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Vision Guides: Julian of Norwich

West Central Abbey 1832 W. Dean Ave., Spokane

In this retreat we will notice the loving Spirit speaking through creation.

$25

Vision Guides: Hildegard of Bingen

West Central Abbey 1832 W. Dean Ave., Spokane

In this retreat we will connect to the energizing Spirit which empowers imagination.

$25

Visionary Guides: Hildegard of Bingen

West Central Abbey 1832 W. Dean Ave., Spokane

In this retreat, Hildegard will teach us to connect to the energizing Spirit and we will practice prayer with art.

$25

Vision Guides: Teresa of Avila

West Central Abbey 1832 W. Dean Ave., Spokane

In this retreat we will learn to understand the language of the Spirit living within.

$25

Dodging Atheism, One Note at a Time

My last column traced my journey from Christianity, through agnosticism, into the Baha’i Faith. Given my attitudes towards religion during a dozen agnostic years, I’ve often considered why I didn’t become an atheist. The short answer is, I didn’t have the chutzpah to state authoritatively that the God I didn’t believe in didn’t exist. On reflection, two major influences (besides lack of chutzpah) kept me from becoming an atheist: nature and liturgical music. 

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Leonard Cohen Documentary “Hallelujah” Solidifies The Power of a Song

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” chronicles the legendary musician’s life — from his early days as a poet to his final tour and everything in between — through the lens of his most famous song. Beyond the song’s independent legend and impact on music history, the film offers a perfect example of the way Cohen’s life and work straddled the line between spiritual and sensual. 

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