June 24, 2019

The motivation of giving tithes and offering in order to get double back from God is merely gambling. For this reason, some give out of incorrect intentions, especially the poor who visit the churches of these prosperity preachers. The poor become poorer, and the preac...

June 4, 2019

Op deze historische dag in de Dordtse kerk begin ik mijn toespraak met de woorden van een vriend die eens schreef “... I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/Calvinist,...

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...

August 28, 2018

We as Christians can’t always be true to our fellow believers, especially to our friends—those born again ones in particular. Why? Because their perception of believing in Jesus Christ is believing in a set of religious rules and regulations, a system of belief and doc...

August 26, 2018

When I read the gospels, I noticed that 28 times in 4 gospels, Jesus said: “follow me.” Jesus did not even once mention “worship me.” In fundamentalist terms “worship” meant to perform the right ceremonies, sing the right songs, say the right prayers, believe in the ri...

August 1, 2018

On August 9, 1945, the second of two atomic bombs — the only two ever used as instruments of aggression against essentially defenseless civilian populations — was dropped on Nagasaki. It devastated the oldest center of Christianity in the country (1). As Gary G. Kohls...

July 20, 2018

I can only speak from my own experience; in 1994, when I started my ministry, Jesus Christ Foundation Church (JCF Church)— a Pentecostal church in an area heavily populated by migrants in Amsterdam, I had no idea what was waiting for me. The photo of the building above...

June 26, 2018

When I was in one of Amsterdam’s busy local markets today, where I was participating in a joint healthcare program between Pentecostal Council of Churches and the hospital, an elderly gentleman approached me. I thought at first that he might be homeless. His face told...

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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. 

か弱い者、貧しい者、苦難に遭っている者、やもめやみなしごたちの権利のために立ち上がることのないキリスト教は、価値のないキリスト教です。それは単なる”死せる宗教”にすぎません。たとえそこに“生きている兆候”は認められるにしてもです。

My Book

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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