• IBTS Centre Seeking To Appoint New Staff Member

    Appointment of Director for Learning and Deputy to the Director of the International Baptist Theological Study Centre Amsterdam   Job title:          Director of Learning and Deputy to the Director of the International Baptist Theological Study Centre Amsterdam Location:         The Baptist House, Postjesweg 150, 1061 AX Amsterdam.   IBTS Centre Amsterdam is a growing research community specialising in providing opportunity and resources for researchers pursuing PhD studies in the areas of Anabaptist/Baptist histories and theologies, Missiology and Practical Theology – Identity, Mission and Practice.  A key part of our mission is to help train leaders and conduct research that can aid the Christian church in its mission and ministry in…

  • Colloquium 2019

     Colloquium 2019 – motivating, supportive and friendly; table conversations were a good innovation; overall atmosphere was great; level of interaction was really encouraging; Kang San Tan was a really entertaining and incisive after dinner speaker… and so it goes on!  You could fill a blog post with student and supervisor feedback on the colloquium but here’s the story in a nutshell. With 30 researchers, more than a dozen supervisors plus academic visitors, mission personnel, other visitors and staff present, Baptist House was a hothouse of discussion, debate and activity for six days from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 January. Using an experimental programme format it was possible to facilitate the…

  • IBTSC Hughey Lectures 2019

     On 23 January 2019, the Baptist House (IBTSC Amsterdam) hosts the next series of Hughey Lectures. The lectures ‘Discerning the Mind of Christ’ will be delivered by Dr Kenneth Roxburgh (Samford University). The first lecture (at 14.00) focuses on the Southern culture in North America and the church life, seeking to follow Christ, in the 20th and 21st centuries. The second lecture (at 15.45) takes a narrower topic as its focus, exploring the ‘practice of discernment’ in a local church – Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama. Dr Ken Roxburgh has earned PhD from Edinburgh University, and has been teaching in Scottish Baptist College in Glasgow, and now Samford University. He…

  • Further PhD success in Amsterdam and Ukraine

    On Monday 5th November Grant Porter successfully defended his PhD thesis on Church Planting Practices among Muslim and Druze Communities in the Near East. Grant is the fourth IBTS Centre researcher to graduate in 2018 bringing the total of successful candidates to eleven since our relationship with the Vrije Universiteit was established and we relocated to the Netherlands in 2014.  Grant is pictured below with family members following his defense. In September two other researchers from IBTS Centre, Alex To (Canada) and Henrikas Zukauskas (Lithuania) also successfully defended their PhD theses.  Alex’s dissertation charted the life and influence of Lam Chi-fung’s in shaping Hong Kong Baptist Life between 1950 and…

  • Change of arrangements for Nordenhaug Lecture.

    Please note change of arrangements for Nordenhaug Lecture. We are delighted that Dr Reggie Williams will deliver the Nordenhaug lectures on 19th November at the Baptist House, Amsterdam. Dr Williams will deliver a lecture on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, exploring Bonhoeffer’s development from a proto-nationalist to Nazi opponent. Dr Williams lecture will speak to Christian leadership and responses in the context of resurgent European nationalisms. There is no charge for attendance at the lectures which will run from 10:30-11:30 with discussion from 11:30-12:00 (Amsterdam time). From 13:30 on the same day Dr Willams will be the keynote speaker for the McClendon Lecture and will be joined by Professors Nancey Murhpy and Henk Bakker as respondents. In this lecture…

  • We are delighted that Dr Reggie Williams will deliver the Nordenhaug lectures on 20th November at the Baptist House, Amsterdam. Dr Williams will deliver two lectures on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, exploring Bonhoeffer’s development from a proto-nationalist to Nazi opponent. The first lecture will provide an overview of Bonhoeffer’s theological anthropology in contrast to Nazi idealism.  The second lecture will focus on the development of Bonhoeffer’s thinking during his stay in in Harlem, 1930-31. This series of lectures will speak to Christian leadership and responses in the context of resurgent European nationalisms. There is no charge for attendance at the lectures which will run from 10:00-10:45 and 11:30-12:15 (Amsterdam time) on Tuesday…

  • Nordenhaug Lectures November 2018

    Please note change of arrangements for Nordenhaug Lecture. We are delighted that Dr Reggie Williams will deliver the Nordenhaug lectures on 19th November at the Baptist House, Amsterdam. Dr Williams will deliver a lecture on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, exploring Bonhoeffer’s development from a proto-nationalist to Nazi opponent. Dr Williams lecture will speak to Christian leadership and responses in the context of resurgent European nationalisms. There is no charge for attendance at the lectures which will run from 10:30-11:30 with discussion from 11:30-12:00 (Amsterdam time). From 13:30 on the same day Dr Willams will be the keynote speaker for the McClendon Lecture and will be joined by Professors Nancey Murhpy and Henk Bakker as respondents. In this lecture…