PhD Supervision


Daniël Drost, A Contrasting Community: a Systematic Theological Thinking Through of John Howard Yoder’s Perspective on the Jewishness of the Free Church Vision, on Account of Post Liberal Jewish Critique, VU Amsterdam (expected: 2019)

Yme Horjus, Tucht van onderop, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, in cooperation with Prof. dr. Mees te Velde 2019

Ralph Lubs, Eirene and Pneuma in the Corpus Paulinum, VU Amsterdam (expected 2020)

Hruaia Khiangte, Distinctive Baptist Doctrines and the Visible Unity of the Church in India: A Contribution to Baptist Ecclesiology VU Amsterdam (expected 2021)

Kirsten Timmer, Baptist Sources: The Amsterdam Heritage (1600-1615), VU Amsterdam (expected 2021)

Vincent van Altena, What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? An Interdisciplinary Investigation on Using Spatial-Temporal Research in New Testament Exegesis (with Prof. Jantien Stoter, TU Delft, expected 2021)

Elly van den Berg, In Dialogue;  (in cooperation with Prof. dr. Manon Ruijters, School of Business and Economics, VU Business School, expected 2022)

Linda Margaret Aadne, The Theology and Practice of Believers’ Baptism Within the Norwegian Baptist Union: Tradition, Revision and Renewal, IBTSC/VU (expected 2022)

Laura Dijkhuizen The Invisible Woman, Gender Roles in Contemporary Evangelical Churches in the Netherlands, VU Amsterdam (expected 2023)

Inok Lee, Biblical Theology of the Book of Revelation: Reading Revelation from the Perspective of the Theology of Martyrdom, VU Amsterdam  (expected 2023)

Matt Edminster, The Reality of Fellowship: a relational and theological examination of koinonia in the life of a small Estonian congregation, IBTSC/VU (with Irma Fast Dueck, expected 2023) 

Lauren Moore, A Phenomenological Study of the Evolution of Marian Apparitions in Roman Catholicism, (with Robert Letham, Union School of Theology, and Leonardo De Chirico, expected 2024)

Jonathan Owens, Roadblocks & Bridges: Seeking Pathways for Greater Interfaith Involvement with American Evangelical Christianity, VU Amsterdam  (expected 2024)

Richmond Ofori-Tawiah, A Theology of Work: Towards a Contextualized Theology of Work as Worship in Ghana, IBTSC/VU Amsterdam (expected 2024)

Hendri Mulyana, Sendjaja Understanding Gregory of Nyssa’s Thoughts on Celebrating Life Experience for Transformation of the Self in the Communion with the Triune God, VU Amsterdam  (expected 2024)

In the process of starting: Michael Aidoo, IBTSC/VU, Willem-Jan vd Brink, VU, Marco Kahlin, VU, Haije Bergstra, VU


2015: Michael J. Pears, Towards a Theological Engagement With an Area of Multiple Deprivation: The Case of the Cornwall Estate, IBTSC/VU Amsterdam, September 2nd, 2015

2016: Lee Spitzer, “The Hand of Sincere Friendship”: Baptist Responses to Nazi Anti-Semitism and Persecution of the Jewish People (1933-1948), IBTSC/VU Amsterdam, September 6th, 2016

2017: Samuel Renihan, From Shadow to Substance: The Roots and Rise of the Federal Theology of the English Particular Baptists (1642-1702), VU Amsterdam

2018: Jan Martijn Abrahamse, The Mystery of Ministry: A Theological Inquiry into the Roots of Ministerial Office Within Early Congregationalism (1580-1612), VU Amsterdam, Jan. 10th 2018 

Referent & Opponent

2010: Alex Kish, The Origins of the Baptist Movement Among the Hungarians, VU Amsterdam, (November 18, 2010)

2015: Ekkardt A. Sonntag, Jesus, The Good Wasta? Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews in Light of a Middle Eastern Social Phenomenon, VU Amsterdam, Dec. 9th 2015

2015: Rosa Hunt, The Self-Enclosing God. John Chrysostom and Ephrem Syrus on Divine Self-Limitation as Gift of Love in Genesis 1-3, VU Amsterdam, Dec. 14th 2015

2017: Maria Cornou, Worship as a Formative Practice: The Worship Practices of Methodists, Baptists, and Free Brethren in Emerging Protestantism in Argentina (1867-1930), VU Amsterdam, Nov. 29th 2016,


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