November Intensives are here! The first three days of this week also contain the Hughey lectures which form the key part of the Conference on Baptists and Revival. Plus, our Moderator from the University of Wales is visiting us. So it’s rather busy!
Intensives also provide the joy of seeing our part-time students. Below is a word from Colin Symes, our MTh in Applied Theology student from Edinburgh:
What a joy to be back at IBTS again this November and a double pleasure to be here coinciding with the Hughey Lectures. It was a suprise to come to the other end of the EU and find Professor Bebbington lecturing, having come from just 40km along the motorway from home in Edinburgh.
It has been very stimulating to hear his insights.His observations on the Scottish forms of revival were particularly helpful. I often say to the congregation at homebase (to the point of cliche) that we need to know history because it is ‘His-story’ and in order that we can wisely take our place in the narrative ourselves, not changing it but living in it, being true to the continuing unfolding of it.
It makes me wonder what historians will have to say about our era a century hence, should the Lord tarry (to use a very old English expression). It also makes me so thankful for those who continue to tell the Story and remind us of its implications for us now.