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.