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Columns

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

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

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

June 2012

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

What (if anything) is at stake in the Trinity?

Column

January 2012

Spirit Story

By Leslie Sinclair

A Hindu practice, a Christian awakening

Column

January 2012

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

What does it mean that Jesus saves

Column

December 2011

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

End-of-life choices

Column

December 2011

The Big Question

By John McTavish

Was God ever born?

Column

December 2011

At Issue

By Michael Webster

When to 'Fa-la-la'

Blog Entry

December 2011

Hope, passion, urgency and destiny

By Alanna Mitchell

Why Africans are leading the charge to renew the Kyoto Protocol

Blog Entry

November 2011

Why I don’t 'believe' in climate change

By Alanna Mitchell

Carbon emissions are a fact, not a faith system

Blog Entry

November 2011

Lacking leadership in a high-carbon world

By Alanna Mitchell

Withdrawing from Kyoto would show that Canada is part of the problem rather than the solution

Blog Entry

November 2011

Climate is not a negotiation

By Alanna Mitchell

Either we play by the planet’s rules, or the planet ‘shakes us off like gnats’

Column

November 2011

My View

By

Are we relevant?

Column

November 2011

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Baffled by gizmos

Column

November 2011

The Big Question

By Wayne Hilliker

Does God test us?

Column

October 2011

The Big Question

By James Christie

Does God need to be thanked?

Column

October 2011

My View

By Christopher White

Words to brand by

Column

September 2011

My View

By Kelly Salter

God and Google

Column

September 2011

The Big Question

By Orville James

Does Christian faith make believers happier?

Column

September 2011

Generations

By Brian Platt

Loosen up a little

Blog Entry

August 2011

Prophets in our midst

By Miriam Spies

A transformative weekend comes to a close

Blog Entry

August 2011

Finding our voice

By Miriam Spies

Youth dream big at Rendez-vous 2011

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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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