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Columns

Column

April 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers’

Column

April 2015

Spirit Story

By Lorna Day

A New York moment

Column

April 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Instead of gazing heavenward for assistance, meditation enthusiasts are looking within

Column

March 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

'We have this treasure in earthen vessels.’

Column

March 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

The theology of trauma

Column

March 2015

Spirit Story

By Debbie McMillan

Uncle Dudley’s Jesus

Column

March 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

They may not have a church community, but the ‘spiritual but not religious’ still need to connect

Column

February 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

God in a mobile world

Column

February 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant.’

Column

February 2015

Spirit Story

By Pam Brown

Sign language

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

Faith

Chris Pratt's church, while claiming to accept everyone, states in its doctrine of faith that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. (Photo: Chris Pratt/Instagram)

Celebrity megachurches need to clarify LGBTQ acceptance: pastor

by Emma Prestwich

Zoe Church, where actor Chris Pratt worships, may not truly "open their doors" to everyone, like he claims.

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Editorials

The United Church Observer's editor and publisher, Jocelyn Bell. (Photo: Lindsay Palmer)

'The Observer' will soon relaunch with a new name and design

by Jocelyn Bell

Our magazine will be going through some changes, but we see blue skies ahead

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Video

Meet beloved church cats Mable and Mouse

by Observer Staff

They're a fixture of Kirk United Church Centre in Edmonton.

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Society

February 2019

Marriage problems: Is the ancient tradition worth saving?

by Pieta Woolley

Bitterness and boredom seem to define many mid-life marriages, but we might not have to settle for apathy ever after

Ethics

February 2019

A Yukon artist and a Tlingit trapper create this stunning jewelry

by Amy van den Berg

The fur jewelry in Whitehorse boutique store V. Ægirsdóttir is creating a new possibility for future partnerships with the region's trappers

Columns

February 2019

Why white people need to stop asking, 'where are you from?'

by Mike Sholars

"...For all intents and purposes, Canada is the only home I really recognize or remember. But none of that matters if I look like I don’t belong, and that single question makes that abundantly clear every single time."

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