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Columns

Column

October 2009

Living in faith

By Keith Howard

It's possible to find God even in a frayed moment

Column

October 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Trisha Elliott

What does God do?

Column

September 2009

Generations

By Larry Krotz

It’s encouraging to think that in the bleakness of disappointment, any of us can reinvent ourselves in mid-life

Column

September 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

Did Jesus make mistakes?

Column

July 2009

A sign from above

By Karen Stiller

God tends not to communicate with me in direct ways

Column

July 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Peter Wyatt

What is the point of prayer?

Column

June 2009

Generations

By Brian Platt

United Church camps attract those with little or no interest in faith. And that's a good thing.

Column

June 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Thomas Reynolds

What is conscience?

Column

May 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Ken Gallinger

How much do you have to believe to be a Christian?

Column

May 2009

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

Octogenarian love isn't for the faint of heart

Column

April 2009

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Shedding some light on the art of journal keeping

Column

April 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Therese DesCamp

Why did God forsake Jesus on the cross?

Column

March 2009

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Turning middle-age is a chance to look inside oneself

Column

March 2009

Living in faith

By Keith Howard

Truth is what moves us from a platitude to the profound

Column

February 2009

Generations

By Brian Platt

We live in one world, and we must show solidarity with the oppressed

Column

February 2009

At Issue

By Connie denBok

A surprising number of new Canadians are open to a community of faith, and many are looking for ways to connect beyond their ethnic enclave

Column

January 2009

Restless soul

By Sara Jewell

Restless no more, a veteran columnist bids readers farewell and prepares to head in a new direction

Column

January 2009

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

The true test for President Obama will be bringing about a new world of peace and prosperity without disturbing the current standards of living

Column

December 2008

At Issue

By Connie denBok

The United Church's Emerging Spirit Campaign begs some hard questions about money and faith

Column

December 2008

Midlife Matters

By Larry Krotz

Work is a blessing, it’s what keeps you alive. So why should I retire?

Column

November 2008

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Living risk-free begins as a means to preserve life but ends up confining it

Column

November 2008

Restless Soul

By Sara Jewell

We're at a crossroads regarding the way we celebrate Christmas

Column

October 2008

Midlife Matters

By Larry Krotz

Making a will forces us to imagine the world without us but also gives us a say in that world

Column

October 2008

At Issue

By Connie denBok

Have our best efforts to eliminate sexism and racism morphed into new exclusions?

Column

September 2008

Rites of Passage

By Michael Webster

Running at 60

Column

September 2008

Rites of Passage

By Drew Halfnight

Old man from Guatemala shows kernels of honesty, fields of truth

Column

September 2008

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

The terrible things people do begs the question: Are all humans “essentially good?”

Column

September 2008

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Awareness of awe provides the soil in which spirituality takes root

Column

July 2008

Rites of Passage

By Allan Reeve

Out of my head, into the wild

Column

July 2008

At Issue

By Connie denBok

The warranty has ended on my parents' generation

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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