Category Bijbeltekst

Time is holy

At the beginning of a new school year, I often think about how I can use the time I have in the most meaningful, efficient en enjoyable way. I like to plan. I plan my days, my weeks, my year. And I have always more plans than I will ever have time for! This morning […]

Ascension Day

This morning I was reading a few verses from the book of Hebrews (in the bible). It is a letter to Jewish Christians, mainly dealing with the differences between Judaism and Christian faith. It emphasizes how Jesus Christ is the centre of the faith and that he has taken the place of the ‘high priest’, who used to offer animal sacrifices and […]

Is the Lord your Life?

Friday is my writing day (yay, love to write!). Yesterday I have mainly been writing on an exegesis of 2 Kings 17:7-8, as this was an assignment for my theology course. An exegesis is ‘an explanation or critical interpretation of a text’. And the text in this case is two verses from the 2nd book […]

Spiritual Practices {part 2}

In my last post, I mentioned two books that encourage us to put into practice a number of spiritual disciplines, in order to grow spiritually. In this post, I want to look at what these spiritual disciplines are, and how you can begin to actually practise them. The aim of spiritual growth is to become […]

Spiritual Practices {part 1}

Spiritual. A word with many meanings and interpretations. When I think of spirituality, I think of everything that has to do with the spiritual, as opposed to the physical. There is more than what you can see, touch or feel. The spiritual has to do with the connection between my spirit and God’s Spirit. This is […]

Vragen bij geweldloosheid

In reactie op mijn vorige post kwamen wat vragen en opmerkingen naar boven. Vragen die vaak gesteld worden als het gaat over geweldloosheid. Ik ben zelf nog maar aan het begin van een zoektocht naar wat geweldloos verzet in deze tijd betekent, maar ik wil toch even op de vragen in gaan. Dit was de […]

Obama en de hypocrisie van Je suis Charlie

Een van de cartoons die gemaakt werd naar aanleiding van de schietpartij bij Charlie Hebdo laat een kalashnikov zien, gericht op 13 scherp geslepen potloden (getekend door Ruben L. Oppenheimer, verschenen in het NRC van 8 januari). Deze cartoon liet de tekenaar de avond daarvoor al zien in de uitzending van De Wereld Draait Door. […]