Will the Church Address Amsterdam’s “Gang” Issue?

The Recorder’s headline on Thursday, January 12, 2012 was “Cops: City has ‘gang issue’”. It was a jarring headline, based on a quote from Amsterdam Police Detective Thomas Nethaway at the last 4th/5th Ward Neighborhood Watch meeting. The full context of Nethaway’s statement is not as bleak as the headline would suggest, but nonetheless, points to…

God of This City Part One: Nineveh

Have you ever asked the question “what’s God’s plan for my life?” or “what’s God’s plan for our church?” All through the Bible, there are many examples of how God’s plans for individuals and churches are often closely related to his plans for cities or even whole nations. I believe that the church in Amsterdam…

Audacious Grace (Start Again)

Since becoming a Christian almost 10 years ago, there have been times when I have felt like I have no business whatsoever to call myself a follower of Christ, much less participate or lead in God’s ministry. I have felt like Isaiah did when he said “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I…

Welcome to Living Faith Amsterdam

Welcome to Living Faith Amsterdam! My goal with this blog is to begin a dialogue about the Christian faith and how it is lived out in the city of Amsterdam.  I hope what I write may challenge other believers in their personal faith and in their views on the role of the church in the…