• First Manchester MA Graduate

    Kristina Ece became the first student to graduate in our MA programme ‘Baptistic Histories and Theologies’ which we deliver as an approved partner of the University of Manchester. Her dissertation was: ‘THE LONG TERM FORMATIVE IMPACT OF YWAM LATVIA DTS UPON THE MISSION ACTIVITIES OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM’. As a consequence it was quite fitting that we arranged for her graduation to take place among family and friends at the YWAM base in Valdemarpils, Latvia. The evening began with worship and prayer at the usual Sunday night open meeting at the centre and then involved some explanation by me of what was going on in relation to the…

  • Nordenhaug at Herdenkingskerk

      As mentioned in other posts, on Monday 2nd November 2015 the Nordenhaug lectures will take place. Josef Nordenhaug was between 1950 and 1960 the inspirational President of the first incarnation of this institution then located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. These lectures are delivered in his memory. Last year we were delighted to receive this Photographic Biography of Josef Nordenhaug from his daughter Karin Nordenhaug Ciholas. For those interested in the history of European Baptist Church life and indeed the Rüschlikon Seminary this is a fascinating and informative book. Yesterday a former volunteer at  Rüschlikon visiting the IBTS Centre looked through the book with great interest. This year the lectures to be delivered by Dr David…

  • Update

    Attached are the full details of the forthcoming Nordenhaug lectures. Please note times and change of venue. Monday 2nd November 2015 in Herdenkingskerk op de Postjesweg 150 (hoek Jan Tooropstraat), 1061 AX Amsterdam. (A one minute walk from Postjesweg Metro Station) Lectures: 10.00 am ‘Sacredness and Christian Scripture’ 11.30 am ‘Sacredness and Christian tradition’ 2.00pm ‘Sacredness and contemporary application’ (Attendance is free and each lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion) If you plan to attend while not necessary it would be helpful if you have not already done so to contact blythe@ibts.eu in order to help with providing tea/coffee. IBTSC is is a collaborative centre within…