Theologie studeren in Amerika / Studying theology in the U.S – episode 7 [With English Subtitles]

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Terug in Nederland een korte terugblik op de tijd in St. Louis, USA.

(Dit is aflevering 7 van een 7-delige serie)

Deze reis is mede mogelijk gemaakt door:
– Stichting de Honderd Gulden Reis
– Stichting Jagtspoel Fonds

Deze videoserie is geproduceerd door:

Well, here I am again in Amsterdam, just landed at Schiphol. It feels like I've never been gone.
Weird feeling… … to be back here again. I'm a little tired, didn't sleep in the airplane.
I did watch some movies. I'll go and catch up on my sleep for a few hours, but the first thing I'll do when I get home
is to grab a sandwich with super-sized Dutch chocolate sprinkles. Right now I'm typing a report on my experiences abroad. It's been two weeks since I came back to the Netherlands. I had an awesome time. In the meantime I've met a lot of people again:
friends, classmates, family. Lots of great stories to tell, pictures to show, experiences to share. About the whole thing I can say: it was very enriching,
both for my studies as well as the people I met. You build relationships for life. You experience a lot in culture, in nature. The only thing I can say is that it's just been one big blessing,
a blessing of five-and-a-half months! The months I spent studying abroad were very enriching for me. It widened by perspective on theology,
it also widened my view on the way churches function. The churches there are sometimes occupied
with other things than the Netherlands. For example, I by now know some people in the U.S. who are planning to plant a church in a certain part of the U.S. Because although there are very many Christians in the U.S. and even an area called the "Bible Belt," there are also places where the gospel is still unknown, or not known in a certain way,
where Reformed teaching remains unknown. And these people really plan to go to such an area,
to plant a church there, and to preach the Word of God. That was a nice eye opener for me, to see how people there are occupied with other things
than the average student here in Kampen.

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