Archive for April, 2015

Nordenhaug Lectures 2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015

This year the Nordenhaug lectures will take place at the VU (Virije Universiteit) Amsterdam on Monday 2nd November 2015.

These will be delivered by Gushee.jpg

Dr David P. Gushee who is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life Mercer University, Atlanta & Macon, Georgia.

Widely regarded as one of the leading moral voices in American Christianity, he is the author or editor of 20 books and hundreds of articles in his field, including Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life. He will deliver three lectures on the Monday on the theme of ‘What it means to say that human life is sacred’.

What it means to say that human life is sacred…

  1. Sacredness and Christian Scripture
  2. Sacredness and Christian tradition
  3. Sacredness and contemporary application

The lectures will be followed by an IBTSC Conference on ‘Conflicting Convictions’ on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of November in Baptist House Amsterdam. This conference will explore disagreements among Christians on ‘matters that matter’ and responses to such.

Call for papers from biblical, historical, theological, and practical perspectives until Tuesday 30th June. Possibilty of publication in IBTSC Journal. Contact Stuart Blythe, for further details blythe@ibts.eu

While there is no charge for the lectures or conference those attending and participating in the conference will be required to meet own travel, accommodation, and subsidence costs in Amsterdam.

Visitors to IBTSC

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Today I was pleased to welcome to IBTSC at Amsterdam the Revd Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, Dean of School of Theology and Ministry (STM) of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC). TodayHe is visiting friends and participating in some ‘Revival’ meetings for a new Ghanaian Church in the Amsterdam area. We currently have Revd Kofi Owusu-Ansah and Rev (Mrs) Mary Fosu a lecturer and chaplain respectively of GBUC as students at IBTSC. It was good to see him and talk about possible future co-operation. 

For those who studied in my time at Rueschlikon part of our conversation was about the late Rev Dr Frank Kwesi Adams http://www.dacb.org/stories/ghana/adams_frank.html.