Touching the Soul

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows If there is one word that describes me well, it is ‘curiosity’. I always want to know how things work, in all details, especially what […]

Meaningful words

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! Proverbs 15:23 Jesus is called the Word of God. Surely this points to the enormous value of words. What is it with words? What do words do? There are so many types of words! From […]

Conforming my soul to reality

In the last Christian Classics meeting, we discussed the book ‘The Abolition of Man’ by C.S.Lewis. There was one paragraph that struck me especially, he was writing about the dangers of modern genetics, and wrote: There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating both from the wisdom of earlier ages. For the […]

Simply good news

I read this book with a bible study group in the Jeruzalemkerk. Even though most of  us found the writing style really tedious, lots of repetitions, we still had a very lively discussion afterwards. He writes by giving loads of examples, all explaining another aspect of his point, but it is difficult to detect what […]


Some two years ago, I came across the book ‘Morals on the book of Job’. It is a verse by verse commentary on the Bible book of Job, written by Saint Gregory around the year 590. For several reasons this book captivated my attention , and now I have read almost half of it, and […]

If the truth were true

There’s this wonderful sentence that has stuck in my mind recently: ‘If the truth were true’. I read it in a book about the many gifts we receive in baptism and one chapter suggested that we should live as if we really believe the truth. This started me off thinking what I would do if […]