targeting sexual […]

Spirit persuades rather than forces, attracts rather than pushes, and encourages rather than pulls. We are spiritual ideas rather than human beings. From 21st Century Science and Health: Science reveals Spirit, Soul, as reflected by spiritual beings. Soul is not […]

Amid our nation’s terrors, we should remember that our neighbors need comfort and hope, they need useful religion. The bad news is that religion gets a bad rap in the West. The good news is that religion is on the […]

Jesus said, “know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31) Free of what? Pain, loneliness, lack? Or, freedom from responsibility toward family and society? Big difference and I believe Jesus meant freedom from pain loneliness, and […]

More than one million selfies are taken per day? Blah. Sounds like a self-obsessed world. Or, is it self-awareness? Can selfies lead to self-awaking? Can it lead to an awareness of God? Experts and researchers are trying to answer those […]

Experts say, surprises are good for us. How can this be? Research shows that surprises work on the brain’s dopamine system and allows us to focus our attention better. Data claims that surprises inspire us to look at our situations […]