Walter M. van der Wolf

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

Walk for Jesus – Jerusalem Pilgrimage: Episode 6

Dear Friends,

On my latest trip I walked from Namur in Belgium to a city called Revin in France. I said farewell to Belgium and the ‘Via Monastica’ long distance trail and started a new trail called ‘Voie verte Trans-Ardennes‘. It runs from Givet to Mouzon and follows the river ‘La Meuse’ southwards.

Next episode I want to return to a new Pilgrim’s route which runs parallel to the Trans-Ardennes track in the direction of the big city Reims.

Below the route and the pictures I made of this trip.





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Two interesting debates: Dr. Michael Brown vs Rabbi Daniel Freitag and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Dear Friends,

Below you can watch two interesting debates about the identity of Jesus between Dr. Michael Brown and two Rabbis.

The first debate

This debate is between Dr. Michael Brown and Rabbi Daniel Freitag and is called: “Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?”. They debate the identity of Jesus and if we can keep the law. It was held at Kennesaw State University, March 3, 2017.

Dr. Michael L. Brown is a conservative radio host, author, professor and a noted proponent of Messianic Judaism and serves as a leader of the Charismatic Movement. His nationally syndicated radio show, The Line of Fire, airs throughout the United States.

Rabbi Daniel Freitag is the director of programming for the Kollel Dome in Dunwoody. His lectures and classes have achieved a significant degree of popularity in a very short time. The Kollel Institute which he teaches and founded has now spread to cities nationwide.

The second debate

The next debate is between Dr. Michael Brown and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and is called: “Who Is the Real Kosher Jesus?” Out of their encounter comes surprising revelations on how some Jews can embrace Jesus yet reject him as savior.

Shmuel “Shmuley” Boteach is an American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author, TV host and public speaker and is known as America’s rabbi. Boteach is the author of 30 books, including Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy, published in 1999, and Kosher Jesus, published in 2012.

Part 1

Part 2

Have a nice day!

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Walk for Jesus – Jerusalem Pilgrimage: Episode 5

Dear Friends,

In this episode I continue the ‘Via Monastica’ to a big city called Namur (Namen). I enter the French speaking territory of Belgium which means I’ll need to brush up my French speaking skills in my coming trips. Something that will be quite a challenge haha …

In the next episode I hope to enter France, end the ‘Via Monastica’ Long Distance Trail in Rocroi and start a new LDT.

Enjoy the route and the pictures I made.

Have a great day!




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Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence?

Dear Friends,

On Oct. 9, 2018, John Lennox addressed the critical questions surrounding artificial intelligence and how the future of artificial intelligence bears on a Christian vision of reality. This event was hosted at the Zacharias Institute in Alpharetta, GA, and is part of a new series called #TrendingQuestions.

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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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Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 21 Walked today to a city called Revin. Because of the trainstation a good spot to finish this episode and start the next one in December. Finishing the day with a tasty pizza at Pizza Hut. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #pilgrimage #jerusalem #israel #france #europe #revin #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hiking #hikeon #wheredoyouroam #gooutside
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 20 Today I continued my journey south. I decided to say goodbye to the 'Via Monastica' long distance trail and to continue with a new one called 'Voie verte Trans-Ardennes'. It will take me to a strategic place where I can start my next Episode in December. Today I stopped at a place called Haybes. #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #israel #france #pilgrimage #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hiking #hikeon #wheredoyouroam
Jerusalem Pilgrimage - Day 19 It was windy and cold on the trail today. I walked from Dinant (B) to Givet (F) along the famous 'La Meuse'. I crossed the border at Heer-Agimont. So France ... here I am! The country where I'm planning to be on my next hikes ... 😀 #walkforjesus #jerusalempilgrimage #jerusalem #israel #france #belgium #europe #hiking #wheredoyouroam #hikeronline #hikeronlineofficial #hikeon #dinant #givet #pilgrimage #hiking #lameuse #walking
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