Category Archives for Basic Principles

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

The parable of Steve Jobs and the two iPhones

Once upon a time two iPhones were having a chat. It went something like this. Phone #1 :  “I wonder how we got here?  We are so amazing, I think someone very smart – even smarter and more amazing than … Continue reading

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08. October 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, Faith and Science, Reflections on Life, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The parable of Steve Jobs and the two iPhones

Don’t be satisfied with the appetizers

Amy Winehouse, an enormously talented and deeply troubled singer, was found dead in her apartment yesterday at the age of 27.  Though no official cause of death has been cited, family and friends agree that her early demise was undoubtedly … Continue reading

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24. July 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 4 comments

Until the day dawns

This morning our church family at All Nations was stirred by a first-hand account of what can only be called a miracle.  Steve Wilkins, who gives leadership to our elders’ team, told an amazing tale of how a series of … Continue reading

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10. April 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , , , , | 5 comments

Making a difference

“You’re not the boss of me”, declared the young man in the high school special needs class.   “In this class, yes, I am the boss of you”, replied my wife, firmly but not unkindly.  Having raised four children of … Continue reading

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05. December 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , | 1 comment

A double life: reflections on Russ Williams

Canadians heard more details today about the unspeakable suffering of two of the victims of Col. Russell Williams, the once-respected Canadian Forces officer who was convicted on two murder counts, two sexual assault counts and 82 counts of break and … Continue reading

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19. October 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Reflections on Life | Tags: , | 1 comment

Overwhelmed by love

I am overwhelmed by love, Overtaken by your mercy, Lord, your goodness without end Will be the house in which I dwell. – Brian Doerksen, When You Shepherd Me  (based on Psalm 23) Late last Sunday evening, as I sat … Continue reading

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15. September 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
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Jesus’ investment advice

It was the spring of 1998, and I was 45 years old.  After having spent almost 20 years of my life either pastoring or planting churches, my life had recently taken a radical shift.  I was fresh out of school again, a … Continue reading

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17. August 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Beyond Reason

Beyond Reason. Margaret Trudeau wrote a memoir by this title in 1979, and in 2009 Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro wrote about the art of negotiation in a work by the same title. Both books were best-sellers, but when I hear … Continue reading

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06. August 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, Faith and Science | Tags: , , , | 3 comments

Money – blessing or curse?

Someone once asked John D. Rockefeller, a multi-millionaire industrialist of a past generation, how much wealth was enough.  His famous reply? “Just a little bit more.” In his day, Rockefeller was one of the richest men on earth. He was also … Continue reading

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17. March 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 comment

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