How many more popes?

Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls, Rome

About four years ago I visited Rome with my brother (I was mainly looking for more inspiration for a sequel to my Dutch faction-novel Alexandra’s Reis). During a long walk our attention was drawn to this enormous building. It has a really impressive exterior, visible from afar. It was less impressive than St. Peter’s Basilica,… Continue reading How many more popes?

Not your average Whit Sunday sermon

From a video about my parents and the 7th day adventists.

A video about a longer text. In a way it is a video about the huge difference between Europe and the USA. To quote Randy Newman: Step out into the light You’re the best dream man has ever dreamed And may all your Christmases be white While I made the video I was again amazed… Continue reading Not your average Whit Sunday sermon

Rejoicing at Revelation horror

The big church in Schiedam, Netherlands was named after its location (Frankelandsekerk) and after a local saint Liduina.

Hardly any bible reading this time although that tag does fit this video. My father died a year before this church was demolished. A few years ago there was some kind of a contest in the Netherlands wherein this church was named as one of the most beautiful demolished buildings. My family regularly visited its… Continue reading Rejoicing at Revelation horror

The seed of misogyny

Inescapably the next episode is about Jephthah, or better: about his daughter. P.S.: I deliberately did not check an American or other version to improve the subtitles. P.P.S.: You can see what my brother looked like before that injury in the video about the painting with Johan de Witt and HIS brother.