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Columns

Column

December 2008

Midlife Matters

By Larry Krotz

Work is a blessing, it’s what keeps you alive. So why should I retire?

Column

November 2008

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Living risk-free begins as a means to preserve life but ends up confining it

Column

November 2008

Restless Soul

By Sara Jewell

We're at a crossroads regarding the way we celebrate Christmas

Column

October 2008

Midlife Matters

By Larry Krotz

Making a will forces us to imagine the world without us but also gives us a say in that world

Column

October 2008

At Issue

By Connie denBok

Have our best efforts to eliminate sexism and racism morphed into new exclusions?

Column

September 2008

Rites of Passage

By Michael Webster

Running at 60

Column

September 2008

Rites of Passage

By Drew Halfnight

Old man from Guatemala shows kernels of honesty, fields of truth

Column

September 2008

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

The terrible things people do begs the question: Are all humans “essentially good?”

Column

September 2008

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Awareness of awe provides the soil in which spirituality takes root

Column

July 2008

Rites of Passage

By Allan Reeve

Out of my head, into the wild

Column

July 2008

At Issue

By Connie denBok

The warranty has ended on my parents' generation

Column

July 2008

Midlife Matters

By Larry Krotz

It's now time for the 40-plussers to scramble

Column

June 2008

Rites of Passage

By Barbara McIntyre

A body fallen ill, a soul gone searching

Column

June 2008

Restless Soul

By Sara Jewell

Turn off the cell phone. Put away the iPod. Your language skills are suffering.

Column

June 2008

Living in faith

By Keith Howard

Discipleship that leaves a mark

Column

May 2008

Midlife Matters

By Larry Krotz

Every generation needs to confront the reality of economic disparity

Column

May 2008

At Issue

By Connie denBok

Can a national church still capture the essence of what it means to be Christian?

Arts Feature

May 2008

Rites of Passage

By Doug Charrett

Down paths of rediscovery

Column

April 2008

Rites of Passage

By Allan Wilson

Wonder at the upper edges of life

Column

April 2008

Restless Soul

By Sara Jewell

Surviving on faith

Column

April 2008

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

A time of terror and amazement

Column

April 2008

At Issue

By Michael Webster

Gambling: You bet it’s fun

Feature

March 2006

Living the Faith

By Carolyn Pogue

Sometimes it's in the emptiness of our deserts that we see the signs that bring hope and peace

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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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