Category Archives: Amsterdam50

The Old Man and the Sea, and the Marathon, and the Church-Plant

I know I’m 64 years late to the party, but I just recently completed my first reading of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea — and wow! What a book! I felt like it was particularly enjoyable and … Continue reading

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My Reflections on My American Missionary Presence in Amsterdam

Last week, I posted a three-part series featuring text from an essay entitled “Reflections on the American Missionary Presence in Western Europe,” by Dr. Arthur F. Glasser. The words were published nearly thirty years ago, and I only stumbled across … Continue reading

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Cohen, Buckley, Smith, and Me

My most distinct memory of the modern musical rendition of “Hallelujah” happened in the attic of an old canal-house in Amsterdam. Chris Smith. 2003. The musician was a highly-talented guitarist and vocalist, but he was also a friend and co-worker … Continue reading

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