Inside Voices

Exploring the evolution of religion and spirituality

I explore the evolution of wisdom, religion, and spirituality, which I feel is at the heart of realizing a better future. I'm attuned to Isaac Asmiov's idea that "the saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom," as well as E.O. Wilson's idea that "the real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology."

I believe we can become wiser as a species and that our institutions will evolve, but it will take work. As such, I'm interested in an approach to wisdom and spirituality that's more universal than tribal — a view that works in tandem with science, in the vein of Carl Sagan's line, “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality."

I used to write regularly on Medium and am now only starting to switch earnestly to Substack, which I've grown to love. I currently spend most of my time working on a project I cofounded called Uplift Kids, which helps families explore wisdom and timeless values together. This year I've primarily been creating a wisdom library there to highlight wisdom from traditions around the world.

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Exploring the evolution of wisdom, religion, secularism, and spirituality


Co-Founder at, which helps families explore wisdom and timeless values together. Writing here about reconstruction, post-secularism, metamodernism (or envisioning a future that includes the best of the past and transcends the worst).