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Columns

Blog Entry

August 2011

The power of story

By Miriam Spies

Tales of transformation inspire at national youth gathering

Blog Entry

August 2011

New friends, abundant community

By Miriam Spies

Rendez-vous 2011 begins with a bang

Blog Entry

August 2011

Time for a Rendez-vous

By Miriam Spies

A national gathering of United Church young people kicks off today in Toronto

Column

July 2011

The Big Question

By Bruce Sanguin

Does God evolve?

Column

July 2011

A Pastoral Letter

By Mardi Tindal

Our church needs healthy leaders

Column

June 2011

My View

By Eugenia Coates

Save the Memorial Library at Mount Allison University

Column

June 2011

The Big Question

By Janet Silman

Would Jesus approve of inclusive language?

Column

May 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Protecting our kids

Column

May 2011

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

Is God really all-powerful?

Column

April 2011

The Big Question

By Sandra Beardsall

Why did Jesus die?

Column

April 2011

Spirit Story

By Anne Hines

The last class settled

Column

March 2011

The Big Question

By Nancy Steeves

What is the real power of prayer?

Column

March 2011

My View

By Sheila Noyes

The right to die

Column

February 2011

The Big Question

By John McTavish

How do we know Jesus wasn’t just a myth?

Column

February 2011

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Kick the bucket list

Column

January 2011

The Big Question

By James Christie

Did Jesus intend to start Christianity?

Column

January 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Childhood revisited

Column

December 2010

The Big Question

By Wayne Hilliker

Do I need to be certain about my faith?

Column

December 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

No one's priority

Column

November 2010

The Big Question

By Therese DesCamp

Can God’s existence be proved?

Column

November 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

A woman's wrath

Column

October 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Janet Silman

What was Jesus thankful for?

Column

October 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

The urge to exert

Blog Entry

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

Column

September 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Bible study gone bad

Column

September 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Catherine MacLean

Does God have a hand in natural disasters?

Column

July 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Muddled thinking

Column

July 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Thomas Reynolds

What is heaven?

Blog Entry

June 2010

A moment of peace

By Samantha Rideout

While G20 protesters and police squared off on Toronto’s streets, a downtown church offered a sanctuary from the fracas.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Collective chaos

By Samantha Rideout

With so many people at the G20 trying to make themselves heard, the result is a confusing din.

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ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

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