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Columns

Column

December 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Are we what we eat?

Column

December 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘What is God already doing, and how can we co-operate?’

Column

December 2015

Spirit Story

By Geegee Mills

Christmas Eve, disrupted

Column

December 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

More and more retailers feature merchandise with a metaphysical twist

Column

November 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Are all religions inherently the same?

Column

November 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘No law or set of laws can bring peace to a world of grabbers. ’

Feature

November 2015

Spirit Story

By Jay P. Olson

The compassion of strangers

Column

October 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Should church and state mix?

Column

October 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘What is the real breath of a man — the breathing out or the breathing in?’

Column

October 2015

Spirit Story

By Keith Reynolds

Surrounded by song

Column

October 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

For the non-religious, giving thanks without God has merit. It’s the attitude of gratitude that counts.

Column

September 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Do not depend on the hope of results.’ — Thomas Merton

Column

September 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Good vibrations help drummers tap into the rhythms of the universe

Column

September 2015

Spirit Story

By Alexa Gilmour

On the wings of grace

Column

July 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘These are the days of the endless summer. . . . There’s only here, there’s only now.’

Column

July 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

God, and all that jazz

Column

July 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Sojourners find comfort, connection and companionship on the road less travelled

Column

June 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘As we begin to listen to each other’s stories, things begin to change . . .’

Column

June 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Where science meets faith

Column

June 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

New research makes a case for psychedelic drugs offering profound spiritual experiences

Column

May 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Theology of work

Column

May 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘Remember who you are.’

Feature

May 2015

Spirit Story

By Janet Stobie

Twice blessed

Column

May 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

When good goes viral

Column

April 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Women, Earth and God

Column

April 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers’

Column

April 2015

Spirit Story

By Lorna Day

A New York moment

Column

April 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Instead of gazing heavenward for assistance, meditation enthusiasts are looking within

Column

March 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

'We have this treasure in earthen vessels.’

Column

March 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

The theology of trauma

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ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

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