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Editorials

Column

September 2007

New all over again

By David Wilson

Column

July 2007

The moderator and the opposite of fear

By David Wilson

Column

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

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

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

By Muriel Duncan

Column

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

Column

September 2004

The refugee on your doorstep is really your neighbour, and deserves to be treated as one

By Muriel Duncan

Column

June 2004

It's up to us to make clear that not all Christians are cut from the same cloth

By Muriel Duncan

Column

June 2004

This church is great at blue-skying. It's our follow-through that we need to work on.

By Muriel Duncan

Column

May 2004

Rivalry spreads like weeds when two churches try to out-garden each other

By Muriel Duncan

Column

April 2004

In a culture that shouts, choosing to turn down the volume is a prophetic act

By Muriel Duncan

Column

March 2004

Whether we eat to live or live to eat, we need to keep food in perspective

By Muriel Duncan

Column

February 2004

Here and around the world, grandparents remain a cherished part of family life

By Muriel Duncan

Column

January 2004

Lively debate is a staple of our letters section because it's a staple of the United Church

By Muriel Duncan

Column

January 2004

It's going to be a busy year for justice-seeking churches

By Muriel Duncan

Faith

The author is baptized at Central United in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Al Coe)

Why I got baptized in a United Church at the age of 42

by Jacqueline Mercer-Livesey

"I told myself that I didn’t need to go to church to believe in God. I found peace and the Holy Spirit in the things that surrounded me. But still, there was a nagging sense of something missing."

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Observations

Editor/Publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Observations: The rewards of letting go

by Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the upcoming changes for The United Church of Canada, the magazine and in her own life.

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Video

ObserverDocs: Two nurses tackle Vancouver's opioid crisis

Richard Moore is a resident of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In this poignant interview, he explains the important work of nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles.

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Faith

July 2018

250 United Church leaders have a message for Doug Ford

by Emma Prestwich

They're urging the new Ontario premier to remember those in need as he carries out promised economic reform.

Culture

July 2018

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s path a century after his birth

by Tim Johnson

A travel writer visits some of the places that shaped the anti-apartheid icon’s life.

Interviews

July 2018

Jamil Jivani sheds light on why young men radicalize

by Suzanne Bowness

In his book 'Why Young Men,' Jamil Jivani talks about his own experience as a troubled youth.

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