• Our plans for a book of Baptist Biographies

    As if we hadn’t punished ourselves in working on the Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought, which was published by Paternoster in 2009 and has been widely acclaimed, John Briggs, who chaired the editorial group for the Dictionary is now spear-heading a plan to produce a book of Biographies of those who have played a significant advance in Baptist work in Europe and the Middle East. The initial list of names submitted by Unions was unbalanced with far too many entries from Germany and Great Britain and many more men than women. However, we presented the project to the EBF Council in Italy recently and there was much enthusiasm…

  • Bye bye summer (proper)

    These last few days have been cold – so although today there have been some moments of sunshine, and although hopefully there will be an indian summer coming at some point, there are reminders that summer is over. Denis, our CAT student from Ukraine, has been taking pictures of the campus when it still felt very much like summer. You may want to look at them and at least imagine the warmth! (If you come from a climate similar to Prague’s, that is!)

  • Professor Nancey Murphy signs her books

    Professor Nancey Murphy, the distinguished Baptist philosopher and theologian, has been lecturing postgraduate students at the International Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS) this week and during her stay on campus took part in a special book signing event in the IBTS library. Professor Murphy, who is on the staff of the famous Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, is also a Research Professor at IBTS lecturing doctoral students and supervising some working on their theses. Present for the IBTS Intensive weeks, Professor Murphy took time out from her busy schedule to autograph well over a dozen books she has authored or co-authored which are in the IBTS library. Professor Murphy regularly…

  • Libuše

    Libuše is an opera by Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884) intended for the big stage and the classic moment of national drama. It isn’t performed often because of the complexities of staging it. It was his fourth and most ambitious opera composed in 1872, though it was not premiered until the first opening of the National Theatre in 1881. Last Saturday our municipality, celebrating 90 years of existence, had it staged by the Czech National Opera and orchestra on the hillside of our gorgeous Šárka Valley. Many years ago in the first republic T G Masaryk, the first President, and others liked the idea of staging classic Czech operas by…