Just wanted to post some pictures from our campus cleaning event which opened our Environmental Month. By now many more leaves have fallen and the boys assigned for outside work can at last begin to see the end of their task of cleaning them up (we encourage them with the reminder that soon it’ll be time for snow!) – Lina
What can we change?
This week, we’ve started our Environment month – and being a month, it will run for four weeks, but this first week has been especially focused on environment for our CAT students as their lectures were all on creation care. We were glad to have Dr John Weaver of South Wales Baptist College with us for these lectures, and today the CATs shared some of their own reactions (very positive and enthusiastic – even more so than some other years) to what they’ve been exploring throughout the week. Some of those reactions are ‘postable’ in terms of format, so we thought you may enjoy them too. Here comes the first…
A new climate for theology
IBTS Environment Month is drawing to a close, the last activity being this week’s time for campus cleaning which we have (tongue-in-cheek) termed ‘subotnik,’ alluding to the legacy of the communist times when people were ‘forcefully volunteering’ to work (for free) for the betterment of the environment. The term, I think, is unknown in the English-speaking word except as a surname, but here’s an interesting description in German. Well, we hope that our volunteering here won’t be forced! The idea is that the time offered for cleaning will be the folk’s free contribution of their work hours which we can then direct to some good purpose (via Christian Aid) for…