Sing after God a New Song

In the Netherlands, traditional churches and religious institutions are losing ground, as is the case in the rest of western Europe. Religion changes and traditional religious forms migrate to other realms, sometimes to return to ecclesial contexts again. In this article, we present a research project on ritual-musical appropriations of psalms in contemporary Dutch culture….

‘Look, Peter, this is our people!’

Wim Helsen’s Bij Mij Zijt Ge Veilig as a Role-playing Game and Enacted Ideology[1] Wim Helsen’s (1968) stand-up comedy is often characterized as absurd, confusing, transgressive or Dadaist.[2] One could not categorize him as just a gagman, although he sometimes explicitly inserts moments for the telling of jokes. These jokes, however, often seem to be…