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My Activities

My speaking schedule for fall 2019

  • 6th October 2019 ICF Delft in Delft.

    • A series that continues on 1 Thessalonians. I will speak in chapter 4:13-5:11.

 

Previously this year

10th March 2019 Grace Church in Amersfoort.

  • An excerpt from this talk: Relationships are important because they define us as human beings. To be authentically human, someone said, is to exist in relationships. Happiness has to do with the knowledge of being loved. Relationships define our identity. Not any kind of relationships brings happiness. Only loving relationships bring happiness in our lives as nothing else can do.

30-31 March 2019 Connexxtion student retreat

  • At the Connexxion retreat, there will be three main sessions, two related to Christian apologetics and one to evangelism

19th May 2019 Grace Church in Amersfoort.

 

Connexxion Amsterdam retreat 2019 Reasons for our faith

At this student retreat, we talked about reasons for our faith and communicating the good news with our friends. The Christian faith makes sense of reality. On the practical side, we talked about “asking good questions” in conversations we have with our friends. 

Connexxion Amsterdam, a student group, had their annual retreat this year in a nice hostel castle at Heemskerk. Martha Moore, the student worker for this student group, invited me to give three talks. The retreat was planned for March 30th-31st.

Retreat Group Photo

 

The three sessions

In the first session, we talked about what Christian apologetics is and why it is important, especially for the 21st century. At this link, you can read about the content of this session.

Next, we talked about some “reasons for our faith.” In this session, we addressed topics such as “the nature of faith,” and two main ways to show that Christianity makes sense. Here you can read more about this session.

At our last session, we talked about “an unlikely witness for Jesus” from the gospel of John chapter 4. Furthermore, we dealt with the following: Giving a gospel presentation, and how to ask good questions in a conversation.

There was one more talk given by Martha herself. This was an inspiring and visionary talk about living day to day with Jesus and participating in what God is doing in the world.

Session: Reasons for our faith

Q&A session

Finally, we had a Q&A session on Saturday evening. The students collected about 15 questions and Pia and I replied the best we could. This was a highlight for me personally. I always enjoy these moments of interaction with the students. Their questions are open, sincere, and authentic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversations on Campus February 2019

StudentLife Delft

StudentLife Delft is going for conversations every week at the campus. This week we had a few first-year students that joined us for the first time. This is a group of students from different student organizations and church backgrounds. It is always exciting to go for the first time. The students had good conversations and found it a good way to share what they believe.

 

Passionweek Rotterdam

For the very first-time students organized at the Erasmus campus a mission week, in The Netherlands we call them “passionweek.” A few students attended the lunch talks. The evening talks that were organized at a cafe in the city were well attended. We had conversations with students that had many good questions. StudentLife is helping students organize the follow-up meetings for those interested to meet again.