• Winter’s still here!

    Somewhat surprisingly, especially when we’re moving towards Easter, but yes, there’s still snow around, and more minus temperatures promised. Here are some photos from a few weeks ago, when we had REALLY lots of snow. As you see, it’s been put to a good use (thanks, Viljar, for the photos!):

  • Where God lives

    Joanne Gilbert-Cannon, who came to IBTS a couple of years ago for a study leave, has shared this poem which she wrote whilst at IBTS. Where God lives?  By Joanne Gilbert-Cannon (A poem from Prague, IBTS Study leave Jan. 2010)   I went to the mountain to peer up at the top couldn’t wait to see God.   Up those rocks and stairs and ice I climbed for one glimpse something of the extra-ordinarily Divine.   But what I found, were many others that looked like me but spoke slightly differently.   They too, were climbing for a GOD-sighting still-life of the Holy One.   Up words and into dreams,…

  • A thought and a question

    A little note from Rosa Hunt, IBTS doctoral student from Wales: I know that at IBTS we are passionate about freedom of religion, so I wonder whether anyone has any comments on two recent pieces of British legislation. Late last year the government produced a piece of legislation which proposed that gay marriages could be held in churches – but banned them from Church of England churches. Now today I hear that a woman MP is proposing legislation which would force the Church of England to accept woman bishops. I have a problem with both these bits of legislation, and it is nothing to do with my beliefs about the…

  • A Good Piece of News

    On the behalf of IBTS and a group of Prof Stassen’s colleagues and students across the globe, our Academic Team had nominated Prof Dr Glen Stassen, IBTS Research Professor, for this year’s Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award of the Baptist World Alliance. We are glad that this nomination was honoured by the BWA Executive Committee and Dr Stassen’s outstanding life-long commitment to the struggles for justice, peace and human rights received this world-wide recognition. Our congratulations to Glen! We are privileged indeed to have someone like him as one of the senior members of IBTS lecturing and supervisory team. For the BWA news release on this award, click…