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The Heart of Anabaptism Webinar

The first webinar in the 2015-16 series, ‘The Heart of Anabaptism’, exploring the 7 core convictions of the Anabaptist Network, is coming up soon on Thursday 22 October at 7.30pm (UK time). The presenter is Joshua Searle and his subject is the first core conviction: ‘Jesus is our example, teacher, friend, redeemer and Lord. He is the source of our life, the central reference point for our faith and lifestyle, for our understanding of church and our engagement with society. We are committed to following Jesus as well as worshipping him.’ Joshua T Searle is Tutor in Theology and Public Thought and the Assistant Director of Postgraduate Research at Spurgeon's College. He is married to Varduyi. A Northumbrian by birth and temperament, he is a graduate of Oxford, Dublin and Prague, and is the author of books and articles on millennial studies and the social theology of evangelical Christians. He also serves as Chair of Mission Eurasia UK and is a visiting professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Our Church of the Brethren hosts have dispensed with the need to register for these webinars. They can now be accessed directly. To enter the webinar room, simply click on the link at http://brethren.adobeconnect.com/transformation. Further information about the webinars can be found at www.brethren.org/webcasts, and recordings of webinars on various subjects can be accessed at www.brethren.org/webcasts/archive.html. Copies of The Naked Anabaptist, in which the seven core convictions are explored, can be purchased at the reduced price of £8.00 (postage and packing included in the UK). Order from anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk.
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Date:
October 22, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Anabaptists, the Bible and Discipleship

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
You are invited to the second annual lecture organised by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies at Bristol Baptist College. The presentation will focus on the central identity marker of Anabaptists – Nachfolge or discipleship; it will explore how the Anabaptist commitment to discipleship can illuminate our present understanding and practice of Christian spirituality. The speaker will be Dr Toivo Pilli, course leader in Baptist and Anabaptist Studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. Dr. Pilli comes from Estonia, where he is currently pastor of Tartu Salem Baptist Church and associate professor at Theological Seminary in Tartu. The lecture will be held at Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NJ. This is a free event. There is no need to book, but please contact us to reserve a place at a simple meal provided at 6.00pm. To reserve a meal place, or for further information, please contact us at anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk or ring the College on 0117 946 7050.

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Date:
November 18, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

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Bristol Baptist College

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Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Anabaptist Origins and Distinctives

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
The first two block weeks organised by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will take place at Bristol Baptist College in February and April. Although these are components in an MA course, they are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Anabaptist tradition. ‘Anabaptist Origins and Distinctives’ will run on 15-18 February ‘Anabaptists Ethics and Hermeneutics’ will run on 11-14 April. If you are interested in attending either or both of these weeks, please contact Anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
£200

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Start:
February 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End:
February 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

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Centre for Anabaptist Studies
Email:
anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Anabaptist Ethics and Hermeneutics

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
The first two block weeks organised by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will take place at Bristol Baptist College in February and April. Although these are components in an MA course, they are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Anabaptist tradition. ‘Anabaptist Origins and Distinctives’ will run on 15-18 February ‘Anabaptists Ethics and Hermeneutics’ will run on 11-14 April. If you are interested in attending either or both of these weeks, please contact Anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
£200

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Start:
April 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End:
April 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

Organizer

Centre for Anabaptist Studies
Email:
anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Venue

Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Anabaptist Ecclesiology and Missiology – MA Module

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
The Centre for Anabaptist Studies is holding another block week at Bristol Baptist College on 21-24 November 2016. This module is ‘Anabaptist Ecclesiology and Missiology’. It forms part of the MA course offered by the Centre but can also be audited simply for interest. If you are interested, please contact anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
£200

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Start:
November 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End:
November 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

Organizer

Centre for Anabaptist Studies
Email:
anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Venue

Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Recovering Compassion: Post-Soviet Insights for Anabaptists

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
When the Soviet Union fell apart, the national social support system fell apart, too. Yet one of the biggest surprises of the perestroika era was the resilience of compassion. Especially the churches - including Baptist churches - quickly rediscovered their forgotten (previously forbidden) role as care-givers to those members of society that were suffering the most - children, the elderly, people with disabilities, people with addictions. Does their experience have anything to teach Anabaptists in a post-Christian world? Presented by Mary Raber. Since 1991 Mary has been teaching church history and other subjects at various theological schools in the former Soviet Union. Presently she is sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network (Mennonite Church USA). Mary holds a PhD in history (2015) from the University of Wales and IBTS Centre (Amsterdam). She divides her time between St. Louis, Mis-souri (USA) and Odessa, Ukraine. There is no charge for this event, but please book in if you want a simple meal prior to the lecture. Please call the Bristol Baptist College on 01179 467050 if you would like further information or to book a place.
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Date:
November 22, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

