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Opinion

Column

May 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Eulogy for a closed church

Column

April 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

Generation iPad

Column

April 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The Invitation: Show children what we mean by our baptismal vows

Column

April 2014

The Big Question

By David Ewart

What does it mean that Jesus rose on the third day?

Column

April 2014

Spirit Story

By Mary Bowen

Consider the orchids

Column

April 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Two media, same message

Column

March 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

United but not uniform

Column

March 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The invitation: Compose a prayer that's authentic for you

Column

March 2014

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

Does God need the church?

Column

March 2014

Spirit Story

By Alicia von Stamwitz

Welcoming the stranger

Column

March 2014

Caught between two Koreas

By David Wilson

With North Koreans now recognized as South Korean nationals, those living in asylum now face deportation

Column

February 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

No new members?

Column

February 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

The invitation: Ask yourself what you are most and least grateful for?

Column

February 2014

The Big Question

By James Christie

Does Jesus love me?

Column

February 2014

Spirit Story

By Paul Knowles

Acts of creation

Column

February 2014

Good mourning

By David Wilson

People of faith should celebrate, not belittle, mega-funerals

Column

January 2014

Reality Check

By David Ewart

It’s not your fault

Column

January 2014

Soul Work

By Mardi Tindal

THE INVITATION: Share your most transformative spiritual practices

Column

January 2014

The Big Question

By Bruce Sanguin

Is God a separate being?

Column

January 2014

Spirit Story

By Lloyd Bruce

From these hands, a cross

Column

January 2014

The sober side of Rob Ford

By David Wilson

The debacle involving Toronto's mayor was a reminder that democracy begins, not ends, with elections

Column

December 2013

Finish This Sentence

By David Giuliano

To the young adults who grew up in the United Church but no longer attend, I would like to say . . . sorry.

Column

December 2013

The Big Question

By Sandra Beardsall

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25?

Column

December 2013

Spirit Story

By John T. Harries

Unexpected gifts

Column

December 2013

The intern economy

By David Wilson

Full-time salaried jobs continue to be a scarcity

Column

October 2013

Finish This Sentence

By Patricia Clarke

“In worship, the United Church should, now and then . . . just shut up.

Column

October 2013

The Big Question

By Paul Reed

How did Jesus treat those living with disabilities?

Column

October 2013

Spirit Story

By Mandi Baker

Pots of joy

Column

October 2013

Polar opposites, common ground

By David Wilson

There's a growing appetite for discussions about faith — including a lack of it

Column

October 2013

The Big Question

By Janet Silman

Does the church need ministers?

Interviews

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Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

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Editorials

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Observations: It’s a long road toward full equality for women

by Jocelyn Bell

'It’s a wonder that we continue to see male ministers as normative and attach shame to female ministers’ biology and sexuality.'

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Faith

May 2018

Toronto church builds interfaith friendship

by Vivien Fellegi

Faith

May 2018

This parent found no support for her autistic daughter — and decided to change that

by Kieran Delamont

Suzanne Allen talks about raising a daughter on the autism spectrum and bringing all autistic girls together

Faith

May 2018

Church retreat helps first responders with PTSD

by Joe Martelle

Interviews

May 2018

Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

Ethics

May 2018

Pregnant in the pulpit

by Trisha Elliott

Ministers who take a maternity leave still face discrimination in their own congregations

Interviews

May 2018

The two words Rev. Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from the United Church

by Alex Mlynek

The Toronto minister talks about her disappointment over the church’s silence when she officiated the country’s first legalized same-sex marriage 17 years ago – and why she wants an apology.

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