My name is Brenda Kronemeijer-Heyink. I am a  PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) and the campus pastor at Campus Edge Fellowship. I  hold a BSc in Mathematics from Redeemer University College and an M.Div. & Th.M. from Calvin Theological Seminary. This blog is part of my desire to build on my identity as a biblical scholar, presenting my own thoughts on the biblical text in the hope that they might encourage and challenge others. This is part of my desire to join in the conversation happening in biblical studies with the hope that this conversation will challenge, inspire, and motivate me to develop further my own thoughts.

My interests include (but are not limited to): the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, Hebrew syntax, Old Testament theology, serving the church, methodologies, pedagogy, and hearing and reading the Bible.

I have several projects currently in progress:

  • A syntactical analysis of the book of Ezekial as part of the ETCBC at the Vrije Universitiet,
  • A dissertation on the book of Ezekiel, concerning how one reads the discourse in the book – and more specifically, what is happening in terms of the mainline in the text,
  • Determining what to do with a master’s thesis on the place of the emotions/feelings in the prophetic task, especially as shown in the book of Jeremiah,
  • Further study and analysis on how to read the biblical text,
  • Teaching plans and curriculum for several courses:
    • the Old Testament Narrative Books
    • Jeremiah and the Church
    • Postmodernism vs ?! Reformed Christianity
    • Living in the Midst of Sin: Community, Sin, and Reformed Christianity
    • Ezekiel from an Exegetical Perspective

Besides this, there is also my personal Christian faith, my work as a campus pastor to graduate students and professionals at Michigan State University, my participation in the Christian Reformed Church, and my life as part of a Christian (open monastic) community. My personal blog details more about these aspects of my life.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello! I am a Master of Divinity Student at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. I sincerely appreciate your work on the Table of feelings in Jeremiah. I am specifically working on my final project in a Jeremiah class where I am focussing on how we can use these feelings in Jeremiah as a means for healing. As leaders of the church, we tend to internalize feelings, pain and grief and I am creating a booklet to help Pastors heal from these experiences using the book of Jeremiah. I’d like to properly use your name in my citation notes. I don’t see it listed anywhere. If you could provide that- I’d like to give credit where credit is certainly due! Good luck! Sounds like an awesome project!

    1. Thanks for your comment in pointing out that my name is not recorded anywhere on the blog. That surprised me, but apparently I’ve made changes with the format of the blog and somehow managed to make it so that my personal information no longer appears. I’ve now fixed that!

      Thanks also for wanting to credit me – I’m glad that the chart was helpful for you! It’s always great to hear that one’s studies can help someone else. Hopefully I will put more about that on my blog – or even publish it elsewhere, but right now I’m working on a dissertation in Ezekiel, so Jeremiah and emotions will have to wait for awhile still.

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