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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson’s column “Consciousness and Health” has appeared on a number of national media websites including The Washington Times, The Washington Post, KevinMD, The Houston Chronicle and American Public Media's "On Being” blog. Eric also serves as the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Northern California, enjoys road biking, and is more than happy to chat with anyone, anytime, about baseball.

How prayer defuses violence

‘If you think out from original goodness instead of original sin, you get God out of the box and discover what the image and likeness of God really looks like.’

The most important thing we can teach our kids

‘In an era in which so many people slip off the rails during adolescence, we don’t have the luxury of ignoring a resource that could see them through.’

What should be the top health question in every state?

What if we asked ourselves not how long a particular physical condition might last but, instead, whether we are, at our core, material or spiritual in nature?

Is there a cure for racism?

Chances are that we do more to protect ourselves from the common cold than the temptation to see people of another race as a threat to our well-being.

The one thing that will keep mind-body medicine out of the mud

‘Is there a time we will discover that healing responses and mind-body medicine really moves more toward the mind side than the body side?’

Lessons learned (or not) from the ‘Summer of Love’

The question is not whether drugs and sex are bad, but whether such potentially self-indulgent avenues to acquiring spiritual wisdom should be considered genuine.

The (spiritual) limits to technology

As technology improves, so too will our ability to understand the spiritual intelligence that leads to improved physical bodies and divinely inspired lives.

A survey of one: Spiritual practice key to religion’s survival

‘Any religion that encourages and supports a deeper appreciation of God and an unconditional love for humanity will continue to progress and to thrive.’

Expanding our definition of ‘spiritual competence’

‘Mom had this remarkable ability to see past whatever scrape I’d gotten myself into and detect something of my true substance, and in so doing, to alleviate my fear.’

A letter to my goddaughter on the occasion of her First Communion

St. John said, "We love because He first loved us." This means our capacity to love comes directly from God, that it can’t be taken away, that it will never end.

Top Photo Galleries

The Raincoats, The Kitchen, Live Recordings, and “Gurl(s) 29”

"Gurl(s) 29" Gina Birch and Ana da Silva, members of the post -punk phenomenon The Raincoats, escape a gig in Philly and record a live album at The Kitchen in NYC.