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Newsletter March 2023

Welcome Katharina Penner!

We are delighted to welcome Katharina Penner to the lead-librarian role at IBTS. Katharina has extensive expertise and experience in theological libraries. She was the head librarian at IBTS in Prague (2005 to 2009). Katharina will chair the new Library Oversight Committee, a group of 5 people from around the European region with library and subject expertise. She will be assisted by a library administrator based in Amsterdam to be appointed in the coming months. You can contact Katharina for library questions and assistance at katharina@ibts.eu.

SENT 2023

SENT 2023 — Mission Summit, a partnership between the European Baptist Federation (EBF) and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), and hosted by the Baptist Union of Norway, is an opportunity for Baptists of all ages to gather together with a strategic focus on both the privilege and responsibility we share in God’s global mission. This summit will take place in Stavanger, Norway. For more information click here.

Journal of European Baptist Studies

A reminder that our latest edition of 'JEBS' is available and free to download! Dr Toivo Pilli, Director of Baptist Studies, writes: "This volume of the Journal of European Baptist Studies includes a range of topics, from ethical discussions to preaching and church history." You can access the journal here.

Kingdom Come

To celebrate his seventieth birthday, Kingdom Come has gathered reflections from fellow theologians, popular authors, poets, and practitioners in honour of Rev. Dr. Jonathan Wilson. Dr. Wilson is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with IBTS and we are delighted to see so many contributions from our community.

“Jonathan Wilson has a passion for the reality of God’s presence and power being experienced among people now. This collection of 42 essays from people, ranging from well known scholars to unheralded servants of Jesus Christ, celebrates what that means. A kaleidoscopic celebration that will arrest and excite all who long for God’s Kingdom to come the more!” - Rev. Dr. Jim Purves

Qur’an & Bible: Comparative Approaches

Our friends at the Institute for the Study of Religion in the Middle East are offering a FREE 4 week course. The course explores the striking similarities and puzzling differences between the Bible and the Qur'an. Course materials will be available online beginning April 19. Zoom sessions will be on Wednesdays, April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17 at 5pm Istanbul time. For more information, click here.