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Living like a winner

Being an Ottawa Senators fan can be discouraging. The best you can say is that it is an up-and-down experience. Last night’s game was an example. The Sens started the game full of enthusiasm against the high-flying Tampa Bay Lightning. They … Continue reading

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30. November 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Sports, Reflections on Life, Vision | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

A tale of two young women

Today is my little girl’s birthday. Only, she’s not a little girl any more. She’s a young woman, a year away from university graduation. Two days ago a young man asked her to marry him, and she accepted. Bethany’s birthday … Continue reading

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21. April 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Dreams and Visions, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 8 comments

Racing through life

Life is short. It’s a common observation, but one that leads people to vastly different conclusions. A couple of weeks ago, at a family gathering, I was chatting with my niece Kyla who is only a few weeks away from … Continue reading

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08. February 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Evangelism | Tags: , , , , | 7 comments

Farewell, old friend

One of my high school buddies passed away a week ago today.  I was invited to speak some words of remembrance at his funeral, and counted it a privilege to be given this opportunity. Marilyn (his widow) told me that … Continue reading

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06. December 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Testimonies | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 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
Categories: Faith and Suffering | Tags: , , , , | 2 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

Reading the Bible with new eyes

I have been reading the Bible with new eyes the past couple of years. My practical Dutch parents, although nominally Christian, were functionally humanistic in their outlook and worldview, and I imbibed a this-worldly perspective on life with my mother’s … Continue reading

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03. February 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Reflections on Life, Transformation | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment

Why I celebrate Christmas

A couple of weeks ago, Marion and I watched the 1984 production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which Ebenezer Scrooge is set free from his addiction to greed, and discovers again the joy of celebrating Christmas. Lots of people … Continue reading

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22. December 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, 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

Don’t be satisfied with the appetizers

Amy Winehouse, an enormously talented and deeply troubled singer, was found dead in her apartment yesterday at the age of 27.  Though no official cause of death has been cited, family and friends agree that her early demise was undoubtedly … Continue reading

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24. July 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 4 comments

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