Organizer

Centre for Anabaptist Studies
Email:
anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Venue

Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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The Centre for Anabaptist Studies 2017 Annual Lecture

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
‘A Peace Witness under Pressure: The Bruderhof Community in England, 1936-1942’ IanRandallDr Ian Randall explores the experiences of the Bruderhof, a Christian community which began in Germany in 1920 and which had to escape from the country in the 1930s because of Nazi pressure. By this time the community was an explicitly Anabaptist one, inspired by the early Hutterites. At first, the community members were welcomed in England and their community, established in the Cotswolds, grew substantially. They were part of wider peace and community endeavours of the time. Significant numbers of British people joined the Bruderhof. But, with the start of the Second World War, the German members came to be regarded with suspicion, and British members were unpopular in the local area because they were pacifists. The result of these pressures was that by 1942 over 300 community members had left England to try to forge a new life in South America. This period of Bruderhof life shows Anabaptist convictions being worked out in England during a time of great political uncertainty. After training for ministry at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, Ian had two local church pastorates, and then lectured and supervised research for nearly twenty years at Spurgeon’s College, London, and the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague. In recent years, he and his wife have lived in Cambridge, where Ian has been a hospital chaplain, a minister in an ecumenical missional church, and a research associate of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. He has written extensively in the areas of renewal, mission and Baptist and Anabaptist history. The annual lecture will take place at Bristol Baptist College (The Promenade, Clifton Down BS8 3NJ) at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21 November. This event is free and no booking is required – unless you want to join us for a sandwich meal at 6.30pm, which does need to be booked and for which we’d request a £3.50 donation Recordings of previous annual lectures are available on request. The Centre also offers an MA course, available via taught block weeks in Bristol or online, and postgraduate research degrees. For further information about any aspect of the Centre please contact Stuart Murray Williams by email anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Date:
November 21, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

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Centre for Anabaptist Studies
Email:
anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Venue

Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Singleness and Marriage: Lessons from Jesus and the Anabaptists

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
Reflecting a radical shift form the Old Testament assumption of marriage as a norm  and children as an essential aspect of a 'good life', Jesus reinterpreted both singleness and marriage in the context of the larger practice of the new community, the church. How was this vision appropriated by the Anabaptists, and what lessons does it offer for us as we face an unprecedented change in the practice of marriage? Please come and listen to Revd Dr Lina Toth, Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology at the Scottish Baptist College, No booking required. Sandwich meals available from 6.30pm, £3.50 donation. To book a sandwich, please email: reception@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Date:
February 12, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Phone:
0117 9467050

Organizer

Centre for Anabaptist Studies
Email:
anabaptist@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Venue

Bristol Baptist College
Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Centre for Anabaptist Studies Annual Lecture 2023

Online
'Why Women Doing Theology Matters for Everyone: Sexual Violence, Tainted Legacies, and the Integrity of Anabaptist Theology' The 2023 Annual Lecture by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will be given by Dr Fran Porter, with the title 'Why Women Doing Theology Matters for Everyone: Sexual Violence, Tainted Legacies, and the Integrity of Anabaptist Theology'. How do we respond to the now public knowledge of the sexual abuse carried out by the twentieth century’s leading pacifist Mennonite theologian? The tainted legacies we are left with raise questions not only about the content of theology but also about the way theology is done. This lecture will explore why women doing theology matters as part of the process of theology-making. It will consider how the notion of taint is refracted through gender power relations to apply differently to women than to men and how this hinders reception of women’s theological contributions. It will argue that women doing theology matters for everyone and, further, is necessary for the integrity of Anabaptist theology in the wake of sexual violence. Dr Fran Porter is Chair of Academic Oversight Committee and Senior Research Fellow at IBTS, Amsterdam. As a researcher, she has conducted or contributed to projects for the University of Ulster, the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland, the Irish School of Ecumenics, Queen’s University Belfast, the Irish Peace Centres, Coventry University, and the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham. Much of this work has been interdisciplinary in nature, exploring faith in the contexts of gender power relations, social diversity and sectarian conflict. She describes such research work, which often involves an empirical component, as socially engaged theology, exploring the church’s mission and relationship to wider society. Among Fran’s publications is Women and Men After Christendom: The Dis-Ordering of Gender Relationships (Paternoster, 2015). With colleagues from the Anabaptist Theology Forum, she is currently working on how we deal with tainted Anabaptist theological legacies. This lecture will be delivered at Bristol Baptist College and livestreamed online. The Eventbrite is for you to sign up to receive a link to view the livestream. We regret that due to space constraints it is not possible for you to attend the lecture in person. The lecture will also be recorded and available to view online after the event.

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Date:
November 22, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Centre for Anabaptist Studies
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