• Coffee, anyone?

    We have a problem. (Well, we have several problems, but this may be relatively easy to address, with your help!) Here it is: as you know, IBTS has been trying to be an eco-seminary in a variety of aspects of its life. But one of the aspects we’ve been struggling with is our coffee served in the community lounge (which many of you have been enjoying). Yes, it should be Fair Trade. Except… it’s still really expensive here in the Czech Republic – and given the financial pressures, sadly, we cannot justify the cost – nearly twice as much as the regular one… So – one of the followers of…

  • Together for Europe – Hope for Europe

    Our EBF President, Hans Guderian, was in Brussels on 12 May for a meeting of various Christian spiritual movements to join together in action for peace and reconciliation in Europe. Here are some of his reflections : On behalf of my German Baptist home union I had the chance to participate last Saturday, May 12, 2012, in the third meeting of Christian movements and communities in the European capital Brussels. There are more than 200 movements which belong to this network of spiritual communities “Together for Europe”.  The basic shape of the day consisted in an ongoing “Steady Prayer Time” shaped by the different movements and communities, several forums e.g.…

  • Ends and Beginnings

    It’s May at IBTS – one of my favourite times: the weather’s beautiful, the academic year is drawing to its close, and as there are many student essays to comment on or mark, I can do it outside, in the courtyard!! Before the sun gets too bright to be looking at a laptop screen, I can also write a blog entry – so here it comes. Our Board of Trustees has given us the permission to recruit students for CAT programme for the academic year 2012-2013. There are a number of applications we have already received, but we would very much like to have a variety of countries represented –…

  • The Scent of Peace

    Many of you will know Vanessa Lake, who has been both a student and later staff member at IBTS. Now in her home country and working at Calvin Seminary, she recalls life at IBTS  in this moving audio. Many of those who have been at IBTS are likely to echo her words… Thanks, Vanessa.