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Dear Grandmother Anne


Dear Grandmother Anne ‘How do we parents say farewell to our beloved children’ by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Dear Grandmother Anne,Strangely, some of us don’t even know your name. When I tried to refresh my memory and read about your life in my Bible, I […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTMAS Christmas Countdown Strange or silly as some of these customs might seem, I’d rather have my calendar structured around cultural traditions than around corporate budget forecasts. I don’t care how much retailers are worried about fourth-quarter […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CHRISTMAS How Does an Advent Calendar Work? In today’s throwback podcast, Father Dave answers a caller’s question about Advent calendars: “Why are Advent calendars that are sold in stores always dated December 1-24, instead of the actual […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! COMMENTARY We Could All Use a Little ‘Wonder’ Wonder is a great movie to ponder as Christians begin to head into the Advent season. Advent, though not a festive occasion like Christmas, has its own magic. Advent […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SUSTAINABILITY After 139 years, General Electric stops making light bulbs The problem for GE and for everyone in the business is that they used to be a consumable that had to be replaced constantly; now, quality LED […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! REMEMBRANCE DAY Canada and the First World War Lest we forget…Remembering and honoring our heroes..Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! BOOK REVIEW Why Critics Are Wrong to Scold Evangelicals for Historical Rootlessness Evangelicalism represents a “perennial and recurring feature of Christian history.” Our movement may be in the midst of an identity crisis, but there’s no doubting […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HALLOWEEN Watch Out: This Halloween, Horror Is Back It’s official: horror is back. Last year, politically-themed costumes were the rage. Before that, it was film and television show characters. Now, thanks to a resurgence of scary movies […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! OPINION Religion is alive and well in America. Don’t believe it? Ask a professor. Cox recognizes that many “claim that a college education adversely affects religiosity,” but points out that “[t]hough the U.S. is becoming less religious, […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HEALTH Take Time to Pause for Self-Care We’re in the midst of an extraordinary time. Deadly wildfires, ongoing desperation in Puerto Rico, the acquittal of the yet another police officer—this time the one who killed Anthony Lamar […]

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