Category Archives for Faith and Justice

Are you ready?

Are you ready for Christmas? I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard those words over the past week. Usually people are thinking of external preparations – gifts, cooking, decorating, holiday plans. I have nothing against any of these things … Continue reading

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23. December 2015 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Justice, Faith and Suffering, Seasonal Thoughts, Social Commentary | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Are you ready?

It’s cold out there

It’s cold out there.  The past week, temperatures in Ottawa have been below -20°C all week long. Earlier in the week they dipped below -30°C. Yesterday I took a break from work and went out for a walk at noon. … Continue reading

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25. January 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Justice, Faith and Suffering, Neighbourhood, Servanthood, Social Commentary, Transformation | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s cold out there

Of whom the world is not worthy

Asia Bibi is a forty year old mother of two. She has been in prison in Pakistan since 2009.  Her only crime was telling her coworkers about Jesus. For this she was charged with blasphemy and sentenced to death. Although … Continue reading

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23. January 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Evangelism, Faith and Justice, Faith and Suffering, Social Commentary, Transformation | Tags: , , , | 3 comments

Reflections on Jack Layton’s death

Jack Layton, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, has died after a hard-fought battle with cancer. As I observed Jack Layton over the past several election campaigns, my respect for him grew with each campaign.  He was an effective campaigner … Continue reading

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22. August 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Justice, Faith and Politics, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , | 4 comments

Good grief

Yesterday I had the privilege of tasting grief at its best at a memorial service for Daniel Robert Hall, who died two-and-a-half weeks ago in Zambia at the age of 38.  It was an exquisitely painful yet glorious time of … Continue reading

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12. March 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Justice, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , , , , | 5 comments

In memory of Rob Hall

When I wrote in a recent post (Reality Check) that life is short and fragile, I had no idea that within a couple of weeks, Rob Hall’s untimely death would offer a graphic reminder of the truth of those words. … Continue reading

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27. February 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Justice, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 comments

No more plastic Jesus

The other day at work, one of my colleagues passed around a link to a stunning video of the power of quickly-rising floodwaters in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. The video showed a row of cars being first set afloat, then carried … Continue reading

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23. January 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
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New Years Eve reflections

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth You have set Your glory above the heavens From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise To silence the foe and the avenger When … Continue reading

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31. December 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Justice, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , | 2 comments

Caring for ex-offenders

This morning Marion and I were privileged to be part of a seminar on caring for ex-offenders, sponsored by a coalition of ministries in the National Capital Region. For several months now – ever since becoming part of the All … Continue reading

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13. November 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Justice, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

Fixing the world : who holds the key ?

Last weekend I spent a day at the family cottage with my brother Jan and my brother-in-law Jamie, replacing a rotten sill before winter.  It was very much an improvised solution, as our cottage repairs often tend to be.  Although … Continue reading

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31. October 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Justice | Tags: , , | 2 comments