Arjan de Visser

Arjan de Visser

Professor of Diaconiology

Registrar
Director of the Pastoral Training Program
Corresponding Secretary of the Senate

Education

Th. Drs., Theological University of Kampen, 1987
Th. D., Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa, 2001

Dr. de Visser is professor of Diaconiology, prior to which he served as a missionary in South Africa for fifteen years. He completed a Th.D. at Potschefstroom University in missiological studies.

905-575-3688 ext. 22
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Select Bibliography

Dissertation 
  • Kyrios and Morena. The Lordship of Christ and African Township Christianity. Th.D. diss. Potchefstroom, 2001.
Articles and Essays
  • "Musical Instruments in the Worship Service" Clarion 64, no. 2, 3 (2015): 37-40, 66-68.
  • “Wisdom re. Adding Hymns” Clarion 63, no. 16 (2014): 402-404.
  • “Nelson Mandela 1918-2013” Clarion 63, no. 1 (2014): 7-9.
  • “A New Pope” Clarion 62, no. 8 (2013): 202-205.
  • "The Genevan Psalter: 450 Years" Clarion 61, no. 13 (2012): 332-334.
  • "Foreign Mission by the Local Church." In Living Waters from Ancient Springs: Essays in Honour of Cornelis Van Dam, ed. J. Van Vliet, 220-233. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
  • "Tracing Guido de Bres in Doornik." Clarion 60, no. 22 (2011): 523-525.
  • "Schilder's Views regarding  the Reformed Psalter and Hymnary." Clarion 59, no. 9 (2010): 229-230, Clarion 59, no. 10 (2010): 254-255.
  • "Church Music in Calvin's Tradition." Clarion 58, no. 23 (2009): 568-570; Clarion 58, no. 24 (2009): 589-591; Clarion 58, YrEnd (2009): 621-623.
  • "Evangelism according to the Scriptures." Clarion 58, no. 1 (2009): 8-10; Clarion 58, no. 2 (2009): 34-36; Clarion 58, no. 3 (2009): 58-60.
  • "The Character of the Afternoon Service," Clarion 56, no. 13 (2007): 310-312.
  • "The Lordship of Christ in the Life of the Believer." In Proceedings of the ICRC 2005, 139-160. Neerlandia: Inheritance Publications, 2006.
Presentations
  • “You Will Be My Witnesses: The Centrality of Christ in Missions,” Reformation Rally, Aldergrove B.C., Oct. 31, 2014
  • “Lift Up Your Hearts: Biblical Principles for Music in Worship,” Reformed Worship Conference, Burlington ON, Oct. 24, 2014
  • “The Christian School and the Community,” CRTA Convention, Caronport SK, Oct. 2014
  • “Office-bearers following and imitating Christ,” CanRC office-bearers conference, Ancaster ON, Nov. 2013
  • "Revising the Book of Praise: Where are we heading?" Office Bearers' Conference, Ancaster, ON, November 2009
  • "Can Reformed Worship Survive?" CanRC & URC Ministers Conference, Sumas WA, Nov 2012.
  • Spiritual Warfare" CanRC & URC Ministers Conference, Sumas WA, Nov 2012.
  • "Guido de Brès - Letters from Prison" CanRC & URC Ministers Conference, Sumas WA, Nov 2012.
  • "Has Canadian Reformed Preaching Changed?" CRTS Preaching Seminar, Hamilton, January 2012.
  • "Honoured but Eclipsed: Beliefs about Christ in an African Church." Evangelical Theological Society, San Francisco, Nov 16, 2011.
  • "What is Good Preaching?" Office Bearers' Conference, Albany (Western Australia), July 30, 2011.
  •  "Our Evangelistic Calling and Approach." Speeches at Evangelism Convention, Southern River, Perth WA, July 2011.
  • "The Minister's Role in Evangelism." Conference of Ministers in the United Reformed Churches, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2011.
  • "Christian Schools and Mission Work: A Powerful Combination." Sixth International Mission Aid Conference, Fraser Valley, B.C., August 2010.
  • "That the Congregation may be Edified: The Characteristics of Good Preaching." Office Bearers' Conference, Langley, B.C., March 2010.