/Tag: Prayer

Moderator Signs Letter Encouraging Prayer for UN Climate Change Conference

2016-11-16T12:49:03-04:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The moderator, Rev. Douglas H. Rollwage, has signed an ecumenical and interfaith letter praying for the work that will take place at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The conference takes place November 7–18 in Marrakech, Morocco, and the 18 signatories, who [...]

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Love, Prayer, and Academic Life

2019-04-17T11:16:21-04:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Encrusted Words|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s been too long since I have spent any concentrated time with the writings of Søren Kierkegaard – but this summer saw something of a revival in my love and attention toward his works. This revival was been partly inspired by a family vacation in Denmark and Copenhagen, which [...]

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Searching and Picking

2019-06-10T14:41:01-04:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

When I sat down this morning, I planned to write about the Toronto Public Library, but sunshine got in the way. It’s been one of those splendid, sunny days at the beginning of the blackberry season, when every berry still feels like an untouchable treat. Or at least a [...]

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A Prayer for Justin Trudeau

2019-06-28T15:51:48-04:00July 1st, 2016|Categories: Matthew Ruttan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lord, you know what it’s like to lead. The rest of us can only imagine the cacophony of personalities and competing priorities, the stress and solitude, the temptations and trials. But also the opportunity. No matter who we support, we all seem to want a Canada that is “true [...]

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Pray for Canada

2016-07-01T06:42:26-04:00July 1st, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

On this Canada Day, I encourage you to pray for the nation we treasure. It was founded on strong Christian principles, not least demonstrated by our coat of arms, with the phrase a mari usque ad mare - from sea to sea. Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley came up with the [...]

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Pie Day for Micah

2016-04-18T16:19:29-04:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , , |

  Yes, I’ve been making pie.  With the best intentions, of course. You see, a wise friend of mine once told me that a sure-fire way to bring on labour is to have someone else make a pie on your behalf. Pie making by proxy, you might call it. And the [...]

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A Special Prayer for Japan and Ecuador

2016-10-13T13:28:18-04:00April 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

God of earthquake, wind, and fire, tame the natural forces of chaos and destruction that defy control and that rock and unsettle us. Look in mercy on all who suffer or experience pain through earthquakes and natural disasters. We remember especially this day the people of Japan and Ecuador. Help [...]