Studies in Nederlands

Seven Temples of God in the Bible
1st Temple: Creation (March 2015)
2nd Temple: Adam (April 2015)
3rd Temple: Altar, Tabernacle, Temple (May 2015)
4th Temple: Jesus Christ (May 2015)
5th Temple: The Church (June 2015)
6th Temple: Individual Christians (June 2015)
7th Temple: New Heaven and New Earth - and heaven... (June 2015)

Patristics [lessons for Alexandria School of Theology]
First letter of Clement (2010)
Letter of Barnabas (2010)
Second letter of Clement (2010)
Letter of Polycarp to the Philippians (2010)
Martyrdom of Polycarp (2010)
Shepherd of Hermas (2010)
Letter to Diognetus (2010)
Irenaeus: On the Apostolic Preaching (2010)
St Cyril (Kirillos): Sermon on Jesus' fasting (Luke 4) (2010) and (Here INCLUDING actual sermon)
Cyprian of Carthage: On the Unity of the Church (2010)
Ambrose: On the Christian Faith (a.k.a. De Trinitate) (2010)
Basil the Great: On Fasting, Homily I (2010)
Gregory of Nyssa: Life of Moses (2010)
Gregory of Nazianzus: On Christmas (2010)

Ancient church studies
Discipleship in the Early Church (2012)
Why we need icons in Church, St John of Damascus (2013)

Coptic-Orthodox Studies  
The Copts and the Ecumenical Councils of Nicea and Constantinople
The Copts and the Ecumenical Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (2008)
The Copts and Islam (641-750) (2008)
The Impact of Roman and Protestant Mission on the Copts (2008)
Desert Father Matta al-Miskeen and Church Unity (2009)

Islam and Arab World
Bi-nationalism and Zionism: My MA thesis on a weblog (1987)
Bi-nationalism and Zionism: My MA thesis as a pdf (1987)
Surat al-Fatiha: the first chapter of the Qur'an (2008)
Jesus in Arabic poetry: At the death of Mahmud Darwish (1941-2008) (2008)
The Rise and Fall of Egyptian Radio (2008)
Religious Minority Rights in the Arab World (2009) 
Arabization policies in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia (2009)
Christian Radio Broadcasts to the Arab World: Radio ELWA (2009)

Seven Management Lessons from Moses (Exodus 17) (2008)

Trinity Studies
Jesus of Nazareth - JHWH of Israel (2009)
The God who sees and hears (2009)
The development from 'faith statements' to the Nicene Creed (2013)

Elijah: Prophet like you and me. 7 lessons for Bible-study groups
Lesson 1: The Suffering Servant, 1 Kings 16:29-17:24
Lesson 2: Two Styles of Serving God, 1 Kings 18:1-18
Lesson 3: Confrontation on Mount Carmel, 1 Kings 18:16-19:2
Lesson 4: Depression, 1 Kings 19:1-21
Lesson 5: War on the Saints, 1 Kings 20:1-43, 22:1-40
Lesson 6: Doing Business, 1 Kings 21
Lesson 7: Elijah’s End, 2 Kings 1:1-2:14
Complete Lessons - Elijah

Paul's Letter to the Galatians: 10 lessons for Bible-study groups

Lesson 1: No other Gospel, Galatians 1:1-12

Lesson 2: Paul and his Gospel, Galatians 1:12-2:1
Lesson 3: Resistance and Faith, Acts 13:1-15:1
Lesson 4: Convent of the Apostles, Galatians 2:1-10, Acts 15:1-31, 16:1-6
Lesson 5: Jew or Gentile, Galatians 2:11-21, Acts 9:32-11:18
Lesson 6: Children of Abraham, Galatians 3:1-25
Lesson 7: Inheritance of Sons, Galatians 3:26-4:11
Lesson 8: Hagar and Sarah, Galatians 4:12-5:1
Lesson 9: ---
Lesson 10: Please the Spirit, Galatians 6:1-18

Paul's Letter to the Romans
Blog on Letter to the Romans: Thus all Israel shall be Saved (From 2008)

Sample Liturgy
Harold Camping (Family Radio) and the End of the World (2008)


Just Chatting

  • Facebook

    Since a while a am present on Facebook - mostly because my Egyptian church members seem to live there.  I often place photos of my daily work on FB.  Here my personal pages.  And here the pages of our English congregation.  And this is where you find our Arabic congregation's page.
  • School for Sudanese Kids in Cairo

    In June 2015 we are to open a school for about 200 sudanese kids.  Our church in Cairo has about a 1000 sudanese members, of which half is under 16.  There are very few options for education for these refugees in Egypt, so we decided to 'go it alone'.
  • Surat al-Fatiha

    Under 'studies' I have placed some self-study I am doing in the Qur'an - just a feeble beginning. Have a look and let me know my mistakes ;-)

  • Coptic Studies

    Under the Studies button, you can find some lectures I have recently (February- March 2008) held in our church here in Maadi (Egypt). I will probably continue to work on them as I happen to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to historical truth and the shape of documents. Oh, if only I had been a native English speaker. I hope you enjoy these and the other papers of mine that will slowly appear here.