Beliefnet
Everyday Spirituality
Divine Science Archives

Discovery: In the 1860s, Mary Baker Eddy discovered a reality of divine mind and its manifestation. She called it Christian Science and said it included a system of mental healing, the same system used by Christ Jesus and prophets. Before […]

We were at a community festival. With a few minutes of free time. Spontaneity hit and we started yammering. “I’ve lost a lot of friends the past few years,” he soon said, matter-of-factly. I nodded. And, our conversation about politics […]

The Human Origins exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is fascinating and rather inclusive. Detailed visuals explain the theory of evolution rather well. There is also a corner where experts comment on their ability […]

The following numbers frighten more than horror movies: Helpguide.org reports that “Roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse. [And] 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at […]

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 […]