Category Archives for Basic Principles

Truthful lips and a truthful heart

Recently I witnessed an interaction that I found quite disturbing. An adult caregiver was speaking to a young child. The caregiver had said something that was incorrect, and was acknowledging this to the child. But instead of simply saying “Sorry, honey, … Continue reading

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09. May 2017 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Family Life, Truthspeakers | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

The power of blessing

My beloved wife celebrated her 60th birthday a few days ago. I’m not always the best at planning ahead for such events, but I have learned over the years that special days are important to Marion, and I have also … Continue reading

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02. August 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Community, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

God’s strong-willed children

Our feisty, spirited and very cute granddaughter Alivia (Livie), not quite three years old, is learning the power of her own will. Although she clearly looks up to big sister Sophie, Livie also has a mind of her own and … Continue reading

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22. May 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Intercession, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on God’s strong-willed children

Racing through life

Life is short. It’s a common observation, but one that leads people to vastly different conclusions. A couple of weeks ago, at a family gathering, I was chatting with my niece Kyla who is only a few weeks away from … Continue reading

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08. February 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Evangelism | Tags: , , , , | 7 comments

Messing with your head

This post has the potential to mess with your head. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. In this post I want to focus on something you may not have thought about in concrete terms before. I want to talk about the … Continue reading

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12. July 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Faith and Suffering, Jews and Gentiles | Tags: , , , , | 6 comments

Why we wait

Many of you know that my last IT consulting contract ended almost three months ago. Since then, Marion, Bethany and I have been living on reserves, and I have been waiting on the Lord for new work. There have been … Continue reading

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22. June 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Faith and Finances, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 7 comments

What is our hope?

I live in the midst of a community of (mostly-young) believers who are passionate in their insistence on seeing their world transformed by the gospel. I am inspired by their passion. At the same time, if we insist that God … Continue reading

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17. May 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology | Tags: , , , | 3 comments

What my Jewish brother taught me

Some of my best friends are Jewish. To start with, there’s Jesus. You know, the one they crucified so that you and I could be born anew into resurrection life.  He’s my friend. He’s Jewish. Oh, and then there’s Paul. … Continue reading

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12. January 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Brokenness and Wholeness, Eschatology, Jews and Gentiles | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

Why I celebrate Christmas

A couple of weeks ago, Marion and I watched the 1984 production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which Ebenezer Scrooge is set free from his addiction to greed, and discovers again the joy of celebrating Christmas. Lots of people … Continue reading

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22. December 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , | 2 comments

The power of hospitality

Most Christians, if asked to list five of the attributes of God, would probably come up with words like loving, powerful, forgiving,  just, holy, and so forth. These are all important descriptors of God’s character as it is revealed to … Continue reading

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19. November 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Faith and Relationships, Movies, Neighbourhood, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 8 comments

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