Bernie Sanders: A Spiritual but not Religious (SBNR) Leader?

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Bernie Sanders: A Spiritual but not Religious (SBNR) Leader?

Sanders' admits, "I'm not religious, only spiritual." What caught my eye during Sanders’ bid for the 2016 Democratic ...

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A Yin Crowd? Spiritual but not Religious a Crowd-sourced System?

Is there a connection between the popularity of crowd-sourced ventures like Kickstarter and Wikipedia and the spiritual but ...

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The Spiritual but Not Religious Millennial

What do Millennials Believe?

According to recent research, many Millennials consider themselves spiritual but not religious. What does ...

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Spirituality Research: Have We Unfuzzied the Fuzzy Yet?

There is a well known article in spirituality research circles called "Religion and Spirituality: Unfuzzying the Fuzzy" (Zinnbauer ...

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What Ever Happened to the New Age Movement?

It is not obvious what happened to the New Age movement. In the late 80s it was gaining ...

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Did You Just Call Me New Age?

If I had a toonie for every spiritual but not religious  person I met who has told me ...

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Grassroots Spiritual Networks: Simple but Efficient

Grassroots spiritual networks are all around us. And they are very effective at knitting the spiritual but not ...

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Religious and Spiritual Apps on the Rise

The use of religious and spiritual apps is on the rise. This trend is sometimes called "Techno-spirituality." It ...

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SBNR in Action: A Bikram Yoga Fundraiser

Yoga is becoming a hot charity. Yoga fundraisers are becoming a very popular form of social outreach. Take ...

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Do SBNR Navel Gazers Irritate You?

Many  people have a clear distaste for spirituality practiced outside brick and mortar institutions. It is quite common to ...

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God Within Me?

If you talk to SBNRs, before long you are gonna hear someone say "I find God within me." ...

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Why Are SBNRs Leaving the Church?

A big question on the minds of many clergy today is "Why are SBNRs leaving the church?" What ...

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Spiritual Experiences Kept Secret

Many people today have spiritual experiences. That could be a feeling of oneness and awe in the face of ...

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Modern Mystic Finds We Are All One

Justin, a 48 year old SBNR who lives in Ontario, devotes large amounts of time volunteering for an ...

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Pop Psychology Spreads SBNR Values

No doubt about it, pop psychology spreads spiritual but not religious values. Take for example, The Six Pillars ...

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SBNR and New Trends in Death and Dying

The spiritual but not religious (SBNR) movement is creating new trends in death and dying. Because many SBNRs ...

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What’s the Link between CAM Therapies and Spirituality?

Do you sense there is a link between complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies and spirituality but don't quite ...

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What Are Some Common SBNR Names for “God?”

What are some of the common  SBNRs (spiritual but not religious) names for "God?" One of the confusing ...

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“Engage your core”: Yoga as a protest movement

If you think the only goal of yoga is relaxation and  inward reflection, you may be in for ...

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Churches Forced into Obsolecence?

Churches are being forced into obsolescence. This reminds me of the way cell phones have made land lines ...

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How many Canadians are spiritual but not religious?

Of all the questions people ask me about the spiritual but not religious phenomenon, the "How ...

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What holds SBNR together if there is no “church?”

One of the reasons "spiritual but not religious" has evaded serious attention is the entrenched belief ...

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Feeling Good, Doing Good: An SBNR Approach to Social Change

You've probably heard the Gandhian maxim "Be the change you want to see in the world." ...

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What do surfing and belly dancing have in common?

Why they are spiritual activities of course! Increasingly, what were once secular activities are taking on ...

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We’re off!

I am so excited! There is so much happening in the world of"spiritual but not religious." When I ...