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Ash Barker: From Bangkok to Bristol

ashbarkerAfter 25 years of urban mission in Melbourne and Bangkok, Ash Barker with wife Anji and son Aiden are now immersed in the life of Winson Green, Birmingham, where they have founded and lead Newbigin House. Ash was the founding director of Urban Neighbours of Hope, and is the current director of Micah Global’s International Society for Urban Mission. Ash has been invited to reflect on the question: what have you learned about the nature of incarnational missional communities through your time in Bangkok? How might these insights both shape and challenge our approach to mission in a city like Bristol? Tickets are free to book but we ask for a £5 donation on the day. Please book your tickets at http://ashbarker.eventbrite.co.uk

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Date:
November 2, 2016
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2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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http://ashbarker.eventbrite.co.uk

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Urban Life
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mikepears@hotmail.co.uk
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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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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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Hearts and Minds Conference 2017

Regent's Park College Pusey Street, Oxford, 01865 288120, United Kingdom
A day conference mainly for Baptist ministers. An opportunity to present or listen to papers within a friendly, supportive environment. Keynote speaker: David Kerrigan (General Director, BMS World Mission) Tuesday 4th April, 2017, 9.30am- 4pm Regent’s Park College, Oxford Cost: £10, to include refreshments and lunch To offer a paper, contact Anthony Clarke by 13th March: anthony.clarke@regents.ox.ac.uk To book your place, please contact Sharon Merry by 20th March: sharon.merry@regents.ox.ac.uk
£10

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Date:
April 4, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Bristol Baptist College

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Regent’s Park College
Pusey Street
Oxford, 01865 288120 OX1 2LB 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
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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Hearts and Minds Conference

South Wales Baptist College 54 Richmond Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Hearts and Minds is an annual day conference, sponsored by three Baptist Theological Colleges, which is designed to create a hospitable space for Baptists to think and talk about theology together. This year, hearts and minds will be held at the South Wales Baptist College, 54 Richmond Road, Cardiff, CF24 3UR on Thursday 3rd May 2018, 9.30am - 4.00pm. The day will cost £10. which includes refreshments and lunch. To book your place, please contact Anita Monks by 19th April by emailing am@swbc.org.uk Keynote Speaker We look forward to welcoming Dr Kang-San Tan, General Director of BMS World Mission, as our keynote speaker. Prior to starting at BMS in October 2017, Kang-San was Executive Director of AsiaCMS. Heis the official spokesperson for the World Evangelical Alliance on interfaith issues and is a member of the Lausanne Theology Advisory Group. He is familiar with the UK scene having previously taught at Redcliffe College in Gloucester. He has a PhD in the Theology of Religions from Aberdeen University and his research interests include missional leadership, growing missional communities, Asian religions (Islam and Buddhism) and interfaith concerns. He is married to Loun-Ling and their daughter, Chara lives and works in Canada. Short-paper Sessions In addition to the keynote address, one of the attractions of hearts and minds is that it creates space for people to present papers about a range of theological topics. For some that means sharing part of the research that they are working on as part of a postgraduate course. For others, it means sharing their ideas about a topic which is of particular interest to them. During the short paper sessions, the idea is for a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes open discussion. If you are interested in presenting such a paper at hearts and minds in May, please send a one page summary of the paper you would like to present to Dr Peter Stevenson at SWBC (pks@swbc.org.uk) by Thursday 23rd March 2018 at the latest. As car parking space at the College is very limited please use public transport where possible. The closest train station is Cardiff Queen Street. It’s also possible to walk from Cardiff Central station – but allow yourself 20 to 30 minutes for walking through town (depending on how quickly you walk!).
£10

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Date:
May 3, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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+44 (0) 29 2025 6066

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Bristol Baptist College

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South Wales Baptist College
54 Richmond Road
Cardiff, CF24 3UR United Kingdom
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Centre for the Study of Bible & Violence – Launch Workshop

