recently crowned the 14,000 square foot new chapel in Orlando with
its spire. When completed in October the new chapel will accomodate
Dr. Mike Beates, Dean of Students in Orlando, in May was
elected to serve on the International Board of Directors for Joni
and Friends, the Disability Outreach Ministry of Joni Eareckson
Tada. He has preached this year at graduates' ordination and installation
services in Atlanta, DeLand, Florida and Melbourne, Florida with
another such service scheduled for September in Miami.
Dr. Ralph Davis
spoke April 2-5 at the Banner of Truth Conference at University
of Leicester (England). He also preached morning and evening services
at Grove Chapel, London, April 1.
Dr. Douglas Kelly
in May participated in a colloquium organized by Colgate University
Department of Political Science of Hamilton New York. The colloquium
dealt with "Luther's and Calvin's Commentaries on Romans: The
Heart of the Reformation."
Dr. Ronald Nash
has preached or taught this year at Covenant Presbyterian Church,
Naples, Florida; Summit Mitistry; Manitou Springs, CO; and Bryan
College, Dayton, Tennessee. He delivered five messages August 3-5
at the Cedar Falls Bible Conference, Waterloo, Iowa; lectured August
15 at the Practical Bible College, Binghamton, NY; and preached
Sept. 2 at South Valley Community Church, Gitroy Callfornia.
Dr. Duncan Rankin
in July spoke at the "2001 Reformation Conference" in
Des Moines, Iowa on "Worship and the Reformed Faith,"
sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church. His addresses
included "Christ and Worship" and "Early Scottish
Reformation in Doctrine,Worship, and Order."
Dr. Luder Whitlock
will speak at a conference offered by Reformation & Revival
Ministries October 25-27 at College Church, Wheaton, Illinois. The
conference title is "One Holy Catholic Church, Evangelical
Unity in Faith and Practice."
Dr. Ron Nash on
October 31 will give the Centennial Lectures at Chongshin University,
South Korea. Two of his books, Christian Faith and Historical
Understanding and The Word of God and the Mind of
Man, are being translated into Korean for the lectures.
Dr. Steve Childers
in April taugnt a national church planters conference in North Carolina
for all the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church planters and
their wives. Also, in June he taught "Applied Theology: Spiritual
Dynamics for Korean Pastors" at Chongshin Theological Seminary
in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Richard Gamble's
review of the book, Johann ische Eschatologie by Dr.
J. Frey, appeared in the Fall 2000 Westminster Theological
Dr. Chuck Hill's
book, Regnum Caelorum. Patterns of Millennial Thought in Early
Christianity, has been released by Eerdmans. This second
edition features about 70 pages of new material covering such subjects
as Montanist eschatology and the Book of Revelation's doctrine of
Dr. Douglas Kelly
submitted a chapter; "The Nature of the Church: A Reformed
View" for a Festschrift in honor of Prof. Allan Harman
of the Presbyterian Theological College in Melbourne, Australia.
Kelly authored an article on Creation in the May issue of Ligonier's
Dr. Michael Payne's
article, "Identity and Global Ethnic Violence: A Theological
and Missiological Reflection" has been accepted for publication
in the journal Mission Studies (published by the Association
of Missiological Scholars) to be available April 2002.
Dr. W Duncan Rankin's
The Early Reformation in Scotland: Lessons for this Twenty-First
Century was recently published by the Men's Scriptural Fellowship
of Knoxville,Tcnnessee. Rankin also is contributing articles on
James Buchannan and Hugh Miller to the New Dictionary of Christian
Apologetics being published in the fall of 2001 by InterVarsity
Press and edited by Dr. Campbell Campbell-Jack and Dr. Gavin McGrath.
Dr. Derek Thomas
has two forthcoming books: Making the Most of Your Devotional
Life, Evangelical Press (July, 2001) and Praying the
Savior's Way, Christian Focus Publications (October 2001).
Dr. Michael Payne's
article "Epistemological Crises, Dramatic Narratives and
Apologetics: The Ad Hominem Once More" will be published
by Westminster Theological Journal in 2002.
CARA RECEIVES Ph.D.
Dr. Bob Cara recently
received his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary after successfully
defending his dissertation, "The Ambiguous Characterization
of Barnabas in Acts 15:36-41."
Dr Frank Kik
conducted marriage seminars in May at Sardinia and New Harmony PCA
churches in South Carolina, and in July for the Chinese Association
of North and South Carolina. He is the scheduled key speaker in
September at the Missions Conference of Church Creek (PCA) Charleston,
South Carolina, and will also conduct a marriage seminar for Huntersville
Presbyterian Church (ARP) of North Carolina.
MACON CHURCH 175th ANNIVERSARY
When First Presbyterian Church of Macon, Georgia celebrated its
175th anniversary July 15 17 four former pastors linked with RTS
were present, as well as four present staffers who are RTS graduates.
The former pastors were Dr. James Baird, Dr. Gordon Reed, Dr. John
Grauley, and Dr. Ric Cannada.
The RTS alum staffers were Rev. Chip Miller, Sr. Pastor; Rev. Tom
Anderson, Asst. Pastor; Rev. Hal McNeely, Asst. Pastor; and Rev.
Paul Bankson, Asst. Pastor.
NEW VISITING PROFESSORSHIP
Dr. Richard Gamble
was appointed visiting professor of theology at a new seminary in
Marburg, Germany, the Akademie fur Reformatorische Theologie (ART).
He taught, in German, for two weeks this summer. He was the keynote
speaker in February at the Reformation Society of Indiana in Indianapolis.