In case you didn’t realise, that’s me. Yes, Reformed and a little crazy. What else would you say about someone with three harpsichords, two pipe organs and an 18th century piano who loves driving fast cars and who builds a working model U-boat in his spare time? I hope you enjoy this website.
A bit of boring biography
Roger Dean Anderson (1963), born and raised in New Zealand, was brought up in the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. After completing university studies in both music and classical languages and literature, he was sent to Canada by his home church for theological study (Hamilton, Ont.).
Upon completion of this study (MDiv.), he served 12 months in New Zealand as vicar and was then sent to the Netherlands for further study. In 1996 he graduated ThD from the Theological University of the Reformed Churches (liberated) in Kampen. From 1996 to 2004, Anderson pastored the Reformed churches (liberated) of Valkenburg (ZH) and Katwijk of the GKv. From June 2004 to April 2012 he pastored the church at Katwijk. Since April 2012 he has been pastoring the Free Reformed Church of Rockingham, Western Australia.
Some even more boring bibliography
Anderson has published regularly in theological journals and church magazines and is author of Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Paul (rev. ed Leuven, Peeters, 1999) and Glossary of Greek Rhetorical Terms Connected to Methods of Argumentation, Figures and Tropes from Anaximines to Quintilian (Leuven, Peeters, 2000). He is also co–editor of H. Lausberg‘s Handbook of Literary Rhetoric: A Companion for Literary Study (Leiden: EJ Brill, 1998) and has contributed a number of articles to Het Woordenboek voor Bijbellezers (ed. A. Noordegraaf et al, Book Centre, Zoetermeer, 2005). In 2008 he published a commentary on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, 1 Korintiërs: Orde op zaken in een jonge stadskerk (Kampen, Kok, 2008, 2nd ed. 2012) of which an updated English translation was published in 2017 (Armadale WA Australia, Pro Ecclesia Publishers) and an Indonesian translation was published in 2018 (Surabaya: Momentum). Anderson has also published in academic journals on 17th and 18th century French harpsichords and their music. For a list of his publications click the ‘publications’ tab at the top of the page.