I’ll be passing through Europe in late June, early July, with no strict schedule. I’ve seen quite a bit of France almost nothing else in the ‘Rope.
Pray tell: where must I go?
This is less “what are some nice places to see and things to do?” and more “what is it a crying shame that I have not eyed in 22 years of eyesight?” Thoughts very much appreciated.
Definitely Amsterdam, not for the stereotypical “wasted weekend” that everyone goes for, but just to see how the city works. I felt safer there than I have anywhere else.
Having just come back from Prague in the Czech Republic I’d also give it my recommendation, the place is saturated with incredible architecture and if you’re of the mindset it’s a great party town in the right parts.
It doesn’t sound like a church name … on purpose. We really want to connect with people who have no interest in “church” by society’s definition. There are plenty of churches for “normal people” and we think we have a unique calling to reach out to our otherwise unreached friends. Our name is integral to that process. Whether outcast by society (e.g., punks, skaters, ravers, homeless people…) or by the church itself, many who come can identify with the name “Scum of the Earth” since they have been previously treated as such.
More important to us, however, the name implies that being people of faith does not mean we are better than anyone else. We know many non-Christians who think Christians are out to cast judgment on them. Our name makes it clear that we aren’t about that. We are just aware of our need for God, as Scum of the Earth. Fortunately, God never sees us like that! But the name is humble and we like that.