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Columns

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

Blog Entry

August 2011

The power of story

By Miriam Spies

Tales of transformation inspire at national youth gathering

Blog Entry

August 2011

New friends, abundant community

By Miriam Spies

Rendez-vous 2011 begins with a bang

Blog Entry

August 2011

Time for a Rendez-vous

By Miriam Spies

A national gathering of United Church young people kicks off today in Toronto

Column

July 2011

The Big Question

By Bruce Sanguin

Does God evolve?

Column

July 2011

A Pastoral Letter

By Mardi Tindal

Our church needs healthy leaders

Column

June 2011

My View

By Eugenia Coates

Save the Memorial Library at Mount Allison University

Column

June 2011

The Big Question

By Janet Silman

Would Jesus approve of inclusive language?

Column

May 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Protecting our kids

Column

May 2011

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

Is God really all-powerful?

Column

April 2011

The Big Question

By Sandra Beardsall

Why did Jesus die?

Column

April 2011

Spirit Story

By Anne Hines

The last class settled

Column

March 2011

The Big Question

By Nancy Steeves

What is the real power of prayer?

Column

March 2011

My View

By Sheila Noyes

The right to die

Column

February 2011

The Big Question

By John McTavish

How do we know Jesus wasn’t just a myth?

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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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