Despite tough economic times, the next generation will find its own answers
By David Wilson May 2011
With the encouragement of your spouses, you and your best friend decide to vacation in Cuba together. One night at a salsa club, your friend meets an attractive local and the sparks begin to fly. You can see where this might lead and how you might be caught in the middle. Do you intervene?
By Kevin Little and Lee Simpson May 2011
Why did Jesus die?
By Sandra Beardsall April 2011
The last class settled
By Anne Hines April 2011
The Arctic and Antarctica spell out the hard truths about the health of our planet
By David Wilson April 2011
Your widowed and ailing mother is thinking about selling her house and moving into a seniors’ complex. Suddenly your wayward 45-year-old brother shows up. Mom is overjoyed that he’s come home to care for her, but you suspect the motive is really money and real estate. What do you do?
By Bob Giuliano and Connie denBok April 2011
What is the real power of prayer?
By Nancy Steeves March 2011
The right to die
By Sheila Noyes March 2011
Secularization does not mean the end of religion. It means better conversations about faith.
By David Wilson March 2011
Your childhood best friend from next door has died of a drug overdose on the streets of a faraway city. Her estranged brother, who still lives next door, is her only surviving relative. He cut ties with her long ago and won’t consider a proper funeral. You feel she deserves one. Do you arrange it anyway?
By Ken Gallinger and Ruth McQuirter Scott March 2011
How do we know Jesus wasn’t just a myth?
By John McTavish February 2011
Kick the bucket list
By Larry Krotz February 2011
A debate over God’s place in 21st-century Christianity can’t be avoided
By David Wilson February 2011
Your 19-year-old son confides to you that his girlfriend is secretly bulimic. In sharing this news, he acknowledges he has broken a trust with his girlfriend and swears you to secrecy. You and the girlfriend’s mother have become good friends; you see each other at choir practice and at church on Sundays. What do you do?
By Kevin Little and Lee Simpson February 2011
Did Jesus intend to start Christianity?
By James Christie January 2011
By Karen Stiller January 2011
With poker becoming ever more present in Canadian culture, it's time for the United Church to speak out against gambling
By David Wilson January 2011
A boyfriend from long ago finds you through Facebook. Despite memories of a bitter breakup, you decide to accept his request to be an online friend. After a while, his messages start to sound suicidal. You suspect he is toying with you, but you worry he may be serious. How do you handle this?
By Connie denBok and Bob Giuliano January 2011
Do I need to be certain about my faith?
By Wayne Hilliker December 2010
No one's priority
By Brian Platt December 2010
Anti-Islamic sentiment is on the rise almost everywhere. Canadians need to be on the lookout for signs of it here.
By David Wilson December 2010
It’s the afternoon before Christmas and you are alone at the office, finishing some urgent work. A courier arrives with a gift basket. Normally your office donates gift baskets to the local food bank. But you haven't bought anything for your mother yet, and she would love this. Time is short. What do you do?
By Ken Gallinger and Ruth McQuirter Scott December 2010
Your elderly neighbour’s poodle is sick and suffering, and you can hear it whimpering in the backyard. You’ve asked him several times about whether he plans to put the dog out of its misery. But he lives alone and says he can’t bear to let go of his faithful companion.
What do you do?
By Kevin Little and Lee Simpson November 2010
Can God’s existence be proved?
By Therese DesCamp November 2010
A woman's wrath
By Patricia Clarke November 2010
There are plenty of reasons to feel anger today, but it's what we do with it that counts
By David Wilson November 2010
What was Jesus thankful for?
By Janet Silman October 2010
The urge to exert
By Larry Krotz October 2010
Canada is the place where my neighbour and I want to be
By David Wilson October 2010
Your mother always hosts Thanksgiving dinner and insists on making everything herself. She considers this her “gift” to her children and grandchildren and is offended by offers to help. But last Thanksgiving, her increasing forgetfulness resulted in an unstuffed turkey, over-boiled veggies and a burnt pumpkin pie. Everyone went home hungry.
Do you step in?
By Bob Giuliano and Connie denBok October 2010