at the boundary

Dr. Jean-Jacques is fascinated by the boundary where God and humans touch. His publications in the area of theology and spirituality testify to this, ranging from his dissertation to his present columns in the daily newspaper Trouw. In these latter he tries to give new impulses to contemporary thinking about faith and religion. They are regularly collected and published in book-form.

As a minister he is also always looking for the boundary between God and (wo)man - in his preaching, pastoral work, teaching and celebration of the liturgy. At times this can take the form of spiritual direction.

The same applies to his work as a supervisor, although here this is not usually on the foreground. The focus is on the working situation and on new inspiration and motivation.

His lectures for students, pastors, teachers, managers, businessmen and others in essence also deal in various ways with the art of balancing on the said boundary.