• Vienna and Vienna again…

    In the past two weeks I have been in Vienna twice to participate in two EBF conferences. The first of these was the EBF Younger Leaders’ Programme TRANSFORM held from 15-18 March. Present were six men and five women who had been identified by their Baptist Unions or Conventions as having gifts and potential to exercise leadership in a wider setting with an international dimension. The focus of this gathering was on discipleship and I contributed around themes of: less conventional biblical images of discipleship as leadership, the communal nature of discipleship, and the practices of discipleship. Perhaps a key theme which emerged through all of this was how we deal with…

  • Alec Gilmore: EBF & IBTSC

    Alec Gilmore was a long time friend and colleague at IBTS in Prague. Alec came to visit us for the first time at IBTS Centre in Amsterdam during the January colloquium.  Follow the link to read Alec’s reflections on his visit and Tony Peck’s appreciation of Alec’s ministry. Much of the material on our website has has been rewritten recently and, helpful as ever, Alec has kindly offered to proof read and standardize the text. We are grateful to him for all he’s done in the past and his continued support in such a practical way. http://ebf.org/alec-gilmore-a-significant-contribution-to-ebf-life

  • ‘Prophetic’ theological education

    In a previous post I raised the question of what is the ‘theological’ in theological education? In so doing I was pointing to the CEBTS conference in 2018. Here is one example from ‘The Institute of Middle East Studies ‘of such theological work on the nature of theological education that others could learn and reflect on…Theological Education as Formation for Prophetic Ministry