Archive for August, 2012

PROPOSAL TO MOVE IBTS TO AMSTERDAM: THE CORE NEWS

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

IBTS will move to Amsterdam as an International Baptist Study and Research Centre, probably by September 2014.  This is the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Seminary to the Council of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) that will meet in Elstal, Germany, from 26-29 September 2012 to take the final decision. The proposal is to move into a new phase of partnership with the VU (Free) University of Amsterdam, the Baptist Union of the Netherlands and the Baptist Seminary of the Netherlands.  In this way the Board of Trustees is confident that IBTS will continue to be at the forefront of European and worldwide Baptist research and study.

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Three, Two, One… GO!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

… And we have done that! The first week of the new academic year has started with Critical Thinking, Academic Research and Writing.  (Those who have taken the course will remember how busy that week feels!) Fewer students, but a good group and good warmth around, making it a pleasure to teach. And just in a couple of days, we will be welcoming the DMin students, and during the weekend, some M-level students taking particular modules as well as our our ‘kittens’ – CAT programme students . A number of those who applied, however, did not get their visa or are still awaiting – so prayers are appreciated.

If you have a chance to visit us during the academic year and check how we’re doing,  you will be very welcome!

From still very summery-feeling Prague,

– Lina