Archives for April 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Import. of Jesus’ Teachings

Graham Paul’s book The Importance of Jesus’ Teachings, is a New Zealand manifestation of a rising tide of anti-Pauline sentiment. The “Jesus Only” crowd identify conflict between Jesus’ words, life & teaching (Kingdom teaching) and that of Paul (justification by faith). The book is well laid out and easy to understand – perhaps a little less easy to digest if taken in “full-stride”! It’s a book of theology with a powerful message and deep personal challenge. The author takes one side of the divide, strongly, thus lacks the wisdom that balance brings but his message is important to all, nonetheless. [Read more…]

Gaze Burt’s Terms of Engagement

In a previous post I shared my horrendous experiences with the new people at Gaze Burt, long-term Auckland lawyers. The founders would be turning in their grave if they knew how the newbies up there treated their customers now, but leaving their amateurism and egos aside for a moment, in this post I work through their Terms of Engagement in greater detail, revealing the hidden side to these lawyers’ own sloppy documents. [Read more…]

Gaze Burt Going Bad, Again

Miles Edwards – Gaze Burt’s Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution wipes out in conduct over his own companies mistakes. Epic fail.

Well-established Auckland law firm, Gaze Burt, impressed me a long time ago when in an incredible act of integrity and self-sacrifice, the Principals at the time (personally) covered for one of their own when he turned bad and took off with their clients’ trust funds. I now how hard that was for several families that basically lost all to a partner turned crook, and pretty much an unrepentant one at that. A recent engagement with the same company raises serious red flags for me, prompting a warning that with their current leadership, Gaze Burt may be going bad again. Be careful out there people; they’ve got some great marketing, but not all is what it seems! [Read more…]

Samoan Sense of Entitlement Explained

Samoan ‘Palagi’ House – generally funded from family offshore

In this post I respond to an American who is struggling with the Samoan Sense of Entitlement whereby her Samoan husband of 29 years is caught out by having to cough up cash for his parents back home. It’s a vital subject touching on cross-cultural differences; human greed, misunderstanding and God things. As always, I write from a Christian perspective, God things. Enjoy. [Read more…]

BOOK REVIEW: The Hidden Tyranny

Whew! The Hidden Tyranny is an in-your-face expose from and about Jewish arrogance & domination (mainly in the States) written in 1976. It’s on the same level as Henry Ford’s thesis in terms of directness but comes from an ‘inside’ source whereas Ford’s is an external critique. I’ve used several quotes from the subject the author interviewed, one Harold Wallace Rosenthal, in my list of quotes. They certainly are, ‘direct’! [Read more…]