Walter M. van der Wolf

Earth dweller, heaven's citizen | Pilgrim | Husband | Father

Rabbi Jonathan Romain vs Michael Brown • Was Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

Messianic Jew and US radio host Michael Brown debates liberal UK Reform rabbi Jonathan Romain on Jesus, the Bible and whether there are many paths to God.


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He Leadeth Me – Whate’er I do, where’er I be …

Dear Friends,

He leadeth me, O blessed thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful foll’wer I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.

Sometimes ’mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, o’er troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Scripture: Psalm 23:1-3

Joseph H. Gilmore, 1862

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Michael Ruse vs John Lennox • Science, faith, and the evidence for God

Dear Friends,

John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University & Michael Ruse, Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, go head to head in the 4th episode of The Big Conversation.

Filmed in front of a live audience in London, they debate science, faith and the evidence for God.

The Big Conversation is a unique video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the Christian and atheist community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human.

Have a great day!

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Walk for Jesus – Jerusalem Pilgrimage: Episode 4

Dear Friends,

In this episode I finished my first Long Distance Trail and started my next one: the ‘Via Monastica’. I also said ‘farewell’ to the Netherlands and ended my hike in a place called Tessenderlo in Belgium. So next time I’ll have to park my car there and start my hike.

On my journey this time lots of edible mushrooms, some sun, clouds and one day some rain. We had some pretty heavy rain showers last month. The result is that nature ‘breathes’ again and where rain comes new life immediately springs up.

Enjoy the route and the pictures I made.





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September 11th & God

Dear Friends,

In loving memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Living Waters is releasing this special video from a 9/11 survivor.

Angela Braxton was on the 80th floor of one of the Twin Towers when the first plane hit. In this brief video she shares of her terrifying escape from the crumbling building, and how on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack God brought a woman into her life who pointed her to Christ. Angela’s story will encourage you in your faith and the need to share it with others.


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Bushcraft & Survival? Check out Siegurd …

Dear Friends,

One of my examples in the outdoors and Christian faith is bushcraft and survival expert Siegurd van Leusen. Siegurd has his own bushcraft company called SIEGURD.NL You can visit his Facebook page here. In 2016 and 2017 I had the opportunity to join him on two of his outdoor travels to Sweden and Scotland.

Over the past years he and his team have taught me a great deal of outdoor knowledge and skills which I gladly use on my current trips and hope to use on my future travels. Through several workshops and training sessions I’ve had the possibility to aquire some outdoor knowledge of camping, hiking, first aid, fire skills, processing meat, carving wood and some basic knowledge of edible wild plants and mushrooms.

Are you thinking about getting (more) outdoor training for your own outdoor adventures? Consider following one of his activities. You won’t regret it!

Check out below some pics I collected over time for a short impression.

Have a great day!

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Bear Grylls takes Warwick Davis on wild mission for ITV (2018)

Dear Friends,

Bear Grylls spends two days in the wild with actor and presenter Warwick Davis for an ITV special programme, Bear’s Mission with Warwick Davis.

In this special one off programme, the actor and presenter Warwick Davis, who has starred in hit films including the Star Wars and Harry Potter series, steps off the beaten track to join Bear on a journey through some of the wildest corners of the Lake District.

Warwick, who also appears in Solo: A Star Wars Story, will have to take on all his own stunts as Bear leads him over a series of wilderness obstacles, as dramatic as any action movie.

With the beautiful backdrop of the Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the pair tackle deep gorges and sheer cliffs head-on. And as always on Bear’s Mission With…Bear has some surprises in store for Warwick, a self-confessed fussy eater, who will have to endure some rather unusual protein-rich snacks.

Read more here

Have a nice day!

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Dear Friends,

By downloading the new movie The Fool early (beginning August 24) for $19.99, not only will you support Ray Comfort’s ministry, but you will get to watch the movie six months before its release on YouTube!

As a token of his appreciation, you will also receive the following items:

“The Angry Atheist” (33-minute MP4): What do you say when an enraged atheist raises strong objections against God and the Bible? Watch and see.
“The Angry Atheist Companion Guide” (PDF): A practical discussion guide designed to dig further into the biblical principles and answers offered in the video.

Atheists receive a 75% discount off the
download price (their cost $4.99)


Raw reactions after seeing the (exciting) movie—“The Fool”


“Ray Comfort is probably the very bottom of the creationist barrel. He is the worst of the bunch.” — Professor P.Z. Myers

“There is no refutation of Darwinian evolution in existence. If a refutation ever were to come about, it would come from a scientist, and not an idiot [Comfort].” — Professor Richard Dawkins

“You know you’ve made it when you’re in a Ray Comfort film.” — Jaclyn Glenn

Have a great day!


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Walk for Jesus – Jerusalem Pilgrimage: Episode 3

Dear Friends,

It was hot, hot, hot … but so satisfying and beautiful outside! This time I ended my hike in a place called Distelberg.

