First, it is really a bike culture. It seems that there are more bikes than cars and on top of that it is snowing. While many of us would stay inside by the fire on days like this many people in Copenhagen are riding their bikes everywhere. I could not imagine how many bikes would be on the street if the sun was shining and it was warm.
It is also a Cafe culture. You know this pleases me. There are cafes everywhere. I am trying out most of them. Mostly with large windows and many candles to give it a warm feeling.
Our group from The Village made it in this afternoon from the states. We have our first meeting this afternoon at a coffee shop this is also a cultural center.
As we begin our time this afternoon with the group one thing that we will talk about are the three streams of culture that I see in Europe.
- A decline in Institutional Christianity
- An increase in the influence of Islam
- An increase of a post Christian worldview
We see these in most European cities. This afternoon we will begin to talk to some people in Copenhagen about these three streams.