I write about American religions.
For The New York Times I’ve written about New Age superstar Marianne Williamson and A Course In Miracles; an entrepreneurial End Times evangelist who says the Bible foretold Donald Trump; the revival of a forgotten 19th-century scripture called the Oahspe; poet-turned-psychic Jane Roberts’s Seth channeling; and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire’s turn towards Judaism. I’ve also written about the iconic New York subway psychic known as Keano, magic amulets, Jewish Sufis, Theosophists, the Nation of Islam and a modern-day vampire guru.
Find some of that writing here.
I have also written extensively about Black Israelites or Hebrew Israelites. This work has been anthologized in a new volume from Routledge.
I am a contributing editor and former staff writer at The Forward, where my work won the Rockower Award for Excellence in Feature Writing.
I speak about my work: As a two-time guest on the Classical Ideas Podcast and National Public Radio and at the Religion Seminar at Columbia University and the Religion News Conference.
I am currently a Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Santa Barbara.