Fall 1997


Volume 16, Issue 3

Newsbriefs


BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. Elias Medeiros - Articles entitled "John Alexander Mackay (1889-1983), "Brazil: Protestant Missions," and "Reformed Mission" in The Dictionary of World Missions edited by A. Scott Moreau (Baker, due Spring, 1998).

Dr. Albert Freundt - several articles in the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions edited by A. Scott Moreau.

Dr. Bruce Waltke contributed a chapter to The Making of the New International Version of the Bible edited by Kenneth L. Barker

Dr. Frank James - editor and translator of Theological Treatises: Justification and Predestination in conjunction with the Peter Martyr Library (16th Century Publishers, due end of 1997).

Dr. Charles Hill -an article entitled "The Identity of John’s Nathanael" in The Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Dr. James Hurley - an article entitled "The Relation of Scripture, Theology, and Psychology" in the fall issue of The Journal of Christianity and Psychology.

Derek Thomas - recently published Taken Up To Heaven: The Ascension of Christ (Evangelical Press).

Dr. Douglas Kelly - recently completed a volume on creation to be published by Christian Focus Publications in late 1997

Mike Beates - contributed chapter entitled "God's Sovereignty and Genetic Anomalies" in Genetic Ethics: Do the Ends Justify the Genes? (Eerdmans, 1997). He also had two chapters entitled "Of Doctors and Other Priests" and "Can You Clone a Soul?" in the recent book Playing God: Dissecting Medical Ethics and Manipulating the Body (Baker Books, 1997).

Dr. Roger Nicole contributed an article entitled "Le Canon du Nouveau Testament" in "Esprit et Vie," a festschrift for Dr Samuel Benetreau.

STUDENTS PRESENT PAPERS

RTS/Jackson students Richard Koniecny and Alonzo Ramirez presented papers at the March 7-8 Evangelical Missiological Society Southeast Regional meeting in Dayton, Ohio. RTS/Jackson student David Sills presented a paper at the Evangelical Theological Society Southwest Regional meeting March 21-22 in Dallas, Texas.

NEW STAFF AT RTS/CHARLOTTE

Don Fortson has been appointed Dean of Students and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at RTS/ Charlotte. A Ph.D. candidate at Westminster Seminary, he most recently served as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program for Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

Ken McMullen has been named Librarian at RTS/ Charlotte. He is a graduate of Erskine College and the University of Missouri.

Mark Seeley has been named Vice-President for Development at RTS/ Charlotte. An alumnus of RTS/ Jackson, he most recently headed development for Ligonier Ministries.

FALLS APPOINTMENT

Doug Falls has been appointed Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Assistant Dean at RTS/Jackson. Falls is an Ed.D. candidate at the University of Sarasota.

C.S. LEWIS TOUR

Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History at RTS/Jackson will be the lecturer for the RTS/ C.S. Lewis Tour of England, May 18-28,1998. For information, call Bob Bailey at (601) 922-4988.

LAUSANNE IN JACKSON

Dr. Duncan Rankin, Associate Professor of Theology at RTS/Jackson, attended the International Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization's Consultation on the Contextualization of the Gospel in Copenhagen, Denmark June 16-21. Over fifty delegates from national committees around the globe participated. Rankin has been commissioned to organize a future consultation on "Cyberspace and Missions" to be held late next year in the USA.

WAN TO SPEAK

Dr. Enoch Wan will speak on China and the Far East at the upcoming Missions Briefing in Colorado Springs in January; The Briefing is co-sponsored by Leadership Network, World Vision U.S., MARC, and the U.S. Lausanne Committee.

TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. Steve Childers conducted a church planting seminar for the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at their General Synod meeting in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Dr. Knox Chamblin was in Indonesia this summer teaching at the Reformed Evangelical Seminary in Jakarta.

Dr. Elias Medeiros was a featured speaker for the Presbyterian Church of Brazil this summer, teaching 400 key leaders from that denomination.

Dr. Frank Kik presented a paper on theological education at a conference sponsored by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Dr. Charles Hill presented a paper entitled "What Papias Said About John" at the North American Patristics Society meeting June 1.

Dr. Allen Curry taught Doctor of Ministry courses this summer in Seoul, Korea and at the Highland Theological Institute in Scotland.

Dr. Luder Whitlock was in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia in July speaking and lecturing.

Dr. Michael Payne taught Doctor of Ministry courses this summer in Seoul.

THOMAS HAS RADIO PROGRAM

Derek Thomas, Assistant Professor of Theology at RTS/Jackson, preaches a thirty-minute radio sermon each Sunday morning at 7:30 A.M. The program can be heard in the Jackson area on WSLI at 930 on the AM dial.

CROMARTIE SPEAKS

Dr. Michael Cromartie taught a course on church and state in June at RTS/ Orlando. Cromartie is a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

OFFICES TO LOCATE AT RTS/CHARLOTTE

The CoMission now has its international office on the RTS/Charlotte campus. The CoMission is an umbrella of over seventy-five mission organizations that have pooled their efforts to reach the former Soviet Union with the Gospel.

Operation Christmas Child now has a regional office on the campus. It is a project of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which provides Christmas gift shoe boxes filled with various items for needy children in war-ravaged countries around the world.

PETERSON APPOINTED

Dr. Andy Peterson has recently been appointed Vice President for Distance Education for RTS. Holding a Ph.D. in Educational Communications and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh, he recently served as Director of the Multimedia Development Center, University of California, San Diego.

ATKISSON RECEIVES AWARD

RTS/Jackson middler David Atkisson received a Sandy Ford Leadership Award in Evangelism from the Sandy Ford Fund of Leighton Ford Ministries.

 


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