A new translation of an older and longer Dutch text. The reason for this article was the annual report 2016 [Dutch original text is from 2017] of the ‘Council of State’ and more specifically the ‘reflection’ in it by that time ‘vice-chair’ Donner  of that important judicial organisation in the Netherlands. He gave his… Continue reading Dutch viceroy Donner speeches – senility or scribism?
No, Stacey Abrams on the photo above is not in a church and I am quite sure she is not a drag queen or transgender.Compared to the number of drag queen shows in schools and libraries those in churches are still very limited in number.They are informative in their own right, however. The video this… Continue reading Drag queen show in a church?
A different review.A conservative atheist praises “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and glorifies that devout christian lady. Link to the written review Link to Dutch original of the review
Reading (just) 8 sentences from Genesis. I read them in Dutch but subtitle them in English.
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?
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
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
Deliberately no English versions of the Old Testament were consulted for the literal quotes. I know, and probably you do too, that the differences are of minor importance.
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.