For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:8-10).


Creative Offerings

On Friday 18 March, I was kindly invited by a student organization in Groningen to give a talk about Easter. I’ve worked in international chaplaincies in university towns all my ministry, so I’ve slowly grown accustomed to the fact that academic calendars and people travelling ‘home’ for major holidays often mean we, the churches in […]

Grace Church Weekend

The first weekend of June, 11 members and friends of Grace Church met for a weekend at the Loryann in Bakkeveen, to relax and spend time together, to get to know each other better and to share about our faith. Derek, Josué, Maaike and myself went in a small group by bike. We met up […]

A personal perspective

Today’s service was just a little bit special, as we focused on the day of Pentecost. Our chaplain Sam came up with a very unusual way to share our first reading (Acts 2:1-21) amongst the congregation, choosing 19 different speakers. In itself this would have been quite remarkable, but what made it really special was […]

New Wine

Dirk and me are going to New Wine this summer and wondered whether some of you would like to join us! It is a conference to strengthen your faith, with talks and workshops about various subjects like how to be a church. The website is in Dutch, but usually the main speakers are English and […]