Tyndale House News – December 2016

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Tyndale House News - December 2016

Newly refurbished single rooms available!

We’re taking bookings for the new year for our newly refurbished residential accommodation with the first time offering of ensuite thermostatic shower and toilet in each room. Based in a delightful location in Cambridge with access to our unique Biblical studies book collection developed over 70 years, twelve single rooms are available from January 1st 2017 for weekly or monthly bookings.

For those who remember walks down the dark single corridor to shared bathroom facilities with limited toilet space our new facilities will offer brighter, warmer accommodation for every stay. Each room has been refurbished and refitted with its own shower room and toilet. A wi-fi and wired connection will be available in each room giving you access to our extensive catalogue online.

Brand new communal kitchen and dining areas will now be available solely for single room residents adjacent to the corridor offering space to meet other Biblical research scholars from across the globe.

Filled with around 50,000 scholarly volumes our library below offers rented private desks for up to 58 scholars. Open Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 22:00,  located near to Cambridge University Library, our non-lending library has been described as a rich treasure to explore where scholars can find momentum in their work and studies. Closed on Sundays our academic staff are happy to advise on local evangelical church services to attend.

Single room residents have access to our Edwardian common room at weekends and evenings. Close to the heart of Cambridge with its shops and historical buildings. Book online below.

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All at Tyndale House wish you a very happy,  joyful Christmas and a peaceful and blessed New Year.

In Christ,

Peter Williams

 

 

 


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F.F. Bruce Copyright International: Guest Post by Larry Stone

Professor FF Bruce
Professor F.F. Bruce [12 October 1910 – 11 September 1990]
When Robert Hicks, a British book publisher, realized that many of the works of F.F. Bruce were not readily available, he wanted to correct that situation. He believed in the importance of Bruce’s excellent content and in Bruce’s example as a leading evangelical scholar. Of the nearly 60 books and hundreds of magazine articles written by the “Dean of Evangelical Scholarship,” Robert felt many of those that were not in print could be presented in a visually appealing way for the modern reader.

F.F. Bruce let the Bible speak freely and did not make it fit a particular system of theology. He was humble and gentle, and he respected those with whom he disagreed. He was a superb scholar, and his scholarship had the purpose of helping people encounter Jesus Christ. J.I. Packer said, “No Christian was ever more free of narrow bigotry, prejudice and eccentricity. . . . No man did more to demonstrate how evangelical faith and total academic integrity may walk hand in hand.”

Robert has a history of keeping the best of older Christian works in front of today’s Bible students. In the 1990s he brought Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (which F.F. Bruce had edited) back into copyright for the benefit of W.E. Vine’s daughters and he encouraged the promotion of the book.

After receiving the support of F.F. Bruce’s daughter, Sheila Lukabyo, Robert enlisted the help of Larry Stone, former editorial vice president of Thomas Nelson Publishers in the U.S. and co-founder of Rutledge Hill Press. They formed a new company, F.F. Bruce Copyright International, and they contacted nearly twenty of F.F. Bruce’s publishers. They will now make many of Bruce’s works available in 2017.

First, a few will be reformatted into printed booklets suitable for evangelism and Bible study in universities and in church groups. Second, about 20 of Professor Bruce’s books and collections of articles will be published as reasonably-priced ebooks, which can be easily distributed around the world to places such as Zambia, Australia, and India – places where it is expensive and time consuming to ship printed books.

Third will be a promotion of all of F.F. Bruce’s books – including those now in print and those already available as ebooks. Professor Bruce’s works can help young students and scholars understand the truths of the faith and the techniques of handling Scripture. As Tim Grass said in his biography of F.F. Bruce, “The issues which, for Bruce, were non-negotiable may be summarized as the reliability of the New Testament, the person and work of Christ, the Christian life as one of forgiveness and liberty as befits those who are being led by the Spirit, and the right and duty of every believer to use whatever gifts God has given them.”

Larry Stone
November 2016

An on-line bibliography of F.F. Bruce’s books and articles is available here.

Christians in Academia

Below is a series of videos produced by the Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) intended to equip Christians entering the world of Academia. They should prove of great interest to anyone considering or who has already begun an academic course in Theology.

Why should a Christian pursue an academic career? Daryl McCarthy. For more information, see here.

Embracing our Calling to the Academy. Daryl McCarthy. For more information, see here.

“Scholarship is a holy calling. Scholarship has played a critical role in the development and expansion of the world Christian movement over the centuries. So it is critical that as Christian educators we do our work with hearts aflame with worship, minds guided by Christ’s lordship, hands ready to serve, all in our effort to glorify God through our teaching and scholarship.”

Christians in Higher Education: Living Worthy of the Calling. Dirk Jongkind. For more information, see here.

“Every profession possesses its own particular dangers and offers its own specific opportunities for service. Those of us who are living and working in the Academy are faced with a specific set of challenges. In this talk, we take a step back and look at the ideals and dreams the Academy offers. What is the University at its best, what is it at its worst, and do we really have to sell our soul to succeed? And what about our role in the body of Christ and in the grand project of world missions?”

Serving Christ in Academia. Daniel Hill. For more information, see here.

“How should our Christian faith influence our academic endeavours? In particular, what should our motivation for doing academic work be, as Christians? How should we do our academic work? How should we choose among the various options available to us in administration, teaching, and research? And what does our faith have to say about the content of our administration, teaching, and research? In this talk, we try to apply the Bible’s teaching to answer these questions.”