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

True Light?

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As I sit and write, across different European nations there are debates about the best way forward in relation to high levels of covid infections. What is the light for the way ahead?Just recently of course there has been Cop26 … 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

Easter Expectations?

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Amidst the reality of this pandemic, what are your expectations right now? Does Christian faith have any influence on those expectations? For Christians all around the world, Easter is a time of remembrance and celebration, an occasion of fresh hope. … Continued