Tag Archives for 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

Earnest money

On Sunday Marion and I arrived home from a nine-day trip to Minnesota to see our son Simeon, his wife Heather and their two beautiful little girls. As always after one of these visits, my mind is full of thoughts … Continue reading

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08. May 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Suffering, Reflections on Life | 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

Why a House of Prayer?

As Marion and I started to explore the teaching and worship emanating from International House of Prayer, we soon realized that we had a lot to learn. Since then we have learned that Houses of Prayer of different shapes and … Continue reading Continue reading

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22. November 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
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What is our hope?

I live in the midst of a community of (mostly-young) believers who are passionate in their insistence on seeing their world transformed by the gospel. I am inspired by their passion. At the same time, if we insist that God … Continue reading

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17. May 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology | Tags: , , , | 3 comments

Why not tell all?

This is a bit of a different post.  It contains the text of a letter that I will be sending to Minister of Heritage James Moore, with a copy to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  The letter speaks for itself.   … Continue reading

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15. May 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Truthspeakers | Tags: , , , , | 9 comments

Jolly old St Nicholas

When I was a child, December 5 – St Nicholas Eve – was an important and tremendously exciting date on our family’s holiday calendar.   In the evening, we children sang our songs to Sinterklaas and put our wooden shoes by … Continue reading

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05. December 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , | 2 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

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