Posts from 2023

Posts from 2023

Interview with Glen Scrivener

In the latest in a series of interviews with preachers around the world, EBC’s Principal, John Brand, interviews Evangelist Glen Scrivener who was a stand up comedian before becoming a preacher and takes the Scriptures and preaching extremely seriously.

Interview with Peter Mead

EBC’s Principal, John Brand, interviews preacher and blogger Peter Mead in his series of interviews with preachers around the world

Spiritual Formation

“…the process of being conformed to the image of Christ by the gracious working of God’s Spirit and for the transformation of the world” (Dallas Willard) In this module, taught by Heather Holdsworth, the Gospel of Matthew will be the discipleship handbook from which Jesus’ discourses will be studied. ‘Kingdom Focussed Discipleship’, studies the principles and depths in Christ’s first sermon set out in Matthew 5-7. The course will run over 10 Tuesday mornings, from 11.00am – 1.00pm, starting on…

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

The Christian life is a spiritual life, because the Holy Spirit should be at the heart of our daily Christian experience. There is no Christian life apart from the presence, power and resources of the Holy Spirit.  This course will seek to teach clearly the biblical truths about the person and work of the Holy Spirit, while also addressing the areas of controversy and confusion. Taught by EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, the course will run over 10 Tuesday afternoons, from…

Anthropology: The Doctrine of Humanity

John Calvin wisely stated that “Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists in two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves……Accordingly, the knowledge of ourselves not only arouses us to seek God, but also, as it were, leads us by the hand to find him.” This module will examine the biblical teaching on the doctrine of humanity, emphasising the constitutional nature of human beings, what it means to be made in…

The Synoptic Gospels

This module introduces the student to Matthew, Mark and Luke, both as individual books with their own distinctive agendas, structures and themes, and also as a synoptic record of the life and ministry of Christ as distinct from the fourth gospel.  It address the issue of the supposed ‘synoptic problem’ and gives reasons why we can have confidence in the reliability of the gospel accounts. Taught by EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, the course will run over 10 Wednesday afternoons,…

The Doctrine of Christ

“What think ye of Christ? is the test to try both your state and your scheme;  you cannot be right in the rest, unless you think rightly of him.” (John Newton) In this module, taught by Rev Dr Sandy Roger and EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, we will study the biblical teaching on the doctrine of Christ, focussing on his being and the main aspects of his life, work, death, resurrection and continuing ministry, as well as considering some of the…

Comings and Goings

This week saw two major changes to EBC’s Board of Directors. First we reluctantly accepted the resignation of Greig Ferguson, Pastor of Yoker Evangelical Church. Greig has decided to stand down because of growing ministry commitments and, while thanking him for his contribution to the work of the College in recent years, we commend him and his ministry to the Lord. Then we welcomed Rev Gavino Fioretti, Minister of Evanton Free Church, to the Board. Gavino has taught a couple…

The Land of the Book Needs People of the Book

This piece expresses the passion and vision of EBC Affectionately known around the world – at least at one time – as ‘The Land of the Book’, Scotland, the land of the Covenanters, of Knox, of the saintly Bonar brothers, Samuel Rutherford, and so many more, is, today, in a dark place spiritually.  As of old, “The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.” (Nehemiah 1:3) As in much of the UK as a whole, the…

Apologetics

“…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” (1 Peter 3:15) Steve Osmond of Solas CPC, the newest member of our teaching team, will teach this course which explores the questions, doubts and thinking of contemporary culture, in order to enable you to reasonably defend the Christian faith, and engage in persuasive evangelism using apologetics.  The course also seeks…

EBC’s Team of Lecturers Keeps Growing!

One of the key distinctives of EBC is that we use what we call practitioners, rather than professionals. This means that all our teaching is done by people who live and breathe their subject and ministry, and for whom this is not theoretical but practical. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to welcome Tony Brown to our team. Tony will be teaching on World Religions and Cults. Tony is a missionary / evangelist to those caught in New Religious Movements,…

New Faculty Member at EBC

We are delighted to welcome Steve Osmond to our team of EBC Lecturers. Steve, who currently works full time for Solas Centre For Public Christianity, will be teaching Apologetics in the Spring 2024 term. Steve was trained in the sciences and earned his MSc cum laude in Zoology from the University of Johannesburg where he specialised in ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment. He has run his own environmental consulting business for several years, focussing on specialist assessments for biomonitoring and…

The Sermon on the Mount

Join us on 10 Wednesday mornings, from 9.30-10.30, starting on January 10th, as we explore the most famous sermon ever preached. It is still as relevant and applicable as ever it was and this would be a great Bible study opportunity. Warren Wiersbe says of the sermon Whatever applications the Sermon on the Mount may have to world problems, or to future events, it is certain that this sermon has definite applications for us today. Jesus gave this message to…

The Bible As It Happened

If you’re looking for a new reading plan for 2024, or for a Christmas present for someone, why not consider The Bible as it Happened, by EBC’s Principal? This chronological reading plan will take you through the Bible in a year with readings for 6 days of every week, following the storyline of the Bible as it happened. Price is just £10 plus £2 for p&p. You can order by emailing john.brand@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk

Spring Term Schedule

Several folk have been eagerly awaiting details of the virtual classes we will be running in the New Year – well here they are. We have had a great autumn term, but are looking forward to welcoming new and continuing students to the range of subjects we will be teaching in January. In the week of Monday 27th November we will post full details of each of these modules, but in the meantime, for those of you who are very…