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IBTSC Hughey Lectures 2019 - Ken Roxburgh (Samford University)

On 23 January 2019,  IBTS Centre Amsterdam hosts the next series of Hughey Lectures at the Baptist House. The lectures ‘Discerning the Mind of Christ’ will be delivered by Dr Kenneth Roxburgh (Samford University).

The first lecture (at 14.00) focuses on the Southern culture in North America and the church life, seeking to follow Christ, in the 20th and 21st centuries. The second lecture (at 15.45) takes a narrower topic as its focus, exploring the ‘practice of discernment’ in a local church – Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr Ken Roxburgh has earned PhD from Edinburgh University, and has been teaching in Scottish Baptist College in Glasgow, and now Samford University. He researches and teaches in the field of Baptist History and Theology as well as Contemporary Theology. He has published in numerous journals, and his book Thomas Gillespie and the Origins of the Relief Church in 18th Century Scotland explores a fascinating chapter in Scottish church history.

The Hughey Memorial Lectures were the idea of Professor H Wayne Walker Pipkin, the famous Anabaptist historian, who served on the faculty of IBTS at Rüschlikon during the 1980s. This was part of a major initiative of his to develop the Institute for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies during his time serving IBTS. Over the years the lectures have been delivered by a number of renown Baptist and Anabaptist researchers, such as Andrea Strübind, David Bebbington, Curtis Freeman, Ian Randall, and others.

If you plan to take part of the Hughey Lectures 2019, please register with IBTSC administrator Marianne van Zwieten (administrator@ibts.eu) before 15 January 2019. The Baptist House is located at Postjesweg 150, 1061AX Amsterdam.


A PDF flyer with full details is available on this link: flyer


Recent Lectures have been published in our Journal ‘Baptistic Theologies’.

Lectures to date


Baptist and Anabaptist Peace Witness

Dr Ian Randall

IBTS Centre Amsterdam / Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide


Undomesticated Dissent

Dr Curtis Freeman
Duke University


Tangible Church: Challenging the Apparitions of Docetism

Professor Henk Bakker
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


The Spirituality of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Peter Morden


Baptists and Revival

Professor David W Bebbington
University of Stirling, Scotland


The Life story, Reforming work and contributions of Dr Balthasar Hubmaier (ca. 1480-1528)

Dr H W Walker Pipkin
Rochester, New York State, USA


Exploring the Anabaptist Tradition

Professor Andrea Strübind
Münich, Germany


Baptist and Politics

Dr Tadeusz Zielinski
Warsaw Baptist Seminary, Poland


Baptists in the Balkans

Dr Theodor Angelov
General Secretary, the European Baptist Federation, Sofia, Bulgaria


Ecclesiology and Gender: Radical Reformation, Baptist Beginnings, and Baptists Today

The Revd Dr Ruth M B Gouldbourne
Bristol Baptist College, Bristol, England
Lecture 1: Ecclesiology, Gender and Continental Anabaptists
Lecture 2: Gender and Ecclesiology amongst Early English Baptists
Lecture 3: Gender and Ecclesiology; Issues for Contemporary Baptists


Johann Gerhard Oncken and Baptist Mission in Europe

Pastor Gűnter Balders
Baptist Seminary, Elstal, Berlin, Germany
Lecture 1: His European Connections and Activities
Lecture 2: His Evangelical Conversion and Spirituality
Lecture 3: His Baptist Confession and Theology


Bound to be Free: Baptist Witness

The Revd Dr Karen Smith
South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff, Cymru
Lecture 1: The Cost of Baptism
Lecture 2: The Way of Suffering
Lecture 3: The Inclusive Word and Community

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