Who is Jesus? (1)

“Show me your bookcase, and I tell you who you are. ” A famous saying, that does not fit Jesus. He did not write a book, He did not found an organisation, He was not a political or business leader… and still, nobody had a bigger impact on society as we know it. Just for […]

Daddy’s days

Yesterday and today are daddy’s days… mom’s out! For two days in a row, Mira visits seminars on evangelisation. Sounds boring, or even offensive when you’re a non-believer – but it is far from that. I think we have come a long way from the old-style, pushy way of bringing the gospel (I remember the […]

Busy schedule

By now I really know I work with Agapè / Campus Crusade for Christ. This morning I was asked to lead worship tomorrow morning at the monthly staff meeting. This Sunday I will be speaking at a special service in our former church in Amsterdam on The Passion of The Christ (where Agapè is heavily […]


This week we were able to add two sponsors to our circle of friends. Very encouraging! One of them through the internet (who says it’s evil?) and one couple from our new church. Thank you! (Do you want to consider sponsoring us? Mail me at mark@agape.nl)

Church & The City

Agape’s mission is to see The Netherlands influenced by the gospel of Jesus Christ. The strategy to make this happen is through the cities. Traditionally, we have always been strong in the countryside, but not in the cities. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that the church in general has […]

Agape Update

I just posted a major update on the dutch weblog Agape Update. Also did some minor changes to the template. And finally a heartfelt thankyou to jesussaves.blogdrive.com, the second to put a link on his weblog to the Agape Update site.

Masterpiece in duplicate

Mira created this pieces of art – aren’t they beautiful? We hung them on the wall in our living room. We have been looking for a nice painting for a very long time, but the things we liked were way out of range. So, we ended up creating our own artwork. ‘We’, because it is […]

Today Christians all over the world commemorate th…

Today Christians all over the world commemorate that Jesus Christ gave his life to reconcile us with God. “He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was on Him; and with His stripes we ourselves are healed.” (Isaiah 53,5) Read the story of Jesus’ passion in […]

Quote of the day

“Sometimes I think: everybody has seen ‘The Matrix’, but who steps out of the System? If you’re not prepared to step out of the System, how can you ever change the world?” Marc van der Woude on www.thecall.nl

10 years after

Today is the day that 10 years ago the genocide in Rwanda started. After a plane crash that kills the president, Hutu men start to extinct the Tutsi people, killing 900.000 of them. Yes, nine-hundred-thousand! Yesterday I heard a documentary on the radio that was based on the book “Season of the Machetes” by French […]