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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 The Real Saint Nicholas December 6 marks Saint Nicholas Day, and I thought I’d mark the beginning of the Christmas season by telling the story of Santa Claus’s namesake. But before I do, I should remark […]

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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! 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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What We Read This Week


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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A day for women’s rights


by Carolyn Pogue ‘This Thanksgiving, I’m celebrating the tenacity of women and girls’ This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . It will be a great day when “uppity women” are merely regarded as humans with brains, voice and strength. I agree with one sign I saw in a recent […]

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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! CONSERVATION Group files suit to recognize the Colorado River as a person Corporations have rights…why not rivers? While a new lawsuit based on the concept is probably not a sure bet to win, it raises an important […]

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Solidarity without borders


by Carolyn Pogue While speaking freely about racism, one can always use a little bit of help from friends This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ .    My husband Bill and I drove to Ontario this summer before heading down to New Hampshire and Massachusetts to visit friends. Still, […]

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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! FAITH How Fashion Is Helping Megachurch Pastors Reach A New Demographic At a time when millennials are ditching religious gatherings, these men of the (very good) cloth are winning them back…Read Full Article From Fashionista SCIENCE Sun […]

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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! LIVING/FAMILY What makes Canadian kids happy? UNICEF Canada responds with new report Every year UNICEF releases a report card that measures children’s wellbeing in nations around the world. Not surprisingly, the top positions are held by Scandinavian […]

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