Thursday, January 1: At the beginning of 2015, we look ahead to another year and ask God's blessing on all our learning and teaching that will happen here at ICS.
Friday, January 2: For all the Senior Members who are busy with the final preparation for their winter classes, we pray for guidance and stamina.
Monday, January 5: The first week of classes of the winter semester begins today! Today is the first day for “Albert the Great, Meister Eckhart and Women’s Spirituality” with Senior Member Bob Sweetman. We ask for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Tuesday, January 6: Today is the first day of two courses: “Faithful Thinking and World Orientation: Augustine, Aquinas, Dooyeweerd, Olthuis” with Senior Member Bob Sweetman and “Reconsidering Kant’s Aesthetics” with Senior Member Rebekah Smick. We ask God to bless all the course participants.
Wednesday, January 7: Two new courses begin today: “Aristotle’s Political Philosophy at the Crossroads of Ethics and History” with Senior Member Bob Sweetman and “The Radical Theopolitics of John D Caputo” with Senior Member Emeritus Jim Olthuis. We offer prayers for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Thursday, January 8: There are two courses beginning today: “Grace as an Aesthetic Concept” with Senior Member Rebekah Smick and “To the Unknown God: Paul and Some Philosophers” with Senior Member Ron Kuipers. We pray for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Friday, January 9: Senior Member Nik Ansell's course begins today: “Birthpangs of a New Creation: Judgement unto Salvation in the Book of Revelation”. We pray for God's blessing on all the participants.
The Educational Policy Committee meets today. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.
Monday, January 12: Two distance courses begin this week: “Leadership: Vision and Mission” with Dr Clinton Stockwell and “Liberating Theologies: Talking about God in the Context of Social (In)Justice” with Jeff Hocking. We pray for God's blessing on all the course participants.
Tuesday, January 13: There is an ICS Community Meeting this morning. We pray for blessings on all the participants.
Wednesday, January 14: The Academic Council meets this afternoon. We pray for God's wisdom to guide the discussions and decisions at this meeting.
Thursday, January 15: 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.
Friday, January 16: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.
Monday, January 19: For any of us who are ill or who have family or friends who are ill, we pray for peace, strength, hope and healing.
Tuesday, January 20: We continue to pray for blessings and energy for ICS President Doug Blomberg, as he manages his many responsibilities and provides ICS with his leadership.
Wednesday, January 21: There is a Board Meeting this evening. We pray for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.
Thursday, January 22: 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 23: We are blessed by the administrative work at the ICS. We offer thanks to God for the work they are given. We thank God for administrative excellence during hard times.
Monday, January 26: Today we pray for the general well-being of the ICS. We ask for blessings and energy for ICS faculty and staff as they work together to manage their many responsibilities.
Tuesday, January 27: Today we pray for blessings on Shawn Stovell, who is now working at Knox College, and for Jeff Hocking, as he begins his work as Interim Registrar here at ICS.
Wednesday, January 28: We ask God to bless Senior Member Ron Kuipers and Dr Allyson Carr as they continue their work with our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics.
Thursday, January 29: We ask God to bless those who are teaching, as they balance reporting, paperwork and course work with managing their families.
Friday, January 30: With the winter weather here bringing colds and flu, please pray for the health of staff, faculty and students at ICS.