The message from Mr Hendrikse's sermon seems bleak - "Make the most of life on earth, because it will probably be the only one you get".
The BBC carry a piece about Churches in the Netherlands, and how they are trying to change Christianity and modify the gospel to meet the needs of a doubtfilled world.
I must admit to wondering why bother? Whilst the mental straight jacket of fundamentalism is stifling, controlling beliefs, with no room for doubt, yet the mental gymnastics required for a faith with no Christ, and a pseudo christian 'experience' seems rather vacuous.
Looking at some of the interviews, I wanted to be able to ask the people involved if they had explored the apophatic accounts within Christianity itself, the orthodox formulations of faith that attend to the normal nature of doubt and mystery for Christians?