I am an anti-homophobic Bible reader, and I strongly feel everyone should be. That’s why I’m working together with LGBT charity Seventh-day Adventist Kinship to help share anti-homophobic readings of the Bible. In the last weeks I have started hosting a series of 5 classes on the so-called clobber texts. These seven Bible passages are […]
Deconstructing the Clobber Texts
This spring I am working together with LGBT charity Seventh-day Adventist Kinship. I will hosting a series of 5 classes on the so-called clobber texts. These seven Bible passages are weaponised by Christians worldwide against LGBT individuals. Naturally, I do not agree with the way these texts are interpreted. The classes are open to anyone […]
Getting Close to Jesus
I’ve been preparing a postgraduate module on Ableism and Disability for next year, so Disability has been on my mind a lot. When Newbold Church asked me to preach, I couldn’t help myself but preach on that topic. Check it out below: a sermon on Mark 2, the person who came through Jesus’s roof on […]
Monstrous Revolutions and the Coming Winter
This may be the weirdest thing I’ve ever done. I was asked to give the keynote at GAiN, with the topic: ’Re:formation, Re:volution.’ Thinking outside the box, I decided to talk about Luther’s Mönchkalb and papal-ass, and about Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Blending Monster Theory and Ecclesiology, accompanied with some close readings of Mr. Fox, I drew some—hopefully interesting—applications […]
Your God is Too Safe
A while back I visited the Church of the Advent Hope in Manhattan, New York. Advent Hope is an awesome ‘multi-ethnic’ community that clearly has it’s head screwed on straight. Their mission is probably one of the hardest in the church: inner city ministry to the majority culture. But they seem to be doing pretty well, and […]
For Christmas this year, I preached on the various myths that Christians have surrounding the Christmas narrative.
Demons: Miracles of Healing
In September I spoke at the European gathering of the One project. The theme was Miracles of Healing, and I was asked to speak on the healing of the demon-possessed man in Mark 5. You know the one: ‘Legion, for we are many’. The sermon is up on YouTube. Check it out!
Faith Talks: Good and Evil
About a year ago I took part in a talk show on the Hope Channel. Read about it here. A few days ago I shared the first episode, today I found the second one. It’s about the fight between good and evil. Enjoy!
Faith Talks: Perfect Christians
Almost a year ago The Hope Channel UK invited me to take part in a religious talk show called Faith Talks. Together with Pastor Patrick Johnson, then pastor of Newbold Church, now working at the Trans-European Division, we talked about being a perfect Christian, or more precisely how unobtainable that idea is. While the show […]
Theological Storytelling for the Contemporary World
In February I was the keynote speaker at the GAiN Academy Europe 2015. This is an international event on media and communication, and I was invited to speak about contemporary culture. Luckily for those not attending, the organisers have put my keynote up on YouTube. This talk fits nicely into my crusade to […]
As part of our communication strategy we have record vlogs our core values: Optimism, Service, Quality of Life. Here’s my (Dutch) vlog on Quality of Life.
Gezegend met het Woord
I recorded a vlog in an attempt to get more Adventists to be a member of the Dutch Bible Society. It’s in Dutch, naturally.
Last weekend I spoke in Central London Church. Attempting to get a more personal and relevant application on the parable of the sower, I entitled the sermon ‘Which Type of Ground Are You?”
I was invited to speak at the European One Project gathering in Utrecht. The topic was Present Truth.
Jesus’ Super Sabbatical
Often when I am at Newbold College, I preach at the contemporary service. They put videos of their services up on Vimeo. Here’s the sermon I preached on the Sabbath in Hebrews 4.
Connecting with Today’s Culture
GAIN//EUROPE is a demonational communication conference. I spoke on communicating in a post-postmodern world. There’s another GAIN//EUROPE in 2015, I will be speaking there again, on Theological Storytelling for the Contemporary World.