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PhD Supervision


Ralph Lubs, Eirene and Pneuma in the Corpus Paulinum, VU Amsterdam (expected 2022)

Hruaia Khiangte, Distinctive Baptist Doctrines and the Visible Unity of the Church in India: A Contribution to Baptist Ecclesiology , VU Amsterdam (expected 2022)

Kirsten Timmer, Baptist Sources: The Amsterdam Heritage (1600-1615), VU Amsterdam (expected 2024)

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 2022)

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 2025)

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 2024)

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)

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)

Yuriy Skurydin, Mono-ethnic Kazakh Evangelical Churches as a Hermeneutical Community: Convictional Study of Kazakh Evangelical Christianity, IBTSC/VU (expected 2025)

Michael Aidoo, Towards a contextual approach to Baptist congregational polity/governance in Ghana, IBTSC/VU (expected 2025)

Gabriel Stephen, The Contribution of Migrant Experiences to the Formation of New Ecclesial Perspectives in the Norwegian Baptist Context, IBTSC/VU (expected 2025)


2021: Lon Graham, The Sources, Nature, and Context of John Ryland’s Catholicity , VU Amsterdam/IBTSC, Jan 19th, 2021.

2020: Yme Horjus, Tucht van onderop, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, in cooperation with Prof. dr. Mees te Velde, Dec 11th, 2020.

2019: 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, Nov. 12th, 2019, cum laude.

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.

2017: Samuel Renihan, From Shadow to Substance: The Roots and Rise of the Federal Theology of the English Particular Baptists (1642-1702), VU Amsterdam, Oct. 26th 2017.

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.

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.

Referent & Opponent

2019: Fulco van Hulst, Vrede hebben met het kruis van Christus

2019 Marco Rotman, The Call of the Wilderness: The Narrative Significance of John the Baptist’s Whereabouts

2019: David Murray, Matthew Henry: The Reasonableness and Pleasantness of Christianity

2019: David McMillan, Convictions, Conflict and Moral Reasoning: The Contribution of the Concept of Convictions in Understanding Moral Reasoning in the Context of Conflict, Illustrated by a Case Study of Four Groups of Christians in Northern Ireland

2018: Philipp F. Bartholomä, Freikirche mit Mission: Eine explorative Studie zum freikirchlichen Gemeindebau im säkularen Zeitalter, Hab. Freie Theologische Hochschule Gießen, 2018

2018: Alex To, Lam Chi-fung’s Transformative Role in Shaping Hong Kong Baptist Life (1950-1970), VU University Amsterdam, 2018

2018: Henrikas Žukauskas, The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Relation God – World in the Theology of Yves Congar, VU University Amsterdam, 2018

2018: Bianca van Wesep, Als het erop aankomt. Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de betekenis van leiderschap voor zingeving in werk en organisatie bij de Koninklijke Marechaussee, VU University Amsterdam, March 27th, 2018

2017: Ross Dueck, A Transformative Moment: Emerging Adult Faith Development in Conversation with the Theology of James E. Loder, VU University Amsterdam, May 10th, 2017

2016: 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,

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

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

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