Category Archives for Social Commentary

Brrrrr! It’s cold out there!

Today I went cross-country skiing by the shore of beautiful Lac Forget in the Laurentians. Marion and I were on a weekend getaway at a chalet near Mont Tremblant with as many of our children as were able to join … Continue reading

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13. February 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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Coldest Night of the Year

I remember when I first heard about Jericho Road Ministries from its founder, my friend Ray Desmarais. A compassionate man with a big heart for the hurting and homeless, Ray wanted to do something practical to help. Over the years, … Continue reading

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01. February 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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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?

What does ISIS have to do with us?

Many Westerners probably think of the current war in Iraq as an unfortunate but far away conflict that has nothing to do with us, and no effect on our lives apart from higher oil and gas prices. The reality is … Continue reading

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21. June 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Politics, House of Prayer, Intercession, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on What does ISIS have to do with us?

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

Truth, humility and righteousness

The past few months have been a less than glorious chapter in the annals of Canadian politics and government. Even the most devoted Conservative partisans must be feeling a tad uncomfortable by now, as the list of unanswered questions and … Continue reading

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02. November 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Politics, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , | 6 comments

Tragedy in Boston

By now almost everyone has heard of the terrible tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon yesterday, in which two bombs killed three people and injured many others. Among the dead was an eight-year-old boy who had been waiting … Continue reading

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16. April 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Suffering, Reflections on Life, Servanthood, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 comments

Coldest Night of the Year

I remember when I first heard about Jericho Road Ministries from its founder, my friend Ray Desmarais. A compassionate man with a big heart for the hurting and homeless, Ray wanted to do something practical to help. Over the years, … Continue reading

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06. February 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Neighbourhood, Social Commentary, Transformation | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Coldest Night of the Year

Fail Brittania (from Dan Juster)

I don’t often reblog other people’s writings but I though this one, despite its somber conclusions, was worth re-posting. Fail Brittania – by Dan Juster My own conclusion is that this is one more indication that the Last Days are … Continue reading

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07. October 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Evangelism, Jews and Gentiles, Social Commentary | Tags: , | 2 comments

My friend Jim

I bumped into Jim (not his real name) a few weeks ago when I was riding my bike through Vanier. I consider Jim a friend, but I had lost touch with him and hadn’t talked with him in a couple … Continue reading

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14. September 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, House of Prayer, Intimacy with God, Neighbourhood, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , | 4 comments

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