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Columns

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November 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Sober, spiritual – and so much fun

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November 2017

Spirit Story

By Anne Simmonds

Remembrance revisited

Column

October 2017

Conundrums

By Antonio Gualtieri

What is spirituality, anyway?

Column

October 2017

Spirit Story

By Mardi Tindal

Grateful to be here

Column

October 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Non-believers may have rejected doctrine, but they still gather together in community

Column

September 2017

Conundrums

By Christopher Levan

Can forgiveness be forced?

Column

September 2017

Spirit Story

By Sheri Clipperton

A quiet companion

Column

September 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

The drug ayahuasca is risky and illegal, but disciples swear by its spiritual powers

Column

August 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 — Day Two

By Aidan Legault

‘Be the church’

Column

August 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 — Day One

By Aidan Legault

‘We are part of a united — and uniting — community that we call church’

Column

July 2017

Conundrums

By Jane Dawson

Does the church really need to attract millennials?

Column

July 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

10 books to help you understand the habits and drives of the ‘spiritual but not religious’

Column

June 2017

Spirit Story

By Thérèse Samuel

O Canada!

Column

June 2017

Conundrums

By John H. Young

What does it mean to be ‘in essential agreement’?

Column

June 2017

Spirit Story

By Sara Jewell

Fleeting moments of grace

Column

June 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Will deleting God entice unbelievers to join a faith community?

Column

May 2017

Conundrums

By Antonio Gualtieri

Is believing what religious people do?

Column

May 2017

Spirit Story

By Christina Paradela

Naked truths

Column

April 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Non-churchgoers who fast say that depriving the body feeds the soul

Column

April 2017

Conundrums

By Jane Dawson

Is Easter Saturday just a day off?

Column

April 2017

Spirit Story

By Gary Saunders

Not-so-silent meditation

Column

March 2017

Spirit Story

By Alicia von Stamwitz

Hope in a hardware store

Column

March 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Some in the political world are daring to admit that they aren’t a part of any religion

Column

March 2017

Conundrums

By James Christie

What is progressive Christianity?

Column

February 2017

Conundrums

By Nancy Steeves

Are post-theistic congregations any different than service clubs?

Column

February 2017

Spirit Story

By Sheima Benembarek

A shoulder to lean on

Column

February 2017

To the point: A Christian critique of current affairs

By Michael Coren

OMG: What it really means to take God’s name in vain

Column

February 2017

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Whether they’re into chakras or shamanism, SBNRs find their flock through Meetup groups

Column

January 2017

To the Point: A Christian critique of current affairs

By Michael Coren

Middle East: 5 things we can (maybe) all agree on

Column

January 2017

Conundrums

By Christopher Levan

Why pray?

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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Video

ObserverDocs: A Tale of Two Cancers

by Observer Staff

Catherine Gordon's October 2017 feature for The Observer, 'A tale of two cancers,' recently caught the eye of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Washington, D.C.-based team, and inspired a short documentary. Gordon talks about the experience of writing the article and participating in the film.

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Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Faith

September 2017

Yearning

by Jane Dawson

Restless longing is at the core of the human condition, urging us onward through life. What happens when it veers off course?

Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

Faith

October 2017

A tale of two cancers

by Catherine Gordon

One year after the writer discovered she had breast cancer, her sister in California received the same diagnosis. They both recovered, but their experiences were worlds apart.

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

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