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A Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis

Trinity College Stoke House, Stoke Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom
A theological symposium to explore a Christian response to the European immigration and refugee crisis You do not need to pre-book to attend this event, which is free, but if you have questions please call Dr Knut Heim, 0117 968 0222, or email k.heim@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk Speakers include Rev Dr Knut Heim, who will talk about ‘Attitudes towards foreigners in the Bible’, Rev Dr Helen Paynter, who will provide ‘Reflections on Jubilee in the light of the refugee crisis’, and Rev Dr Jon Coutts, who will discuss ‘Who is my neighbour?’
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Date:
October 15, 2015
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Trinity College with Bristol Baptist College
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01179682803
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Trinity College
Stoke House, Stoke Hill
Bristol, BS9 1JP United Kingdom
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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
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Church Without Walls

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
Post-Soviet Baptists After the Ukrainian Revolution, 2013-14 Abstract Recent events in Ukraine have forced post-Soviet evangelicals to address a question they had long avoided: ‘in what way is the gospel not only the source of personal salvation, but also the source of social transformation?’ This lecture advances the provocative argument that instead of calling the people to repent and make peace, the church itself should repent for betraying the people, and for failing for so many years to speak truthfully to those in power and to stand on the side of the oppressed. The lecture concludes on a hopeful note by showing that despite their limited numbers, Baptists can be in the vanguard of a new movement (a ‘church without walls’) for the reformation of the church and the renewal of society, which moves towards an open future with hope for greater freedom. While drawing on the author’s experience of living and working in Ukraine, this lecture also addresses vital issues that affect the global Baptist community, such as the missional imperatives of social justice and solidarity and the limits of political authority. Commendation “This outstanding lecture by the young British Baptist theologian, Dr Joshua Searle, offers something extremely valuable to the global Christianity by showing how the light of the Gospel shines not only within the church, but outside its walls in the wider society. Searle issues a prophetic challenge to the church to recover its calling to serve the Kingdom of God through dynamic engagement in the public sphere. I pray that this lecture will be an encouragement and a challenge to Baptists and the wider Christian community – in Ukraine, Britain and the global church – to imagine what a ‘church without walls’ might look like and to understand God’s plan for the redemption of the nations and the reconciliation of all things.” – Dr Mykhailo Cherenkov, Vice President of Mission Eurasia and Professor in Philosophy at Ukrainian Catholic University Author Joshua T. Searle is Tutor in Theology and Public Thought at Spurgeon’s College, London. A Northumbrian by birth and temperament, he is a graduate of Oxford, Dublin and Prague. He is the author of books and articles on millennial studies and the social theology of evangelical Christians. He serves as Chair of Mission Eurasia UK (a partner of BMS World Mission) and is a Visiting Professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.   For more information, contact reception@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Date:
April 12, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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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
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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0117 9467050

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Centre for Anabaptist Studies
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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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Whitley Lecture 2017 – The Pioneering Evangelicalism of Dan Taylor

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
dantaylorWHITLEY LECTURE 2017 - THE PIONEERING EVANGELICALISM OF DAN TAYLOR (1738-1816) Dan Taylor was a leading eighteenth-century evangelical General Baptist minister who was founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists. This lecture provides new light on his theology and asks questions about the origins of evangelicalism and the way it was shaped by the values of the Enlightenment. Taylor was an innovator, a thinker and a pioneer, and worth our attention when contemplating the missional challenges of the 21st century. Led by Rev Dr Richard T. Pollard - Minister & Team Leader, Fishponds Baptist Church, Bristol Held at Bristol Baptist College on 7th February 2017 at 7.30pm, with light refreshments from 7pm. For more information or to book your place please email reception@bristol-baptist.ac.uk
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Date:
February 7, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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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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0117 9467050

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Centre for Anabaptist Studies
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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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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

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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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