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...

November 17, 2019

Vanavond ben ik benoemd tot Theoloog des Vaderlands. Ik wil iedereen hierbij bedanken. Deze benoeming is niet alleen voor mij, maar voor alle migranten, migranten christenen. Ik dank al mijn oude en nieuwe vriendinnen en vrienden, die al jaren met mij zijn. Ook wil ik...

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...

July 15, 2019

On July 6, we celebrated 25 years of JCF Church and my personal pastoral work. I have received this letter from mt dear friends Nonoi Hacbang, the director of Commission for Filipino Migrant Workers. 

Re:                  25th Anniversary of the Jesus Christ Foundation...

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 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,...

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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。

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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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