Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Christ & Culture
So students here often read books on Christianity. 'Christ and Culture' of H. Richard Niebuhr is one of these books ... so, I thought maybe I should try to read this too. So this Sunday - the Lord's day - after my sunday nap, I started to read ...
This book is certainly not easy reading. H. Richard Niebuhr treats what is arguably the most basic ethical question of the Christian faith: how is Christ relevant to the world in which we live now? In his book Niebuhr describes various understandings of Christ ‘against’, ‘of’, and ‘above’ culture, as well as Christ ‘transforming’ culture, and Christ in ‘paradoxical’ relation to it.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
It's not a house it's a home
Friday, March 27, 2009
Sitting here resting my bones ...
a little bit mysterious and dark.
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this old Booth house my home
Thursday, March 26, 2009
John Rudolphus Booth (1827-1925)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The famous Booth House
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Where is Woody?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Laurentian Leadership Centre
Noelani is a student at the Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC), which I visited today.
LLC is a program of Trinity Western University (TWU) in
As part of the program students take four university classes and an internship with a company, an NGO or as Noelani with a politician.
She promised we’ll visit her office next week …
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque Publique d' Ottawa
Monday, March 16, 2009
Skating on the Rideau Canal
In winter, a section of the Rideau Canal passing through central
So this weekend I took my chance and for the very first time in my life I went skating. Although a little nervous, I managed not to embarrass myself. I never fell down. All I can say is that it was amazing. Everyone from tiny two-year-olds skating circles around me, to novices like myself, to kids playing hockey, to couples skating hand-in-hand. All were out in force.
The key, obviously, is to dress appropriately. Once I had bought my snow pants and proper socks, as advised by the natives, I never felt the sub-zero cold again (well, not much).
What a differences with the Hawaiian beaches a few weeks ago …
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Woke up this mornin'
But this morning I woke up, took a shower, brushed my teeth and went out to Tim Hortons (on Laurier Avenue) to have a wonderful cup of coffee (toujours frais!) and an excellent donut.
Et maintenant, je suis prêt à découvrir Ottawa … Ottawa here I come !!!
It's a wonderful delight!
Coffee coffee coffee
Leaves a restless night behind ...
Monday, March 09, 2009
I am alive and well ... in Ottawa, Canada
Sorry … I am very sorry folks. Mom & dad, sorry for being away so long.
I was in
And yes there must be pictures of me in
To be honest … I have been a naughty boy in
I am in
Crossing the Pacific, while flying from
Since I have to be back home on September the 9th (09.09.09), today I still have exactly 6 months to travel. And there is so much more I want to see, so many countries I am dreamin’ of … but first I need some sleep.
On the picture you see me, next to Noelani’s bed, still recovering from my loose life in