December 2, 2019

 (Nederlandse versie van dit artikel verschijnt binnenkort) 

On the 16th of November, I was appointed the “Theoloog des Vaderlands” in the Netherlands – Theologian of the Netherlands, or Theologian of the Year! The Theologian of the Netherlands is expected to be an...

November 24, 2019

The historic visit of Pope Francis to Japan, on Saturday 23 of November, his inspiring anti-nuclear message to the world, and his visit to Nagasaki made me post this article which I wrote a couple of years ago about the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki and its consequences...

November 23, 2019

As Pope Francis is visiting Japan, I thought it is appropriate to share this article on my blog today!

The relationship between Japan and Christianity is a long and fascinating story. Since mid-sixteenth century, Christianity has been notably active in Japan, yet today,...

November 17, 2019

Theoloog des vaderlands! Ik had het nooit gedacht en niet eens verwacht om ooit het te worden! Wat een eer! Ik moet nog wennen aan deze titel! Niet zo zeer aan de titel zelf maar aan het woord “vaderland”. (Vooral met mijn gendergelijkheid achtergrond). Daarnaast, ben...

August 16, 2019

Dear Editors of the book Spirituele Oecumene:

As a contributor to the book Spirituele Oecumene, which will be released in September, I would like to address the following:

It delighted me to be a contributor to this book, from a Pentecostal perspective sharing my ideas a...

August 2, 2019

In his book Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese poet and philosopher wrote, “Once every hundred years Jesus of Nazareth meets Jesus of the Christian in a garden among the hills of Lebanon. And they talk long; and each time Jesus of Nazareth goes away saying to Jesus of the Chris...

June 27, 2019

This is a short video I found in my archives from more than 10 years ago, when our church began her involvement in human rights and migration rights. I hope many churches will choose to become centers for human rights. 

June 3, 2019

On May 29, the representatives of 40 Dutch Protestant Churches; Assemblies of God in the Netherlands, Baptist Union, Migrant Churches, Reformed Churches came together in the City of Dordrecht to sign an agreement of unity and collaboration. Diverse in Theology and trad...

April 6, 2019

Voor wie die een regenboog wil zijn!

Als ik mag beschrijven wat ik van het boek vind, zegt ik: “een regenboog van hoop!” 

Een regenboog kan over muren heen. Deze waardevolle briefwisseling heeft ook bij mij veel losgemaakt. Als Christen, ik spreek liever over een volgeli...

October 2, 2018

As the month of October has arrived, many of us remember reformation. All over Protestant countries, like in the Netherlands there are events and programs to commemorate reformation. Thus, every year in October/November I meditate on my personal convictions and examine...

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Samuel Lee

A Christianity that is not standing for the rights of the fragile, for the poor and for the suffering, for the widows and orphans is a worthless Christianity. It is simply a dead religion, even though it has a sign of liveliness. 


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A New Kind of Pentecostalism

© 2010-2019 by Samuel C. Lee


Samuel Lee (Ph.D.) is university lecturer, at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Faculty of Religion and Theology (FRT-VU), and director for Center for Theology of Migration, the educational program of Samen Kerk in Nederland at the FRT-VU. 

He is the founder of Foundation Academy of Amsterdam, offering higher education in liberal arts and humanities for migrants, refugees and persecuted minorities.


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