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • How do we read texts of violence with victims of violence?
  • How can we resist the co-opting of the Bible for violent purposes?
Join us to discuss questions like these, and others, at the launch event for the applied arm of Bristol Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence. This event is aimed at ministers and others who are interested in practical questions relating to the Bible and Violence. The event will offer a combination of papers and round-table discussion on a range of issues relating to the subject. Offers of papers (15 minutes) are warmly invited: please email Helen at paynterh@bristol-baptist.ac.uk Cost £10 or £5 for concessions. Early bird rate (until 31st January 2019) £8. Email paynterh@bristol-baptist.ac.uk for more information, or community.learning@bristol-baptist.ac.uk to book your place.
£10

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Date:
June 4, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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0117 9467050

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Centre for the Study of Bible & Violence
Phone:
01179467050
Email:
paynterh@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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Centre for the Study of Bible & Violence – Inaugural Symposium

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom
Keynote speaker: Prof James Crossley Professor of Bible, Society and Politics St Mary’s University Twickenham And a book launch: God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today? Wrestling Honestly with the Old Testament Helen Paynter (BRF, 2019) Cost £20 or £5 for students and unwaged. Click here to download a booking form. Email paynterh@bristol-baptist.ac.uk for more information, or send your completed booking form to community.learning@bristol-baptist.ac.uk to book your place. Paper submission deadline 1st April 2019. Proceedings of the Symposium will be published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in the SIIBS series. Call For Papers The Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence is now inviting submissions for its launch symposium (academic arm). For this inaugural meeting, all scholarly research papers on the broad subject of Bible and Violence will be considered. We particularly welcome papers from undergraduate or MA students, in addition to those from doctoral students and established scholars. We welcome submissions from scholars working within the Christian tradition and those from other traditions. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Hermeneutical issues in relevant biblical texts
  • Biblical-theological themes relating to violence or warfare
  • Reader reception of relevant biblical texts
  • Historical or modern issues of violence in relation to the Bible
  • Black, feminist or intersectional readings of relevant biblical texts
  • Interfaith work, or comparative work with other sacred texts
Papers will be delivered in a 30-minute slot including a brief time for questions. Papers from undergraduates will have a 20-minute slot. Poster submissions are also welcomed. Submission guidelines
  • Submit your paper of up to 8000 words to paynterh@bristol-baptist.ac.uk Papers should be in English, and anonymised.
  • Submissions from students should be marked as such, with the level of study indicated. They may be considerably shorter than the 8000 word limit, and poster submissions are also welcomed.
  • Deadline for submission: 1st April 2019
  • Your paper will undergo peer review within four weeks of submission
Student prize The best student paper presented at the symposium will win a £50 book token. To enter, students must submit their paper by 1st April, with a covering note indicating their affiliation and level of study. Papers will be shortlisted in advance, and adjudication of the shortlisted papers will be made on the day. Non-shortlisted papers may also be presented, provided they reach a sufficient quality. Proceedings of the Symposium will be published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in the SIIBS series.
£20

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Date:
June 17, 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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0117 9467050

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Centre for the Study of Bible & Violence
Phone:
01179467050
Email:
paynterh@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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Cancelled – An Afternoon with Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo

Westbury on Trym Baptist Church Reedley Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

Due to the current Corona Virus outbreak this event has been cancelled. Keep on eye on our website and social media though, as we hope to reschedule this event for later in the year when it is safe to do so.

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo.