Nex time I hope to finish the firtst section of my Pilgrimage to Jerusalem by ending part of the LDT called ‘Pelgrimspad’. I’ll continue my journey with the next Long Distance Trail called the ‘Via Monastica‘ which will take me from Vessem (NL) to Rocroi (F).

Enjoy the route and the pictures I made.

Have a great day!




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Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 16 Left camping "De Mulkerij" this morning at about 09:30. First did some shopping at a big supermarket before continuing the trail. Stepped into French speaking territory today so I'll be able to brush up my French in the coming trips. It's always a challenge to be out of my comfort zone. #walkforjesus #walkaway #gooutside #pilgrimage #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #belgium #israel #hiking #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #wallonie #viamonastica
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 15 The countryside is getting hilly. Also many fruitgrowers and fruitfarms in this area. Lots of sun and water today .... 😅 Pitched my tent on a small camping, De Mulkerij, in a city called Tienen. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #tienen #belgium #israel #pilgrimage #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hikeon #wheredoyouroam #gooutside
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 14 After visiting my dad I left this morning by car to Tessenderlo in Belgium. Parked my car at the fishmarket and started walking. Although autumn started last month it felt like a hot summer day. Walked until late afternoon and found a place to stay. #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #belgium #israel #hiking #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #walkforjesus #walking #hikeon #wheredoyouroam #viamonastica
Hiker Online weekend - 3 days of hiking at nature reserve 'De Hoge Veluwe' in The Netherlands. More information and our best pics on our website: ... 😃 #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hiking #wheredoyouroam #hikeon #develuwe #enjoyoutdoors #gooutside
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 13 Today I ended Episode 4 of my Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. I finished in a place called Tessenderlo. So next time I'll have to catch up with the trail there. At the moment I'm on my way to the car. Hope you all enjoyed 'the ride' and perhaps till next time. A complete summary of the trip on my blog soon and an article with pictures on our Hiker Online website about 'Het Pelgrimspad'. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #israel #Belgium #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hikeon #hiking #viamonastica #wheredoyouroam #pilgrimage
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 12 Left the Abbey this morning after breakfast and continued my hike to the south. It was a beautiful day, clouds and sun together. No rain at all. Ended my hike at about 1 km before a place called Kwaadmechelen. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #Belgium #pilgrimage #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hikeon #wheredoyouroam #israel
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 11 Today I started my next Long Distance Trail the 'Via Monastica' to France. And another interesting fact is that I reached my second country: Belgium. So it was 'farewell' to The Netherlands haha ... 😃 In the afternoon it started to drizzle and sometimes I had some considerable rainfall. In the evening I reached a place called Mol and I'm staying here in the guesthouse of the local 'Abbey of Postel'. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #Belgium #Postel #Abbey #hikeon #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #wheredoyouroam #viamonastica
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 10 After 'farewells' to my kind neighbours on the camping I started hiking at about 08:30 hrs. Found some great edible mushrooms on the way. On my next stop for the night in Vessem the chef cooked a big mushroom for dinner. We survived .... I had a great day, had some interesting conversations and met a lot of people. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #pelgrimspad #jerusalem #israel #netherlands #hikeon #wheredoyouroam
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 9 Left my home early today and after parking my car at the place where I stopped last time I started hiking at 08:30. The weather has changed considerably. Autumn is in the air. It's much cooler and the sun only comes out occasionally. Walked from Distelberg (Helvoirt) to a city called Oirschot and pitched my tent at a camping called 'The Bocht'. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #pilgrimage #hikeon #wheredoyouroam #netherlands #israel #pelgrimspad
We had a great time today learning about edible mushrooms in the forrest at Lage Vuursche with Siegurd from #walkforjesus #walking #jerusalempilgrimage #outdoors #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #forrest #mushrooms #siegurd #bushcraftnederland ##hikeon #wheredoyouroam #hiking
Preparing and testing new equipment for my next hike starting the 10th of september. Hoping to finish part of the first Long Distance Trail called 'Pelgrimspad' and starting my next LDT 'Via Monastica' which will start in Vessem and take me to Rocroi in France. But first, coming saturday, a workshop 'edible mushrooms' at bushcraft and survival specialist Siegurd. Pictures coming soon ... 😃 #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #walking #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #pilgrimage #siegurd #bushcraftnederland #hikeon #nature #hiking #israel #netherlands #wheredoyouroam
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 8 Pfffew, a hot day today 🌄 Especially for dutch standards ... Lots of water and shadow to cool down my body temp. But so satisfying and beautiful to spend time outside. Ended my hike in a place called Distelberg. Next time I hope to finish the first section of my hike to Jerusalem by ending part of the first Long Distance Trail: 'Pelgrimspad' and after that continue my pilgrimage with the 'Via Monastica' which will take me to France. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #israel #netherlands #pilgrimage #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hiking #pelgrimspad #nature #hikeon #wheredoyouroam

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