About Me

Both ‘Marcus’ and ‘Verhaegh’ are often-used names, and the combination is not unique. In this regard, I would point out, I do not have any active social media accounts outside of WordPress, and I have not made use of ‘Facebook’ or ‘Pinterest,’ etc.

I am a native of the USA from west of the Rocky Mountains.  ‘Verhaegh’ is apparently a name from the border of the Benelux with Germany, ‘ver-‘ a prefix in Dutch meaning ‘from,’ and ‘haag‘ referring to the border, i.e. a hedge used to separate places (or a hedge or woods separated from its surroundings…).  Most ‘Verhaegh’s’ appear to have been Catholic or Reformed.  And now of course there are many options and cults.  Myself, I reject Rome and theological conservatism, but also the posit which marks most Western cults, the claim that either reason or Scripture can establish a Christian religious faith apart from the doctrine of unmerited predestination.

off-campus housing


I have spent some time with philosophy, finding the thinking of Bultmann congenial, but hoping too that the thinking of Germany and Tibet might someday meet.


Khedrup’s vision of Tsongkhapa



MV verhaegh_marcus


Longview, Washington State, USA, 2017