Monday 3 February 2014

Prayer Letter: February 2014

Monday February 3: We offer prayers of praise for the talents of Senior Member Shannon Hoff who has been elected President of the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, and has also just returned from giving talks at the University of Guelph and the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale. Later this month Shannon will be speaking at Calvin College.

Tuesday February 4: We ask God to bless Tom and Dawn Wolthuis as He continues to lead them on their way.

Wednesday February 5: The Academic Council meets today. We ask God to guide them in their discussions and decisions.

Thursday February 6: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.

Friday February 7:  We pray for blessings for Senior Member Doug Blombers as he begins his role as Acting President and comtinues in his role as Academic Dean.

Monday February 10: We thank God for all the applicants to our programs. We pray that the successful applicants will be able to join us in our mission.

Tuesday February 11: Doug Blomberg will be representing ICS at the Association for Reformed Colleges and Universities (ARCU) meeting in Los Angeles today and tomorrow. We pray for safe travel and fruitful dialogue.

Wednesday February 12: 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.

Thursday February 13: Many of our Junior Members are working on their their Masters and PhD thesis projects. We pray for our Junior Members and ask that they will have time, concentration, and wisdom.

Friday February 14: We offer prayers of gratitude for the generous spirit that is always shown by you, our many supporters who have presented ICS with gifts of prayer, money, and expressions of appreciation. We are constantly blessed with your interest and support.

Monday February 17: Today is Family Day in Ontario. We pray that everyone has a happy and peaceful day with their loved ones.

Tuesday February 18: This is Reading Week! Please pray that our Senior and Junior Members will be able to use this break from classes to catch up, get ahead, or use the week for whatever they may need to help them in their studies. May God bless each of us with what we need during this week.

Wednesday February 19: There is a Leadership Team meeting today. We ask God to guide them in their discussions and decisions.

Thursday February 20: As Reading Week continues, please pray that it will be a fruitful week for the academic body at ICS as many Senior and Junior Members have projects they are working on beyond normal class work. Whether these are publications, papers for conferences, or other scholarly activities, pray that this week will afford extra time to make progress in these areas.

Friday February 21: We pray for energy and creativity for all those who are involved in the planning for the upcoming conference in Edmonton next May.

Saturday, February 25: Today Junior Member Carolyn Mackie is presenting a paper at the Ryerson Graduate Philosophy Conference. We pray for blessings on all who are attending.

Monday February 24: As classes resume, we ask for God's guidance and wisdom for all our Junior Members who are working hard in their academics and for a sense of balance as they deal with families and jobs as well.

Tuesday February 25: Dr. Eduardo Echeverria will be leading a seminar in ICS's Scripture, Faith, and Scholarship series for doctoral candidates. We pray for blessings on all who attend.

Wednesday February 26: The Interfaculty Colloquium will be held this afternoon. We pray for God's blessing on all participants, and for good and positive insights that will further important academic work.

Thursday February 27: 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 February 28: Junior Member Tina Covert’s nephew John Leslie will be competing for Canada in snowboarding in the Paralympics in Russia next month. Congratulations John! We pray for blessings and safe travel.