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WHITLOCK NAMED ATS PRESIDENT

Dr. Luder Whitlock was installed as President of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) for the 1998-2000 biennium. The installation took place in June at the 41st Biennial Meeting of the ATS in Baltimore.

TAYLOR IS NEW STATED CLERK

Dr. L. Roy Taylor, John Richards Professor of Practical Theology at RTS/Jackson, was elected Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America and assumed his new position in August. Taylor had taught at RTS for ten years.

PASTOR'S DAY

Dr. Ralph Davis will speak at the RTS/Jackson Pastor's Day October 12. The theme will be "Stories About Preachers: Working in First Kings." For more information call the Admissions Office at 601-922-4988. Outside the Jackson area, call toll free 800-543-2703 or email the seminary at admissions.jackson@rts.edu.

NEW DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE

RTS Distance Education has received foundation support to develop a new Disabilities and Ministry course. It will be available in early 1999. For more information regarding Distance Education call 1-800-227-2013 or email distance.education@rts.edu.

HOLLENBECK RECEIVES AWARD

RTS student Dale Hollenbeck has been selected to receive a Sandy Ford Leadership Award in Evangelism from the Sandy Ford Fund of Leighton Ford Ministries. The award is the largest and most significant given by the organization.

ORLANDO SPIRITUAL LIFE CONFERENCE

Noted author and counselor Dr. Dan Allender is the speaker at the Spiritual Life Conference at RTS/Orlando in September. The theme is "Living Spiritually in a Sex-Crazed Society."

WAN APPOINTED EDITOR

Dr. Enoch Wan has been appointed editor for a Chinese translation of a multivolume Bible commentary, compiled from writings of the church fathers. The general editor for this major new commentary is Dr. Thomas Oden.

BRIDGES TEACHES COURSE

Popular author and Bible teacher Dr. Jerry Bridges taught a course entitled "The Disciplines of Grace" at RTS/Jackson in July. On staff with the Navigators since 1955, Bridges retired in 1994 to devote all of his time to a Bible-teaching ministry.

KELLY ON SABBATICAL

Dr. Douglas Kelly has been granted a sabbatical this year in Scotland to concentrate on completing his volume on the Trinity and to write a Systematic Theology for which he has signed a contract.

TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. John Currid was the Sir Flinders Petrie Orationist for the Australian Institute of Archaeology in May. He also lectured at numerous seminaries and universities in Australia and taught Hebrew in Ukraine.

Over the summer, Dr. Enoch Wan presented papers at the Chinese Missions in Africa Consultation in South Africa, the Symposium of Sino-Theologians in East Malaysia, and the Symposium of Christianity and Chinese Cultural Renewal in Dallas.

Dr. Richard Gamble attended the Seventh International Congress on Calvin Research in Korea. Participation in the Congress is by invitation only.

Drs. Ronald Nash and Charles MacKenzie will be presenters at a large conference to be held by The Separation of School and State Alliance in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in November.

Drs. Luder Whitlock and Allen Curry and the Rev. Steve Childers taught Doctor of Ministry classes in Seoul, Korea, in July. The classes were held at the RTS/Korea extension at Chongshin University.

Dr. Ronald Nash was a featured speaker at a week-long economics conference for seminary professors and people in ministry at Grove City College during the summer. RTS was the only seminary represented among the speakers.

Dr. Steve Childers preached a series of four messages on "The Transforming Power of the Gospel" at the annual General Synod meeting of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Bonclarken Conference Center in June.

Dr. Charles Hill read a paper entitled "Diognetus and Polycarp" in May at the annual meeting of the North American Patristic Society in Chicago.

CHARLOTTE SPIRITUAL LIFE CONFERENCE

Dr. David Chadwick was the speaker at RTS/Charlotte's Spiritual Life Conference in September. Chadwick is pastor of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.

BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. Ronald Nash has signed a contract with Christian Focus to write a book on Scottish theologians.

John Muether is co-writing with D.G. Hart "Rejoice with Trembling: Recovering a Biblical Understanding of Worship."

Dr. Dennis Ireland published an article entitled "Crisis Situation: Shrewd Action" in the June, 1998, issue of Decision magazine.

Dr. Charles Hill's article "What Papias Said About John (and Luke)" will appear in the Journal of Theological Studies in October.

NOVENSON LECTURES

Dr. Joseph Novenson will deliver the John Reed Miller Lectures at RTS/Jackson in November. Novenson is Senior Pastor of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

SPANISH RIVER AND RTS TEAM UP

In a combined effort, Spanish River Presbyterian Church and RTS have opened a new extension site in Boca Raton, Florida. This is a unique ministry-based program specializing in evangelism and church planting. Dr. Burt Braunius, Adjunct Professor at RTS, is the Executive Director.



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