Category Archives: Amsterdam50

The Best Way to Experience Northern Arizona (Or Anywhere, for that Matter)

I love seeing new places with old friends. It somehow enhances one’s enjoyment of both the people and the places to have familiar people with whom one can experience unfamiliar places. On the relational level: Sharing a new experience together … Continue reading

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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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Bob’s Diagnostic Questions

Bob Phillips came along at an important period in my life. When I first met him, in our early years in the Netherlands, he was just the father of my friend Leslie. But when my co-pastor moved away from Amsterdam … Continue reading

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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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