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Opinion

Column

May 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

The value of a dollar

Column

May 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The Invitation: Find your Graceland

Column

May 2014

The Big Question

By Michael Webster

If heaven is so great, why aren’t we hurrying to get there

Column

May 2014

Spirit story

By Bethany Van Lingen

The dance goes on

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.

Faith

The author is baptized at Central United in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Al Coe)

Why I got baptized in a United Church at the age of 42

by Jacqueline Mercer-Livesey

"I told myself that I didn’t need to go to church to believe in God. I found peace and the Holy Spirit in the things that surrounded me. But still, there was a nagging sense of something missing."

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Observations

Editor/Publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Observations: The rewards of letting go

by Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the upcoming changes for The United Church of Canada, the magazine and in her own life.

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Video

ObserverDocs: Two nurses tackle Vancouver's opioid crisis

Richard Moore is a resident of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In this poignant interview, he explains the important work of nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles.

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Faith

July 2018

250 United Church leaders have a message for Doug Ford

by Emma Prestwich

They're urging the new Ontario premier to remember those in need as he carries out promised economic reform.

Culture

July 2018

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s path a century after his birth

by Tim Johnson

A travel writer visits some of the places that shaped the anti-apartheid icon’s life.

Interviews

July 2018

Jamil Jivani sheds light on why young men radicalize

by Suzanne Bowness

In his book 'Why Young Men,' Jamil Jivani talks about his own experience as a troubled youth.

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