• What is the ‘theological’ in theological education?

    In 2018 IBTSC Amsterdam will again take the lead in arranging a meeting of the Consortium of European Baptist Theological Schools. The final dates and venue have yet to be confirmed but it is likely to happen at the end of June 2018. The theme of this conference gathering will be ‘What is the “theological” in theological education?’ This will be an invitation to think theologically about the practice. It could be argued that at times it appears that the only thing that makes theological education ‘theological’ is the content, an emphasis which may or may not be accompanied by a focus on education. The main question invites the potential…

  • I guess they knew I’m a Baptist

    The below  is part of a reconstruction from dozens of confessions given to FBI agents as recorded by Will Willimon in this book. “So I drove myself to American Cab, checked my sheets with Mr. Norris and Mr.O. C. Berry. I went outside and I seen two Yellow Cabs pull up. One driven by Rector, the others by Marvin Fleming. They had gone and got whiskey at Poinsett and were liquored up good. I guessed. They knew I’m a Baptist. I don’t need to get drunk to do right’. The ‘right’ which he was going to do was to take an untried and convicted ‘negro prisoner’ from prison and kill…