Category Archives for Faith and Suffering

Let’s talk about mental health

The stimulus for this post is the Bell Let’s Talk campaign which is intended to encourage people to talk about mental health. When I was a young pastor I battled depression, although I wouldn’t have had the words to describe … Continue reading

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25. January 2017 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Suffering, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Let’s talk about mental health

Knocking on heaven’s door

This morning at church, I did something perfectly ordinary. I left my seat and stood in the aisle to let Grace pass by so that she could sit with her older sister and her parents. We had just finished singing three beautiful … Continue reading

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23. October 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Bride of Christ, Dreams and Visions, Faith and Suffering, Intercession | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Knocking on heaven’s door

Born to die

Born to die. That may not sound like a very cheery or appealing theme for a Christmas blog. Yet that is the destiny that Jesus the Messiah embraced when he came down from heaven to earth to be born in … Continue reading

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25. December 2015 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Suffering, Rejection, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Born to die

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?

Love is stronger than death

I recently heard the inspiring story of a boy named Sagan and his friends, a group of former slumdogs in India whose lives were changed forever when they were rescued from desperate poverty through child sponsorship in Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of … Continue reading

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08. February 2015 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Suffering, House of Prayer, Testimonies | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Love is stronger than death

You make me brave

In recent weeks the social media have been full of reports of the horrific brutalities committed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Beheadings, crucifixions, rapes, genital mutilation – these are only some of the atrocities committed by ISIS against those they … Continue reading

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01. September 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Suffering, Intercession, Testimonies, Worship | Tags: , , | 2 comments

The Bride and the Wedding to come

I have had a series of dreams over the past several weeks about the Bride of Christ and the wedding feast that is coming. This past week I had two such dreams, on separate nights, that were very similar. As … Continue reading

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30. March 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Dreams and Visions, Eschatology, Faith and Suffering, Prophetic Ministry | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Bride and the Wedding to come

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

Protected

I was riding my bike along the Rideau River cycle path, pedaling through familiar parkland, on the last leg of my half-hour ride home from work.  The river was on my right, partly obscured by a narrow strip of wooded … Continue reading

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26. July 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Sports, Faith and Suffering, Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 comments

Praying for those who suffer for their faith

While reading John 16 this morning I was struck by these words of Jesus in light of the increasing frequency of persecution of believers in recent years (especially in the Islamic world where the persecutors frequently claim to be acting … Continue reading

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29. May 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
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