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Christian Ethics

The dreadful weather somewhat affected numbers at our latest Christian Ethics seminar, when Nigel Kenny of The Christian Institute spoke on the subject of Homosexuality. You can access the video here, and the powerpoint presentation here.


Gender Identity

We are grateful to David Robertson of Dundee for a superb seminar on Gender Identity and Transgender Issues, the latest in our series of seminars on Christian Ethics. You can listen to it here  and watch it via EBC’s own YouTube channel


Bible in a Day

Please note that we have had to change the date for this seminar from 23rd February to 2nd March. Our Principal’s popular seminar is being held at Bellshill Baptist Church, North Lanarkshire, on Saturday 2nd March 2019. The Bible in a Day seminar, written and presented by EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, has been well…

Christian Ethics

There was another good turnout yesterday for the second of our seminars on Christian Ethics. Our Principal was speaking on the relevance of God’s Moral Law and establishing some principles for correctly understanding and applying it in our lives today. You can access seminar notes, powerpoint and mp3 here.  If you would like to watch the videos of the seminar, you can…


Christian Ethics

We had a great start to our series of seminars on Christian Ethics, with a really encouraging number of attenders from a variety of churches and an excellent presentation by David Nixon of Carrubbers on the subject of ‘Christian Ethics in a Sceptical World’. If you would like to watch the videos of the seminar,…

Christian Ethics – God’s Word for Today’s World

In the Spring of 2019 we are running a series of seminars which are open to ANYONE to attend.  We are addressing a number of moral and ethical issues which are very current in society and seeking to develop a biblical response to them. January 23rd and 30th Biblical Foundations (Rev John Brand, EBC Principal) February 6th Euthanasia (Dr Gordon Macdonald, Senior…

Nigel Kenny

New Board Member

We’re delighted to welcome Mr Nigel Kenny to the College Board which is responsible for the governance and oversight of the work. Nigel is Scotland Officer for The Christian Institute and prior to that practised law for twenty years. He is married to Anne and they have two children. Nigel came to faith in Christ…

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Autumn 2018 Courses

We have just released our timetable for the autumn term which begins in October.  We believe this is the biggest and best programme we’ve yet put together, with a great line-up of gifted teachers,  and remember that ANYONE can come to ANY advertised course at EBC.  You can see the full details here and download…


Bible in a Day

The Bible in a Day seminar, written and presented by EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, has been well received in a number of churches in the UK and will be held again at EBC in the coming weeks. The seminar is designed to give you a good grasp of the whole Bible, identifying the unifying…

EBC is Growing and Moving!

This past week the College Board approved a recommendation from the staff that we move the College base in Wester Hailes to Broxburn, just outside the city.   For the past five years we have been based on the premises of Wester Hailes Baptist Church on the western side of Edinburgh and we are grateful to the leadership and congregation for hosting…

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New Lecturers at EBC

We are thrilled to be adding this immensely gifted and experienced couple to our team of lecturers at EBC. Adrian and Heather Holdsworth will both be having a significant input into our new Advanced Ministry Apprenticeship Programme which Adrian designed and which launches this autumn. Adrian has also joined our College Board and you can…

Elijah Hixson

New Testament Manuscripts

In recent months we have been privileged to have teaching input from Dr Elijah Hixson, a New Testament scholar. Next Thursday, 21st June, Elijah is going to lead a special one-off seminar on the importance and significance of the New Testament manuscripts. We are making this seminar open to anyone who is interested. It is…