Category Archives: Dutch Politics

Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City

I recently finished Russell Shorto’s book Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City. It was recommended to me by my friend Claire, and I’m thankful to her for the tip. I appreciated the book for its subject matter, … 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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