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Editorials

Column

May 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Consenting to a miracle

Column

April 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Where the money comes from

Column

March 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

The picture of innocence

Column

February 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Philanthropy in free fall

Column

January 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

New Year’s evolutions

Column

December 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Truth-telling on the fringes

Column

November 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

The outlaws of cyberspace

Column

October 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

What health care really means

Column

September 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Great mind, soulful yearnings

Column

July 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

A labour of love

Column

June 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Trashing the global ocean

Column

May 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Eulogy for a closed church

Column

April 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Two media, same message

Column

March 2014

Caught between two Koreas

By David Wilson

With North Koreans now recognized as South Korean nationals, those living in asylum now face deportation

Column

February 2014

Good mourning

By David Wilson

People of faith should celebrate, not belittle, mega-funerals

Column

January 2014

The sober side of Rob Ford

By David Wilson

The debacle involving Toronto's mayor was a reminder that democracy begins, not ends, with elections

Column

December 2013

The intern economy

By David Wilson

Full-time salaried jobs continue to be a scarcity

Column

October 2013

Polar opposites, common ground

By David Wilson

There's a growing appetite for discussions about faith — including a lack of it

Column

October 2013

Reaching the age of surveillance

By David Wilson

The digital revolution has dazzled us so much that we haven’t considered its downside

Column

September 2013

The spirit of independence

By David Wilson

Though an arm’s length apart, The Observer and the United Church are probably closer than ever before

Column

July 2013

The legacy of ’88

By David Wilson

Like it or not, the great sexuality debate was the most significant turning point in the church’s history

Column

June 2013

The real cost of gold

By David Wilson

A surge in new mining ventures has triggered an upswing in activism

Column

May 2013

Far away but close to home

By David Wilson

Why should we care about an endangered bird in Argentina? The answer is easy: the extinction of one species is a tragedy that extends across the whole of Creation

Column

April 2013

Church beyond the borders

By David Wilson

Are we ready to consider new visions and the big changes that go along with them?

Column

March 2013

An oldster among hipsters

By David Wilson

We're finding new ways to connect with people beyond the traditional boundaries of church

Column

February 2013

A curious lack of wonder

By David Wilson

Technology is advancing at an unimaginable pace, yet we’ve become remarkably blasé about it

Column

January 2013

Hope's second chance

By David Wilson

The full extent of Obama's quiet revolution became apparent this past November

Column

December 2012

An old column’s next chapter

By David Wilson

The range of acceptable questions are still as limitless as readers' curiosity

Column

November 2012

Letters from a young soldier

By David Wilson

Missives from the past make Remembrance Day less of a struggle

Column

October 2012

The United Church still matters

By David Wilson

Symbolic decisions marked the 41st General Council

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ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

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