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Opinion

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

May 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Consenting to a miracle

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

April 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Where the money comes from

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

Column

March 2015

Spirit Story

By Debbie McMillan

Uncle Dudley’s Jesus

Column

March 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

They may not have a church community, but the ‘spiritual but not religious’ still need to connect

Column

March 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

The picture of innocence

Column

February 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

God in a mobile world

Column

February 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant.’

Column

February 2015

Spirit Story

By Pam Brown

Sign language

Column

February 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Soul coaches help clients live a life of purpose

Column

February 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Philanthropy in free fall

Column

January 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

There’s a lot more to the ‘spiritual but not religious’ than Oprah and sunsets. Churchgoers, take note.

Column

January 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.’

Column

January 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

A soft-spoken God

Column

January 2015

Spirit Story

By Anne Bokma

Winter’s perfection

Column

January 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

New Year’s evolutions

Blog Entry

December 2014

‘My stomach hurt; I felt beaten up. What had I done to bring this on?’

By Anne Simmonds

In the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, many brave women have shared stories of sexual violence. I’ve decided it’s finally time to tell my own. And it involves a colleague in United Church ministry.

Column

December 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

Giving as God gives

Column

December 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

Sing we joyous

Column

December 2014

The Big Question

By James Christie

Why is Christmas still such a big deal?

Column

December 2014

Spirit Story

By Bill Millar

The last pageant

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Video

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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