• Colloquium Amsterdam 2015 continued

    Today (Thursday) we were introduced to some developed proposals. One of these relates to Baptist responses to anti-Semitism and persecution of Jewish people. We heard also of three new proposals two from students from Ukraine and one from the Czech Republic. Purpose of the presentations is to allow students to get feedback and sharpen focus and methodology. Lots of fascinating ideas and worthwhile proposals with a contextual and often missiological concern. It was great to have the Randall’s join us for a couple of days.

  • Freedom and Person: Research Colloquium 2015

    Over the past few days at the research colloquium in Amsterdam students have been presenting an update on their studies. Some are at the beginning of their studies seeking a focus and methodology to carry their work forward. Others are facing the challenges of writing and rewriting. All students are part time and doing their work while sustaining ministries in churches and colleges. The geographic range of students is wide. As part of the colloquium we also have various seminars for students and staff. Here Dr Tim Noble is presenting a piece of recent research on ‘Freedom’ drawing some theological links between Russian Orthodox Theology and Liberation Theology. The paper as…

  • Colloquium

    IBTSC Amsterdam is preparing to host its first research colloquium in the Postjesweg 175 premises from 19th till the 30th of January 2015. This colloquium is when our research students gather from around the world to present the updates on their work and receive peer and team tutor feedback. It also gives them a chance to meet and discuss their specific research with their supervisors from IBTSC and their promoters from VU. As a trial run the annual colloquium was held very successfully last year already in Amsterdam but this will be the first year in terms of operating as IBTSC Amsterdam. At present we have 22 students registered with…