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...

May 22, 2018

Last week, we celebrated the Day of Pentecost. As a Pentecostal pastor, I am truly concerned about the way Pentecostalism is being presented by a group of false pastors and preachers. 

Pentecostalism has been seriously hijacked by false teachers and prophets who are tak...

April 4, 2018

Every morning as I enter my office at Foundation Academy of Amsterdam, the picture of Martin Luther King Jr. welcomes me with his most profound words: “I have a dream...”. These words give me inspiration to continue with the work I am doing here in Amsterdam---trying w...

January 13, 2018

Billions of people believe in some sort of religion, with Christianity and Islam together being the faiths of  53% of the world’s population. Further statistics show that only 2.35% of people on the earth are atheists, meaning they do not believe in God at all. In othe...

January 13, 2018

I am asked to share my personal views on freedom. What is freedom to me? Does freedom mean a borderless estate in which we can do, say and live how we want to—without considering others and circumstances? Is freedom about me, or about us?

I see freedom as the togetherne...

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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. 


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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