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Columns

Column

February 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Soul coaches help clients live a life of purpose

Column

January 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

There’s a lot more to the ‘spiritual but not religious’ than Oprah and sunsets. Churchgoers, take note.

Column

January 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.’

Column

January 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

A soft-spoken God

Column

January 2015

Spirit Story

By Anne Bokma

Winter’s perfection

Column

June 2012

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

What (if anything) is at stake in the Trinity?

Column

January 2012

Spirit Story

By Leslie Sinclair

A Hindu practice, a Christian awakening

Column

January 2012

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

What does it mean that Jesus saves

Column

December 2011

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

End-of-life choices

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

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Enclaves of the elderly

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Video

ObserverDocs: A shoulder to lean on

by Observer Staff

Sheima Benembarek was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Morocco and moved to Canada in 2005. In 2015, she relocated to Toronto. At first, the city seemed so much bigger, impersonal — and even threatening — until a fateful encounter in the subway one day.

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Faith

January 2017

Presbytery turns down bid to halt Vosper hearing

by Mike Milne

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

February 2017

An anatomy of hate

by Douglas Tindal

It’s on the rise everywhere. The writer explores our most troubling emotion and asks how we might overcome it.

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

January 2017

The new agrarians

by Lois Ross

In the next 15 years, almost half of Canadian farms will change hands. Meet seven millennials who view agriculture as a career — and moral calling.

Faith

March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

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