Posts from March2016

The gospel as EU meeting-point

While the latest attacks took place in Belgium, I was in the Netherlands at an Interserve consultation on the migrant situation. The quotable quote came from a refugee of 22 years standing – now married and with a Ph.D who said: ‘It’s not the ground we serve with the gospel […]

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The X-Files in “Babylon”

At its best, TV and film is “art” that reflects life; helps us locate ourselves and make sense of things. This was done consummately in a recent highly controversial episode of the X-Files. It examined Islamism and what’s going on in our world. The plot is that a young Islamist […]

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The Dutch Manifesto on refugees

The so called “migrant crisis” has taken everyone by surprise – governments, NGO professionals, as much as Christians along the ‘refugee highway’. Dutch Christians have been thinking hard about serving refugees with integrity when people are traumatised and vulnerable. Here is what one leader sent me. The Manifesto:  1.            I […]

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Why the West kowtows to Saudi Arabia?

When Sweden’s feminist foreign minister challenged Saudi morals, she was disciplined for it. Margot Wallström’s stand deserved support but she was met with silence, which exposed the West’s double-standards towards the Saudi regime. Below is an abridged version of a report by Nick Cohen. Margot Wallström is the Swedish foreign […]

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