resistance culture


On October 13, I joined the temple du Mazet for worship. The congregation of Mazet is part of the Consistoire de la Montagne of the United Protestant Church of France. This Consistoire is part of the Huguenot family noted for their resistance culture against Catholic persecution, but especially that of saving thousands of Jewish children…

caribbean pelau or cook-up


This blog is not about food. I recently travelled to Guyana-Trinidad-St. Lucia and thought about a title for this blog which may be compared to a Caribbean dish: pelau (Trinidad) or cook-up (Guyana) or whatever the version across other Caribbean islands. Each Caribbean island, though, would claim that their version is not only the best:…

BeLIEve – Look what’s back?


“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out” wrote G.K. Chesterton some time ago. The level of functional stupidity around today from so-called open-minded people would make Chesterton’s quote more relevant than ever. The film “Look Who’s Back,” (2015)[1] is no laughing matter. What is striking is how close the film is to…

when dissent becomes criminal


My ecclesial tradition (the United Reformed Church) would proudly claim its dissenting and non-conformist heritages. This is the primary reason why we moved to this community. Today, I can hardly recognise this heritage in any form of habitual practice. It is becoming one of the most risk-averse organisation around. I am sure at the local…