- Research Associate Mennonite (Peace) Theology and Ethics
ResearchMy PhD research focusses on the interpretation and the meaning of the atonement from the perspective of the Historic Peace Churches. Most atonement motifs in Western Church history presume that the violence of the cross is necessary for our salvation and that such violence was ordained by God, despite what we know about God’s nonviolent nature as seen in God’s self-revelation in Christ. My research will offer an alternative interpretation of the violent death of Christ on the cross, namely as a “nonviolent atonement”.
TeachingBachelor courses in Mennonite (Peace) Theology and Ethics.
- 2013-2015: Research Associate and Lecturer in Mennonite (Peace) Theology and Ethics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- 2009-2011: Lecturer in Mennonite Peace Theology and Ethics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- 2007-2013: Pastor at the Mennonite Congregation of Harlingen, The Netherlands
- 2002-2007: Lecturer in Religion, Teacher education for Primary Schools, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden
- 1999-2002: Lecturer in Business Ethics, International Hospitality Management, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden
- 1998-2001: Mennonite Seminary Amsterdam
- 1990-1997: Master in Theology Rijksuniversiteit Groningen