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Opinion

Column

May 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Eulogy for a closed church

Column

April 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

Generation iPad

Column

April 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The Invitation: Show children what we mean by our baptismal vows

Column

April 2014

The Big Question

By David Ewart

What does it mean that Jesus rose on the third day?

Column

April 2014

Spirit Story

By Mary Bowen

Consider the orchids

Column

April 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Two media, same message

Column

March 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

United but not uniform

Column

March 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The invitation: Compose a prayer that's authentic for you

Column

March 2014

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

Does God need the church?

Column

March 2014

Spirit Story

By Alicia von Stamwitz

Welcoming the stranger

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

Reality Check

By David Ewart

No new members?

Column

February 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The invitation: Ask yourself what you are most and least grateful for?

Column

February 2014

The Big Question

By James Christie

Does Jesus love me?

Column

February 2014

Spirit Story

By Paul Knowles

Acts of creation

Column

February 2014

Good mourning

By David Wilson

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

Column

January 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

It’s not your fault

Column

January 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

THE INVITATION: Share your most transformative spiritual practices

Column

January 2014

The Big Question

By Bruce Sanguin

Is God a separate being?

Column

January 2014

Spirit Story

By Lloyd Bruce

From these hands, a cross

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

Finish This Sentence

By David Giuliano

To the young adults who grew up in the United Church but no longer attend, I would like to say . . . sorry.

Column

December 2013

The Big Question

By Sandra Beardsall

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25?

Column

December 2013

Spirit Story

By John T. Harries

Unexpected gifts

Column

December 2013

The intern economy

By David Wilson

Full-time salaried jobs continue to be a scarcity

Column

October 2013

Finish This Sentence

By Patricia Clarke

“In worship, the United Church should, now and then . . . just shut up.

Column

October 2013

The Big Question

By Paul Reed

How did Jesus treat those living with disabilities?

Column

October 2013

Spirit Story

By Mandi Baker

Pots of joy

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

The Big Question

By Janet Silman

Does the church need ministers?

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

The daughter and adoptive mother of one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women share their story

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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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