Journey to the centre?

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Firstly, if you are new to the Leiden area- either for study, work or other reasons – welcome! If we were able to take a journey through the Earth’s core and survive – we would be able to describe our … Continued

Summer Time at ICL

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Hi all “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 New International Version It is summer school holidays here in the Netherlands! Many will be taking time off work/study and going away. … Continued

Time to Connect? Praying the Psalms

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How do you respond to the idea of praying and that we can ‘connect’ with God? Is this something you are positive, neutral or negative about? Maybe it varies how you see prayer. I can relate to that if it is … Continued

Justice in the shape of a cross?

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Easter – what does it mean for you? If you are living in the Netherlands, the thought might simply be that you may have a day off on the Monday that follows the weekend (and if so, enjoy!) Perhaps due … Continued

#LiveLent: Embracing Justice

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“Embracing Justice”, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2022 call us to consider: What might a spirituality shaped by biblical portrayals of justice look like for the church of the 21st century? ICL is joining with St James Church … Continued

Transformational love…

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If you were asked to say what was the greatest event in the last century, how would you respond? What about the greatest movie star or sports person ever? Saying what is the ‘greatest’ of something may be hard depending … Continued

Wait for the gift

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How good are you and I at waiting? Perhaps it depends on the situation and what we are waiting for? There is probably a difference for us between waiting for an ice cream on a sunny day or being stuck … Continued

Identity: Christ and Us

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Who am I? How does God view me? Now, when it comes to thinking about identity, I think it is good to actually begin by flipping these questions around the other way: How do I view God? Who is God? … Continued

Love 101

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What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘love’? May be a song, a book or a movie? Perhaps a particular person or memory? It could be a word that you think is just too over-used… things like … Continued