• A Reminder…

    …that you still have a chance to come and visit us for the ‘Northumbria Week’, meet students from other European Baptist schools, and enjoy some time for reflection and fellowship.  All are welcome!

  • It’s Pancake Time!

    Yes, it’s Shrove/Fat Tuesday, and tomorrow morning we will celebrate the Ash Wednesday, with the burning the Palm cross and imposition of ashes! But here’s what we enjoyed today over the coffee (sorry if this made you salivate:)):

  • BIBLE TRANSLATORS FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE SHARE THEIR SKILLS

    Twenty biblical scholars, representing Lutheran, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic and Baptist traditions, from ten countries, recently spent three days in Prague reviewing Bible Translation matters in Central and Eastern Europe under the auspices of IBTS. Since it was ‘a first’ of its kind it was appropriate that the issues ranged over a broad agenda but there was a clear thread and the purpose of the Seminar was never lost sight of. Alec Gilmore set the scene with a presentation of how in 2011 the UK had celebrated the 400th Anniversary of the publication of the King James Version, based on two productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Howard Brenton’s Anne…

  • Thoughts After the Intensives

    This has been, once again, a profoundly meaningful and enriching time as part of the community of IBTS. The first week of these Intensives was, as always, quite exhausting! The second week of chatting, reading, discussing was a good balance. Concentrated listening, analysis, response and interaction are good but need recovery time! Yet the combined result is something that makes this environment quite unique. This is no school for learning a set of principles, a place for the ‘right answers’. Frankly, people should have passed into and through that stage of their development long before they come to this decidedly post-graduate environment. IBTS is for people who, having learnt the…

  • IBTS Research colloquia week

    Each January sees 36 Research Students and up to 12 Adjunct Supervisors descend on IBTS for the Annual Research Colloquia week when Baptist and baptistic scholars from around the world gather to discuss their doctoral dissertations as they prepare them for examination. This January was extra special as we were also delighted to welcome the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the Vrije Universeteit, Amsterdam (VU), Professor Wim Janse and the Professor of Baptist Identity and History, Professor Henk Bakker, together with Hugo Meijer, who manages the Master’s programmes to tell our doctoral students how welcome they will be at the VU, when IBTS moves there in the summer…

  • Here we are!

    …Or at least the majority of those involved in this week’s Colloquium. And here we are, working hard around the ‘square table’ in the chapel.