Category Archives: Dutch Politics

The Ungrateful Refugee

I just finished reading Dina Nayeri’s book, The Ungrateful Refugee. It was published around this time last year, and it’s been on my list for even longer than that. The subject matter — refugee resettlement in Europe and North America — is … Continue reading

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The Netherlands Welcomes Trump in His Own Words

This video is a brilliant example of satire: across cultures, across linguistic divides, and across political ideologies. I’m seriously impressed with the way the comedy was executed in a way that makes sense to both Dutch audiences and American audiences. The … Continue reading

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The Church and Politics

We come to Communion not as Democrats, not as Republicans, or not even as Independents. We come to Communion as followers of Jesus Christ. Consider the very first followers of Jesus. The twelve disciples demonstrated that political distinctions, however important … Continue reading

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How this gonna fly in Northeast Ohio? – Part 2

Over the last decade of living in Amsterdam, the bicycle has become my preferred mode of transportation. In short, I’ve discovered that bicycling is economical, ecological, efficient, healthy, and fun. Here in Amsterdam, 90 percent of my transportation needs can … Continue reading

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