Category Archives for Apologetics

Defending the Christian faith

Leaving an imprint

A few days ago, on the last weekend of the Christmas holidays, my sister Judy and her husband Jamie hosted a family dinner at their home in Westboro for all the Hartgerinks who were within driving range.   As usually … Continue reading

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06. January 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , | 8 comments

Atheism – faith without evidence

This post is going to be a bit different from most.  I want to comment briefly on two related belief systems – atheism and evolutionism.   I will be making a number of claims regarding creation and evolution without backing them … Continue reading

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16. November 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, Faith and Science | Tags: , , | 5 comments

Circle of life?

Recently several of my friends and colleagues have lost loved ones.  My own father and mother died in 2007 and 2008, and my wife’s parents are in their upper 80s and dealing with diminished capacities.  All of this has prompted … Continue reading

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04. October 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 5 comments

Significance

My six month old granddaughter Sophie wants to be noticed!  That’s not unique to her, of course.  One of the longings of every human heart is the desire for significance.   We desire not just to be significant but to be … Continue reading

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15. September 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Reminders of mortality

The recent deaths of celebrities Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, within a few hours of each other, have triggered a wave of very public grief.  Anyone’s death reminds us of our own mortality, but the death of a god  – and for many … Continue reading

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26. June 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

In God’s image : of high value

In some of my recent posts I’ve been exploring what it means that we are made in God’s image.   Today I want to look at what this tells us about the value of human life. NOTE to small group leaders … Continue reading

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11. March 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Basic Principles, Faith and Politics, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , | 1 comment

In God’s image : made for a purpose

This is one of a series of posts exploring the topic of our human nature.   In this series I want to take a look at the concept that we are made in God’s image, and explore some implications of that … Continue reading

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24. February 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Made in God’s image

In my next few posts I want to expore the topic of our human nature.   Since people are usually interested in themselves, these topics could be good discussion starters for small groups. Let’s start with the concept that we are … Continue reading

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23. February 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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Asking the right questions about prayer

Marion and I are part of a small group that has been doing a study of the latest book by Philip Yancey.  It’s a look at the activity of prayer, and asks the question “Does prayer make any difference?”  I’ve been … Continue reading

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19. February 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Faith and Relationships, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: | 4 comments

Who made the hyacinth?

Last week I bought a hyacinth plant for my wife.  It was still in bud at the time, and we couldn’t tell what colour the blooms would be.   This morning she showed me, with great delight, that the buds were … Continue reading

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18. February 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
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