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Interests: Rogier: missional living, giving myself away, helping people see Jesus more, initiating new communities of faith, postmodernism, photography, theology, design, The West Wing, volleyball.
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I made this picture yesterday. Yesterday was Sunday. I struggle with Sundays: I know they are supposed to be restful and that I should be doing things I enjoy, rather than work. I enjoy photography — so much so, inf... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Here's a question that has been bugging me for a while. I recently photographed this event on sustainability. One of the speakers was this guy, Peter Bakker, former CEO of a large Dutch company. I think the photo is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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As of today I am on Sabbatical. I know: that sounds sudden. Sorry about that. I started discussing this with Rob Fairbanks, CA's President, when he visited The Netherlands in March. I had a couple of really good conversations with... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Joel's team won the National Championship Basketball today. Their team (age bracket under 14) is now officially the best in all of Holland!!!!! A web gallery with really cool images from the game, before, during and after) can be found... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Yesterday I met with a number of leaders to talk about different church plants. In our conversation we also spoke of situations that concern us. I wish I could say that church planting is easy and that all church plants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Join a church planting team in Edinburgh, Scotland Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Our good friends Carlton and Shannon celebrated 25 years of marriage today. They invited us down for a party. And what a party it was! Here are some pictures... Carlton and Shannon lead CA's work in Brussels. They also spearhead... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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My family came over for Christmas. Took these photo's with my iPhone. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Between jobs today, I got to enjoy this quiet moment on the heath in the south of Holland. Beautiful, peaceful, quiet. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Last month I was in L.A. for CA's Leadership Team, but this November I visited Madrid for the Europe Advancement Team meetings. CA's Europe AT leads the work in Europe. The team is led by my colleague and friend Kevin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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Just got back from a fantastic trip to Los Angeles, where we met as CA's leadership Team. Our primary objective was to have indepth conversations regarding our vision and future. We had great conversations and times of sharing. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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I don't know how we do it, but every year CA's Connect conference is like the highlight of the year. This year was no exception. We met in Topolca, Hungary with about 120 people and just had a fan-dab-tastic time.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
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This year we vacationed in Munich for a weekend (lovely penthouse on the 19th floor near the Olympic Stadium) and Porec, Croatia. Here are some shots of the family... Judah will never miss an opportunity to pose! We stayed in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at THE JOURNEY
I thought this was an excellent post. Very good summary of my thinking at least, Andrew! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2011 on Rob Bell and the new generation at TallSkinnyKiwi
Just discovered this video and the book it talks about. Rob Bell is one of the ebst and most compelling communicators I know. This topic is one I have been wrestling with for a long time! Unfortunately the book is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at THE JOURNEY
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I just got back from the airport to night where I met this lovely couple. This is Ryan and Hanne. I met them at Schiphol airport, where they were in transit from the US to Oslo, Norway. They are new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at THE JOURNEY
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A couple of thoughts on this movie. ‘Eat, Love, Pray’ is of course the best-selling book by Elisabeth Gilbert - a book that became a major best seller in record-time. It recounts the personal journey of a woman who leaves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at THE JOURNEY
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I know, it's amazing: two newsletters so close together. What can I tell you other than that I am trying to make a positive change and inform you more often of what is going on? Read it here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at THE JOURNEY
Hi everybody. I have just posted two things: Our December newsletter: The year in News and Pictures Trends I see that will impact 2011 (Dutch) On my photography blog. Some photography related, some more general trends. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at THE JOURNEY
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I am sitting on a plane as I type this, on my way back home from Madrid. We have just had our annual Advancement Team retreat. The Advancement Team leads CA's church planting work in Europe. I lead this team... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at THE JOURNEY
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I am on the way home from a week in New Jersey. There is a church in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, that supports Sophie and me financially for the work we do with CA. That last line may surprise some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at THE JOURNEY
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Here is a snapshot of my life: I’m sitting in the back of a small room in Geneva, Switzerland, as I write this. Two seasoned CA church planters are teaching ‘why and how to plant a church.’ In the room... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at THE JOURNEY
Have you been wondering how to actually plant a church? This video breaks it down in nice and easy steps. The most complicated part is giving away a free car at your grand opening! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at THE JOURNEY
Here are two video's that came my way today. The first was made by The Well, the church community planted and led by fellow CA staff member and friend Carlton Deal. I've watched this a couple of times now and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at THE JOURNEY
Well, CONNECT is over and it was fantastic. I don't know how we do it - but every time, this conference becomes the highlight of our year. And not just for me, for Sophie and the boys too! Here is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at THE JOURNEY