We have several lines of research in different projects. Find out more by clicking on one of the projects below.
The Hope Project is a scientific project that focuses on increasing insight into hope by, among other things, measuring it, as well as positively influencing hope.
Our mission is to achieve a significant increase of hope in Western Europe and North America. We do not see hope as an objective in itself, but as a crucial motivator for achieving for example inclusiveness and agility. We work on our mission by providing insight into the concept …
In today’s economic education, humans are primarily seen as rational and individualistic beings who are primarily out to maximize the satisfaction of their own needs. This Homo Economicus can cope very well with competition and feels at ease on free markets where he does not need to have a special bond with anyone. An economy based on this view of man strives for permanent (material) growth, but also has negative consequences for social justice and the environment. The question is …
In this project, we seek to contribute to the theological appropriation of the concept of ‘fittingness’ in environmental ethics, investigating it from various angles, such as biblical studies, historical theology, systematic theology and Christian ethics.
We live in a time of continual change. Vital churches recognize the need to nurture a culture in which change is normal. Church leadership has become like white-water rafting: navigating unpredictable currents and avoiding under-water rocks, while keeping everyone on board – all without prospect that the white waters will soon be over. Thus, churches need a culture …
This research project focuses on answering the question of how the gospel influences our appreciation of new technologies – how it guides our moral discernment in this area as Christians in Europe. The gift of the gospel, namely the incarnation, cross, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the justification by faith in that event, is the starting point of all our ethical reasoning. In Christ, God has reconciled the world, all life, with himself. The question is how …