I was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1961. After graduating
from the University of Utrecht with an MS in biology, I joined an
evangelical missionary organization in 1988. After earning an MA in
biblical studies through the University of the Nations in 1991, I
taught biblical studies for a little over ten years, mostly in Germany.
During these years I met Franziska, and we have been happily married
In 2002 I enrolled at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies as a PhD
candidate and began to do research on Christian Zionism in Germany. In March
2007, my dissertation was accepted by the University of Wales, and I
received the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
I am still an evangelical, active in full-time ministry, and as
convinced as ever of the essential truth of evangelical faith – but not
of every aspect of evangelical practice and thought, and I don’t like
everything I see in our movement. To get the rest of that story,
however, you will have to read the thesis.
You can e-mail me through Contact Me
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