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Opinion

Column

January 2013

Finish This Sentence

By Michael Webster

“When people ask me what I do for a living . . . I tell them.”

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

Spirit Story

By Winston Lindsay

Back door

Column

December 2012

Finish This Sentence

By Connie denBok

If the United Church is serious about attracting more young people . . . we might start by asking why we want them

Column

December 2012

The Big Question

By Orville James

Is it okay to ask God for material things?

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

Spirit Story

By John Prochaska

The small, sweet fruits of a life’s late harvest

Column

November 2012

The Big Question

By Lee Simpson

Who would Jesus see in the mirror today?

Column

November 2012

Finish This Sentence

By Brian Platt

In this age of social media, local churches . . . should take full advantage of it, reasonably and intelligently.

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

Finish This Sentence

By Patricia Clarke

Growth in the United Church is . . . a false God.

Column

October 2012

The Big Question

By Sandra Beardsall

Did Christianity borrow from pagan mythology?

Column

October 2012

Spirit Story

By Sheryl Spencer

Friendship comes with open arms

Column

October 2012

The United Church still matters

By David Wilson

Symbolic decisions marked the 41st General Council

Column

September 2012

The Big Question

By Janet Silman

Can you question the divinity of Jesus and still be a Christian?

Column

September 2012

Spirit Story

By Keith Reynolds

On the wings of a heron

Column

September 2012

Hidden history

By David Wilson

When we eradicate a people’s history, we devalue the people themselves

Column

July 2012

Spirit Story

By Alicia von Stamwitz

A lesson in human kindness

Column

July 2012

Finish This Sentence

By Michael Webster

In today’s church, the terms ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ . . . get thrown around way too much.

Column

July 2012

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

Why become a Christian today?

Column

July 2012

Yesterday's crusaders

By David Wilson

Anti-gay posturing of the far right may not factor into upcoming U.S. elections

Column

June 2012

Spirit Story

By Emily Kierstead

Her death was a resurrection

Column

June 2012

Finish this sentence

By Connie denBok

"Sunday school today is ... an exercise in nostalgia"

Column

June 2012

Bridges of tears

By David Wilson

There was plenty of truth-telling in Victoria recently, but not nearly enough reconciliation

Column

May 2012

Spirit Story

By Shelly Manley-Tannis

Forever my mother, always my inspiration

Column

May 2012

Finish This Sentence

By Brian Platt

When I hear, 'I'm spritual but not religious' ... I take it to mean, 'I believe in God, but I'm not a big fan of the Bible.'

Column

May 2012

The Big Question

By Trisha Elliott

Where did the Apocrypha come from?

Column

May 2012

Losing our civility

By David Wilson

Let's face it: rudeness is becoming the new normal

Column

April 2012

Spirit Story

By Janie Robinson

A globetrotter's home truth

Column

April 2012

My View

By Margaret Sagar

Living up to our apology

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Observations

by David Wilson

If statues could talk

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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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Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

World

June 2017

A suitcase for Cuba

by Christopher Levan

You’ll find more than giveaway toiletries and hand-me-downs in the writer's luggage. Each carefully chosen gift offers a glimpse into the lives of Cubans today.

Justice

June 2017

Undocumented

by Kristy Woudstra

Up to half a million people are living in Canada without official status. The ‘sanctuary city’ movement is growing, but the fear of deportation persists.

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

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

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