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Short enounters with greater impact

This coming Sunday, April the 3d, I will speak on the topic of witnessing at ICF Delft church

Someone said that the conversations Jesus had in the gospels were average less than a minute. But they had a huge impact! How can we have short encounters with greater impact?

We will look at three things that can help us increase our impact with short encounters we have with people in our daily lives from 1 Peter 3:15-16, Acts 1:8, and Matthew 11:28-30.

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Living with Hope and Courage in All Circumstances

Some things we cannot change easily, the fact of the corona pandemic and lockdown we are going through is an example. But we can do something about how to respond to this pandemic.

This is a talk I gave at ICF Delft Sunday, October the 6th 2019. With the corona pandemic and the lockdown we experience these passages can bring comfort and strenght. They also can show us how to deal with uncertain times, even with death, with courage and hope.

Talk theme: living with hope and courage whatever may come

We all live our lives without knowing what may happen in the future. All humans are fragile in one way or another. For instance, we cannot avoid death or the death of loved ones. Furthermore, we need to know who we are to be able to live a life free from wrong expectations or the trap of performing to be accepted.

We want to live with values that will help us live a life worth living. Who can help us live with hope and courage during our short and fragile lives?

The Christian faith has an answer to these questions. Our passage this coming Sunday from 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5 talks about

  • certainty in death – future promise connected with a past historical event
  • a meeting with the King  that inspires hope
  • courage to live with kingdom values
  • an identity rooted in a love relationship with God

Click below to listen to the talk from about minute 29.

Outline: A Creed. A Meeting. An Identity. A lifestyle.

New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) in Delft.

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My Activities

My speaking/teaching schedule for 2020

17 May 2020 at ICF Grace Church Amersfoort

11 September to 11 of December 2020 teaching the Christian Apologetics course at Tyndale Theological Seminary Badhoeverdorp

25 October 2020 at ICF Grace Church Amersfoort

13 December 2020 at ICF Grace Church Amersfoort

The dangers of solitude student life for international students

A church service for international students

A church service for international students this coming Sunday, November the 19th, at Mount Zion church in Delft.

I will give a talk as a guest speaker on the theme “the dangers of solitude student life in The Netherlands.”

I will address some of the dangers of solitude student life. I have asked a few international students about the challenges they are facing while studying outside of their own cultural background. I will address some of these from a Christian perspective.

The focus for this church service coming Sunday is for students. Students are warmly welcomed. More information about the time and address you can find in the following here Welcome Service for New Students 2017RF2

For directions see also here

Mission Weeks on Campus

Mission Weeks on Campus 

-Why run a mission week?

You can impact your University like never before. Contact Solomon for further information in The Netherlands. Here is the definite mission planning resource student unions use to plan their mission weeks on campus. It will answer questions of ‘why’ and ‘how’ run a mission week on your campus. 

Videos that help you prepare for your upcoming mission weeks or the ones you would like to attempt in your uni watch here

FEUER conference in Prague 2014

FEUER stands for Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe.

About 100 student workers, many of them university evangelists, gathered together in order to get inspired and equipped to proclaim the good news in the university setting. Solomon went to the FEUER conference with two other IFES staff and one trainee. The staff plan to run two mission weeks in 2015, one in Groningen and one in Zwolle. Prayer is much appreciated for the preparation of these events.

University evangelist Michael Ots had this to say about the FEUER conference 2014 in Prague

During the FEUER conference we had John Lennox give a talk on ‘Has science buried God’ at the main lecture hall of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. More than 600 students attended this meeting. In the photo below you can see the moment when the man at the right side upstairs just made an announcement that there is no more place to enter the room. About 200 students were turned away. It was a special moment to see this happen in Prague. The general director of IFES in Prague told us that he never before saw something like this. It is obvious that many people are interested to hear more about the theistic Christian world view. You can watch the lecture here

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Solomon giving a talk on What about suffering: Suffering. God. Humanism at ISS in The Hague

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FEUER stands for Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of EuRope

My IFES colleague Bram van Putten was also there. It was special to be with Bram as this was my last trip for IFES before I joined Agape NL

My IFES colleague Bram van Putten was also there. It was special to be with Bram as this was my last trip for IFES before I joined Agape NL

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