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What We Read This Week


  Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE/PETS Have we reached Peak Dog in our cities? August 26 is National Dog Day. In New York State, it’s the law: WHEREAS, National Dog Day honors dogs by giving them “a day” to show deep […]

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Brush with the Spirit


by Carolyn Pogue Feeding creativity and spirituality may help to solve our problems. This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ .    Danah Cox is a Renaissance man. Gifted artist, minister, storyteller, chef and computer wizard. And he’s in the throes of starting a new thing at St. Andrews Centre […]

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Holy rebels


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Calgary’s St. Brigid’s heralds a new era with womenpriests I can walk to church in 15 minutes, but last week, I drove to the deep south of Calgary in search of St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Community. I met Monica […]

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No more wannabes


by Carolyn Pogue In our new Canada, we can be our authentic selves This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . Also, check out “Sorry: Why Our Church Apologized” at Wood Lake Book Publishing In The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King begins […]

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Travelling to the ‘spirit world’


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Lent means always walking up that awful hill. The road to Golgotha can be so long, tedious, difficult. And at the top? Crucifixion. And then the grave. Lights out. Despite that, therein lies the beauty of our story. It’s about […]

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Travelling to the ‘spirit world’


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Is deep Christian meditation any different from a shamanic journey? What’s a United Church woman doing on a shamanic weekend in a yurt? Satisfying her curiosity? Answering her own question about how to re-view the world? Listening for echoes of […]

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