On Wednesday 13th May, 2pm - 5pm at Westbury-on-Trym Baptist Church, Bristol. Tickets are free but an offering will be collected on the day for Red Letter Christians. Book your ticket at https://redletterbristol.eventbrite.co.uk Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. Now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty and help stop gun violence. Shane’s books include Jesus for President, Red Letter Revolution, Common Prayer, Follow Me to Freedom, Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, Executing Grace, his classic The Irresistible Revolution, and his newest book, Beating Guns. He has been featured in a number of films including "Another World Is Possible" and "Ordinary Radicals." His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Shane speaks over one hundred times a year, both in the USA and internationally. His work has appeared in Esquire, SPIN, Christianity Today, TIME, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been on everything from Fox News and Al Jazeera to CNN and NPR. He’s given academic lectures at Harvard, Princeton, Liberty, Duke, and Notre Dame. Tony Campolo is Professor of Sociology at Eastern University, and was formerly on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he founded and led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that created and supported programs serving needy communities in the Third World as well as in “at risk” neighborhoods across North America. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the Red Letter Christians movement. He blogs regularly at his own website. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia, and have two children and four grandchildren. About Red Letter Christians: The goal of Red Letter Christians is simple: To take Jesus seriously by endeavoring to live out His radical, counter-cultural teachings as set forth in scripture, and especially embracing the lifestyle prescribed in the Sermon on the Mount. By calling ourselves Red Letter Christians, we refer to the fact that in many Bibles the words of Jesus are printed in red. We, therefore, assert that we are committed first and foremost to doing what Jesus said. Jesus calls us away from the consumerist values that dominate contemporary America. Instead, he calls us to meet the needs of the poor. He also calls us to be merciful, which has strong implications in terms of war and capital punishment. After all, when Jesus tells us to love our enemies, he probably means we shouldn’t kill them. Staying true to the foundation of combining Jesus and justice, Red Letter Christians mobilizes individuals into a movement of believers who live out Jesus’ counter-cultural teachings.
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Date:
May 13, 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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https://redletterbristol.eventbrite.co.uk

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Bristol Baptist College

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Westbury on Trym Baptist Church
Reedley Road
Bristol, BS9 3TE United Kingdom
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Community Day – Celebrating 300 Years of Ministerial Formation

Westbury on Trym Baptist Church Reedley Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol Baptist College is delighted to invite you to attend Community Day 2022 where we will be celebrating over 300 years of training people for ministry in Bristol. Join us as we hear from Revd Dr Nigel Wright and Professor David Bebbington, along with the launch of the College History, introduced by Revd Dr Ruth Goldbourne. Former college Principals Revd Dr Chris Ellis and Revd Dr Brian Haymes will also be taking part. Community Day 2022 will take place on Wednesday 23rd March, 9.30am - 4.00pm at Westbury-On-Trym Baptist Church, Reedley Rd, BS9 3TE. Lunch will be provided. Booking is essential as numbers are limited due to restrictions in line with Covid regulations, and to ensure you are catered for. If you would like to attend please email reception@bristol-baptist.ac.uk for a booking form.
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Date:
March 23, 2022
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Bristol Baptist College

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Westbury on Trym Baptist Church
Reedley Road
Bristol, BS9 3TE United Kingdom
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Community Day 2023

Westbury on Trym Baptist Church Reedley Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
Join us as we hear from our keynote speaker Revd Dr Ruth Gouldbourne about the College's history of training women for ministry, with an opportunity for Q&A, and our College Principal, Revd Dr Steve Finamore, shares reflections looking both back and forward, prior to his retirement this summer. Communion will be led by Revd Sian Murray-Williams and Revd Dr Rob Ellis will preach. Open to College Alumni and current students, a chance to connect with old friends and new students, Community Day is not to be missed. Community Day 2023 will take place on Wednesday 10th May, 10.00am - 4.30pm at Westbury-On-Trym Baptist Church, Reedley Rd, BS9 3TE. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend please contact Reception on 01179467050 or email reception@bristol-baptist.ac.uk in order to receive a booking form.

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Date:
May 10, 2023
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Bristol Baptist College

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Westbury on Trym Baptist Church
Reedley Road
Bristol, BS9 3TE United Kingdom
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Hearts and Minds

Bristol Baptist College Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom

A theological conference mainly for Baptist ministers Thursday 13th June 2024, 10am –4pm At Bristol Baptist College, The Promenade, Bristol, BS8 3NJ An opportunity to present and listen to papers within a friendly, supportive environment. Keynote speaker: Revd Dr Peter Morden Hearts and Minds is an annual day conference sponsored by Bristol Baptist College, Cardiff Baptist College, and Regent’s Park College. It is designed to create a hospitable space for Baptists to think and talk about theology together. To offer a paper, contact Helen Paynter by 1 May 2024 (paynterh@bristol-baptist.ac.uk) To register to attend, email reception@bristol-baptist.ac.uk by 1 June

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Date:
June 13, 2024
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10:00 am - 4:00 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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