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Editorials

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June 2008

Emerging Spirit: The Boomer Edition?

By David Wilson

The United Church's multi-million campaign to engage non-churchgoers seems to have excluded the 45-plussers

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April 2008

The evangelical vote

By David Wilson

The Christian Right is now a permanent force in U.S. politics

Column

April 2008

The evangelical vote

By David Wilson

Column

March 2008

An elephant in the room

By David Wilson

Column

February 2008

Words and numbers

By David Wilson

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January 2008

Environmental evangelism

By David Wilson

Column

December 2007

Not silent but Holy

By David Wilson

Column

November 2007

An image problem

By David Wilson

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October 2007

The Afghanistan enigma

By David Wilson

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September 2007

New all over again

By David Wilson

Column

July 2007

The moderator and the opposite of fear

By David Wilson

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June 2007

Evangelicals could be good eco-allies

By David Wilson

Column

May 2007

New ministers need nurturing congregations

By David Wilson

Column

April 2007

Why our pages are whiter and our operation greener

By David Wilson

Column

March 2007

For some, virtual communities are just as good as the real thing

By David Wilson

Column

February 2007

Why we need to start talking about alcohol at church

By David Wilson

The first step is admitting we have a problem

Column

January 2007

Funny? Ticket to hell?

By David Wilson

Whatever you think of the Emerging Spirit campaign, it's generating some badly needed buzz

Column

December 2006

Uncle Elmer's enduring lesson of joy

By David Wilson

Column

November 2006

Now that we're on the subject of apologies...

By David Wilson

Column

October 2006

New church music fills a niche, but its staying power is less certain

By David Wilson

Column

September 2006

One thing is certain about change: it will happen

By David Wilson

Column

June 2006

Blessing and promises in this season of leaving

By Muriel Duncan

Column

June 2006

One voice, above all others, demands our utmost attention

By Muriel Duncan

Column

May 2006

We caused global warming, and now it's time to turn our hands to healing

By Muriel Duncan

Column

April 2006

How a little patch of pasture became sacred ground on Earth Day

By Muriel Duncan

Column

March 2006

The "cartoon crisis" has shown that in today's world, when you embrace absolutes you invite conflict

By Muriel Duncan

Column

February 2006

The real value of saying "sorry"

By Muriel Duncan

Apologies not only help right past wrongs; they can also open a window on the injustices of today

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December 2005

It's a holly, jolly time, but is it Christmas?

By Muriel Duncan

Column

November 2005

It's possible that newcomers to our pews will actually want something new

By Muriel Duncan

Column

October 2005

One faith, many shades of meaning

By Donna Sinclair

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Cormorants aren't the devil

by Douglas Hunter

Ontario's proposed new measures amount to a slaughter of an entire native bird species for no scientifically compelling reason, says this writer

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

The new name of 'The Observer' revealed!

by Jocelyn Bell

"United Church" will no longer be on the cover, but our commitment to sharing denominational news and perspectives remains the same

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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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