Workmen recently crowned the 14,000 square foot new chapel in Orlando with its spire. When completed in October the new chapel will accomodate 600

  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 Journal.

   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 paradise.

   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 Tabletalk.

   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.



   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.


   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.


  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.


Reformed Quarterly, Volume 20, Number 2/3
© 2001 Reformed Theological Seminary
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