• Protestant or Baptistic?

    A very important event took place in the Vrije University, Amsterdam, on Thursday 16 April. To mark the Baptist Seminary in the Netherlands entering into partnership with the Vrije University Faculty of Theology and the 400th Anniversary of the formation of the first Baptist Church in 1609 in Amsterdam (English-speaking General Baptists), a day symposium was held at the University to look at “Doing Theology in a Baptist Way”. IBTS Pro-Rector Dr Parush R Parushev delivered the keynote address to a capacity crowd of over 100 people drawn from the University, other theological institutions in the Netherlands and many from the Dutch Baptist family. Parush, as we would expect, delivered…

  • At last – new way of preparing for ministry!

    Dmitriy, our Ukrainian student, brought my attention to a computer game which apparently has been around for a while.¬†That’s it – now I know what to do. Just look at the features of MegaChurch: Pastor a simulated church and create your own Christian empire Build a church from the ground up Hire and fire staff Deal with idiots, naive volunteers, and denominational egos Attract fickle unchurched people with Bingo, revival meetings or fasting–it is all up to you! Select a pre-loaded community Xurban or suburban church plant (for those who want it easy or just starting out) Or pastor an inner-city, multi-ethnic 80 year old church with 50 members and…