Wednesday January 1: At the beginning of 2014, we look ahead to another year and ask God's blessing on all our learning and teaching that will happen here at ICS.
Thursday, January 2: For all the Senior Members who are busy with the final preparation for their winter classes, we pray for guidance and stamina.
Friday January 3: We pray for stamina and wisdom for Senior Member Doug Blomberg as he continues in his role as Academic Dean.
Monday January 6: We offer prayers of thanks for the many people who have presented ICS with gifts of prayer, money, and expressions of appreciation, particularly through December and the busy Christmas season. We are deeply grateful to be blessed with so much support and interest.
Tuesday January 7: The first week of classes of the winter semester begins today! Today is the first day for “With/Out Reason: Art and Imagination in the Western Tradition” with Senior Member Rebekah Smick. We ask for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Wednesday January 8: Today is the first day of “IDS: Philosophy and Education: The Formation of Persons” with the Faculty. We pray for God's blessing on all the course participants.
This afternoon there is an Academic Department Strategic Planning Meeting. We pray for God’s guidance for this meeting.
Thursday January 9: Two new courses begin today: “Ricoeur, Language & the Sacred with Senior Member Ron Kuipers and “Art, Religion, and Theology: ‘Theologies’ of Art in the Christian Tradition” with Senior Member Rebekah Smick.. We offer prayers for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Friday January 10: Senior Member Nik Ansell's course begins today: “The Nature (and Grace) of Modern Theology”. We pray for God's blessing on all the participants.
Monday January 13: One distance course begins this week, “Wisdom and Schooling” with Senior Member Doug Blomberg. We pray for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Tuesday January 14: We continue to pray for blessings and energy for ICS Presidents Tom and Dawn Wolthuis, as they manage their many responsibilities.
Wednesday January 15: The Academic Council which meets this afternoon. We pray for God's wisdom to guide the discussions and decisions at this meeting.
Thursday January 16: The first cohort of the Master of Worldview Studies in Urban Ministry is beginning this month. We pray for blessings on the instructors and the students.
Friday January 17: For any of us who are ill or who have family or friends who are ill, we pray for peace, strength, hope and healing.
Sunday January 19: President Tom Wolthuis will be preaching at Crosspoint CRC, 444 Steeles Ave W in Brampton.
Monday January 20: President Tom Wolthuis will be making a presentation at Vision ‘74 in Sarnia today. We pray for safe travel and blessings on all the participants.
Tuesday January 21: We pray for energy and creativity for all those who are involved in the planning for the upcoming conference in Edmonton next May.
Wednesday January 22: The Faculty meets today. We pray for God's wisdom to guide this meeting.
Thursday January 23: We ask God's help and guidance for all those who are doing advancement work for ICS. Please pray that support for the vision and mission of ICS continues to grow.
Friday January 24: We ask God to bless Senior Member Ron Kuipers as he continues his work as Director of our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics.
Sunday January 26: President Tom will be preaching at Mountainview CRC, 290 Main St E in Grimsby.
Monday January 27: Our Librarian, Isabella Guthrie-McNaughton, is at the TST librarians meeting today. We pray for safe travel and for blessings on all those attending.
There is an Executive Board Meeting this evening. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.
Tuesday January 28: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.
Wednesday January 29: We pray for God’s wisdom to guide the Leadership Team, which meets this afternoon.
Thursday January 30: With the winter weather here bringing colds and flu, please continue to pray for the health of staff, faculty and students at ICS.
Friday January 31: As the first month of this semester ends, we ask God's guidance and wisdom for all our Junior Members who are working hard in their courses, and for a sense of balance as they deal with families and jobs as well.