APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Guy Richardson has been appointed Senior Vice President of RTS/Jackson. An RTS alumnus, he holds an M.A. degree from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He comes to RTS from Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Newark, Delaware, where he was Associate Pastor.

Dr. Carl Wilson, former President of Worldwide Discipleship, has become Director of Church Relations for RTS/Orlando.

Mr. Matt Lacey has been named Vice President for Development at RTS/Orlando. Lacey is a graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida and worked previously there as a development officer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Mark Futato has been appointed Professor of Old Testament at RTS/Orlando. For the last eleven years, he was Associate Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary in California.

RTS MISSIONS CONFERENCES

Reverend Thomas Cheely, Missions Pastor at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was the keynote speaker for RTS/Orlando's missions conference in September.

Dr. Jim Pluddeman is the keynote speaker for RTS/Charlotte's missions conference. Pluddeman is International Director of SIM.

Reverend David Ellis, Home Director for Overseas Missionary Fellowship in England, spoke at RTS/Jackson's missions conference. Ellis was a missionary for many years in Indonesia with OMF.

SCOTLAND TOUR

RTS will host a tour to Scotland in May 2000, offering an opportunity to become acquainted with our Christian heritage. For more information, contact Bob Bailey at 601-923-1655 or e-mail bbailey@rts.edu.

BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. John Currid's A Commentary on the Book of Exodus 1-18: A Clear and Present Danger will be published this fall by Evangelical Press in England. It is the first of a two-volume set.

Dr. Charles Hill's article "The Debate Over the Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon," has been selected for reprint in Norms of Faith and Life, Vol. 3 of Recent Studies in Early Christianity: A Collection of Scholarly Essays, edited by Everett Ferguson.

Mike Glodo has a contract with Christian Focus Publications for a book entitled Living Pictures of the People of God that will develop various biblical metaphors for the church.

Dr. Ronald Nash's newest book, Life's Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy, has just been published by Zondervan.

Dr. Charles MacKenzie contributed a chapter to a book honoring Dr. Bruce Thielmann entitled Thielmann: The Preacher's Preacher.


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TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. John Currid taught Hebrew exegesis at The Ukraine Biblical Seminary July 19-23.

Dr. Richard Pratt taught and preached in Kiev, Ukraine, in July and taught at a Reformed Spiritual Ministries Conference in Seoul, Korea, in August.

Dr. Sam Larsen taught at Westminster Theological College in Queensland, Australia, June 28-July 2. He also preached at churches he helped plant while a missionary.

In July, Dr. Frank James presented a paper entitled "Peter Martyr and Albert Pighius on Justification" at the International Symposium on Peter Martyr Vermigli: Humanism, Republicanism, and Reformation in Zurich, Switzerland. He also was Visiting Professor of Church History at Istanbul Reformed Seminary in Turkey. The in-depth study was the first of its kind for the Turkish Protestant community.

Mike Glodo spoke at a pre-assembly workshop on confessional subscription at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church General Assembly.

Dr. Harold O. J. Brown addressed the Special Assembly of the National Catholic Bishops Conference June 21 in Tucson. His topic was "The Challenge of Unfettered Individualism."

Dr. Allen Curry taught in Korea in June and Dr. Steve Childers and Doug Falls in July.

Dr. Ralph Davis spoke at the Western Pennsylvania Bible Conference in June.

Dr. Steve Brown spoke at the Billy Graham Training Center (The Cove) in Asheville, North Carolina, in June.

Dr. Charles Hill presented "Ignatius and the Apostolate" as a Master-Theme Paper at the Thirteenth International Patristic Conference in Oxford, England, in August.

Dr. Ronald Nash spoke at the Institute on Market Economics and Religious Faith at Grove City College in June. He also was the featured speaker at the Pensacola Theological Institute in August.

In June Dr. Will Norton returned to Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, for the fifteenth year to teach "Christology of Missions." Dr. Norton was a co-founder of the Urbana Missions Conference.

Dr. Bruce Waltke will speak at the Ozark Bible Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, in October.

Dr. Allen Mawhinney was the keynote speaker at the Peacemaker Ministries Annual Conciliation Conference in Big Sky, Montana.

Dr. Duncan Rankin lectured in Peru in July for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Peru.

Mike Glodo presented a seminar entitled "Idols of the Heart and the Freedom of the Gospel" at Christ Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Douglas Kelly was a presenter at a large conference in Switzerland dealing with the crisis in the Balkans. His speech appears this month in the Swiss-French periodical Resister et Construire. He also spoke at seminaries and churches in Thailand and Australia during August.

Dr. Luder Whitlock was convocation speaker at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University.

MCGUIRE CHOSEN EPC MODERATOR

Dr. James N. McGuire (RTS '73) was elected moderator of the 19th General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in June. He is Senior Pastor of Ward Presbyterian Church in Livonia, Michigan.

JAMES IS CONSULTANT

Dr. Frank James is a consultant to the Theological Special Task Group for Amsterdam 2000, an international conference sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

BASHAM CHOSEN AS FELLOW

Dwight BashamRTS/Charlotte student Dwight Basham has been selected as a 1999 Fund for Theological Education Ministry Fellow. The award recognizes outstanding candidates for the ministry.

MEDEIROS ON SABBATICAL

Dr. Elias Medeiros, Associate Professor of Missions, is on sabbatical in Holland and Great Britain to do research for a book on Reformed perspectives in missions.

KELLY NAMED TO BOARD

Dr. Douglas Kelly has been named to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Scottish Studies in America.

SANDY FORD AWARDS

RTS/Orlando students Bart Garrett and Catherine Claire have been awarded Sandy Ford Leadership Awards in Evangelism. Garrett is a middler in the M.Div. program and Claire is a 2nd year student in the M.A. in Biblical Studies program.

NEW COURSE OFFERED

Beginning this fall, RTS/Jackson will offer the course "Science and Theology: Past Paradigms, Present Dialogue, Future Directions" through a grant from the Templeton Foundation. Dr. Duncan Rankin, Associate Professor of Theology, and Dr. Paul Hoehner, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, will teach the course. It will be available to the Orlando and Charlotte campuses through video conferencing. This marks the first time RTS has simulcast video instruction to other campuses.

EPC JUMPER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church has awarded Andrew A. Jumper scholarships to the following RTS students: Charles Creech and James Hakim (Jackson); Kevin Nelson and Steve Riser (Orlando); and Scott Waters (Charlotte).
Charles Creech
Creech
James Hakim
Hakim
Kevin Nelson
Nelson
Steve Riser
Riser
Scott Waters
Waters




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