Announcements

Announcements

New Board Member

At the quarterly meeting of our Board of Directors, today, followed by the AGM, we were delighted to welcome a new Board member, Dr Adele Pilkington. Adele is a Consultant Occupational Physician who has worked across the UK, including mission and humanitarian aid organisations. For 17 years she was Executive Editor of the remote learning MSc programme for Occupational Medicine at Manchester University. Her part-time theology studies reflected mission interest and research into mental health and Christian identity. She is a…

Expository Preaching

The faithful and passionate preaching and teaching of Scripture is at the heart of everything the EBC student is trained for. In this 18 week course, two hours per week, EBC’s Principal, Pastor John Brand, will guide you through the process of preparing and preaching or teaching a message based on a passage of Scripture. Even with more than 40 years’ experience of preaching and many years of training preachers, he can’t make anyone a preacher, but we can help…

John’s Gospel

The fourth gospel is the subject of a series of nine one-hour classes, starting in mid-January, we will study the fourth gospel. Dealing briefly with introductory issues of authorship, date, recipients and purpose, and identifying the structure and themes of John’s Gospel, the majority of the course is spent in detailed expositions of selected passages from John’s Gospel with an emphasis on developing exegetical skills and the ability to move from text to biblical talk or sermon. Lecturer: Rev Dr Thorsten…

The Bible As It Happened

If you are looking for a Bible Reading plan for 2022 – or perhaps a gift for a friend – our Principal, Pastor John Brand, has compiled a chronological reading plan that will take you through the whole Bible ‘as it happens’ in a year, with some helpful comments along the way. The cost is just £6 (plus postage), and if you email us we’ll get a copy in the post to you.

New Testament Overview

Becoming familiar with the whole Bible appears a rather daunting task, but this course is designed to help you make all the relevant connections and discover the big, redemptive, storyline.   In this part of the course we work our way, book-by-book, through the New Testament identifying the key verse, structure and theme of each book and identifying its place in the big story-line of the Bible.  A great way to really get to know your Bible – all of it! (Spring…

The Corinthian Correspondence

Our Principal, Pastor John Brand, will bring these letters to life in this 9 week course, as he guides an interactive study. Dates: (Wednesdays from 2.00 – 4.00pm) January 19th January 26th February 2nd February 9th February 23rd March 2nd March 9th March 16th March 23rd Cost and Registration: The cost for the course is £90 and registration and pre-payment are necessary. You can register here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at info@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk

Church History

The purpose of church history was expressed like this by a master in the field, Johann August Wilhelm Neander (1789-1850): “To exhibit the history of the church of Christ as a living witness to the divine power of Christianity; as a school of Christian experience; a voice sounding through the ages, of instruction, of doctrine, and of rebuke, for all who are disposed to listen.” It is, surely, one of the most important and interesting subjects that we study. Led…

Hermeneutics (Bible Interpretation)

Over 18 Tuesday evenings between Mid-January and the end of June, our Principal, Pastor John Brand, will introduce you to the ‘Golden Rules’ of interpreting the Bible and give you the ‘tools’ necessary to rightly handle the word of truth, as in 2 Timothy 2:15 Dates: (Spring Term – Tuesday evening from 7.00 – 9.00pm) January 18th January 25th February 1st February 8th February 22nd March 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd Cost and Registration: The cost for the…

Christian Ethics

Christian Ethics is a study that answers the question, “What does the whole Bible teach us about which acts, attitudes and personal character traits receive God’s approval, and which do not?”  (Wayne Grudem). The purpose of this module, taught over nine two-hour sessions, is to establish the solidly biblical foundations for such a study and to examine a number of contemporary moral a`nd ethical situations on the basis of that biblical foundation. The course will be taught over zoom so,…

New Evening Class: Guard The Gospel

Time is fast running out to register for our new zoom evening class which starts tomorrow, Tuesday 9th, at 7pm. Our Principal, Pastor John Brand, will be opening up 2 Timothy over 5 Tuesday evenings, and the cost is just £45 for this short course. 2 Timothy is Paul’s last recorded letter, written to his son in the faith just weeks before his own death, and is one of the most straight forward and urgent of the New Testament letters…

Guard the Gospel

2 Timothy is Paul’s last recorded letter, written to his son in the faith just weeks before his own death and is one of the most straight forward and urgent of the New Testament letters and one of the most relevant for our day and generation. In our new series of evening classes over zoom, our Principal, Pastor John Brand, will be opening up this challenging New Testament letter over 5 Tuesday evenings, beginning on Tuesday 9th November. The cost…

EBC Fleece For Sale

A reminder that we have a brand new, unworn, EBC Fleece for sale Size L. Just £20 plus any postage involved. If you are interested, please email us at info@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk or text 07722 484742 Just what you need with autumn now with us.

Time Is Running Out!

There’s still time – but only just! – to sign up for the first of our new zoom evening classes which starts tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 7pm. For the next 5 weeks, Kieran Banks, Pastor of Dedridge Baptist Church, Livingston, will be addressing the subject of Gripped by the Gospel. More details here, and you can register here – but hurry!

Are You gripped By The Gospel?

There’s just one week to go until the first of our new evening classes – see more information here. Each Tuesday evening, for this first series, Rev Kieran Banks of Dedridge Baptist Church, Livingston, will be examining what the gospel actually is? Kieran, who is as gripped by the gospel as anyone we know, says, “What the gospel actually consists of seems to be as varied as the number of people we ask. Given that this can’t be so, the…

Evening Virtual Bible College

It’s now just two weeks until we start our new online evening classes. Each Tuesday evening during term time there will be two 50 minute lectures with a short break in between. Registration is required but very simple. For the first series, Rev Kieran Banks, Pastor of Dedridge Baptist Church in Livingston is taking as his subject something we know him to be really passionate about: Gripped by the Gospel. What the gospel actually consists of seems to be as…

Please Pray!

We would value your prayers this afternoon (Monday 13th) for the College Board of Directors as they meet for their quarterly meeting. We are grateful to God for these Christian leaders who give of their time, experience and wisdom to help guide and oversee the work of the College. Tomorrow, the College staff meet – in person for the first time in 18 months! – and would also appreciate prayer as we prepare for the start of the new session…

Acts

The growth and expansion of the early church as recorded in the book of Acts is nothing less than spectacular. In the space of little more than 30 years the church grew from 120 frightened believers in Jerusalem to tens of thousands of them all over the known world. What were the secrets of their success and what can we learn from them today? Join us for this exciting journey of discovery. You can download more details about the course here,…

EBC Would Like To Fleece You!

We are having some EBC fleeces made and are making them available to anyone! From personal experience we can assure you that these fleeces are of extremely good quality and very comfortable. The cost will be £20 (plus postage to you) and size and colour options are below. If you would like one or more, please email us at info@edinburghbiblecollege.co.uk before Saturday 11th September