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A Dutch Man and Irish Kindness

Union Admin

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A Dutch Man and Irish Kindness

As a Dutch student I have really enjoyed my time studying at Union and living in Belfast. I have been studying on the Erasmus programme. It has been a time for me to grow in academic skills to study the life and theology of Jonathan Edwards. Also on a personal level it has really been a fruitful time to be involved in the community of Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church. I am really thankful for the endeavours of the people in this church, the students with whom I lived on the third floor in Union, and the staff of Union, to make me feel at home. And I have to admit that, though I felt uprooted from my life in the Netherlands, you all have succeeded in making Northern Ireland my second home!

As a ministry student it has really been a pleasure to discover Jonathan Edwards’ theology and heart for the church of Jesus Christ. When I am back in the Netherlands I hope to write an applicable master-dissertation about Jonathan Edwards’ biblical interpretation. I am convinced that he has a lot to offer to the church today to keep being faithful to the living voice of God in the Bible. To grow in understanding and try to appropriate Edwards’ theology, I am looking forward to keep in touch with Union. I am persuaded that all the students at Union are really blessed with the professional and faithful teaching of their professors.

Wish you all the best and God’s blessing in Christ,

Rik Douma

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