• What should our expectations be?

    What should our expectations be?0

    When talking with Christians about the state of the church in Europe I often detect the underlying expectation and longing that things should go back to what we call Christendom. A time where the institutionalised Christian faith set the parameters for all areas of life. A time when the power was in the hands of “the Christians”. But, was that time really a good time as we consider its fruits? Much was good but when I look at today’s world, at its reactions against those times, I see its downsides as well.

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  • Strengthening the Majority

    Strengthening the Majority0

    Dear friends   How strange. Why on earth would one want to strengthen the majority? Doesn’t the majority have the power and shouldn’t it be much better shared with the minority?   That is what you would generally think. But you have probably also experienced that physical encounters have become rarer in today’s world and

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  • Learning from Mushrooms

    Learning from Mushrooms0

    On a walk during our holiday, I suddenly saw what looked like a huge mushroom by the side of the path. And sure enough this was the case. It just so happened that the caretaker of our local church and his wife were nearby collecting mushrooms. They phoned and asked if we could have a coffee together. We invited them to our holiday place to have a meal of mushrooms together.

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  • Faith is a private matter! Is it really?

    Faith is a private matter! Is it really?0

    We constantly hear: Faith is a private matter. Would you agree with that? Or could it be that those who declare faith to be a private matter want to make their worldview absolute to exert their power with it?

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  • EEA Statement on Violence against Women and Girls

    EEA Statement on Violence against Women and Girls0

    In May 2021, Europe marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the so-called Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence. The vast majority of people will support the Istanbul Convention’s desire for a “Europe free from violence against women and domestic violence.” Nevertheless, this document has also caused controversy across Europe. But the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) does not want the core issues to be lost in all the argument.

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  • How do you fill your heart?

    How do you fill your heart?0

    Have you ever thought about what you might say if you had dementia? What would people hear coming from your mouth? Maybe you never have, but I have, and yes, I pray that it never happens. But if it does, it is likely that I won’t even know what I’m saying. But does that mean that I shouldn’t care?

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