Spring/Summer 2003



  • Pastor's Day Conference, February 18, with speaker Skip Ryan, Senior Pastor, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas.
  • Youth Ministry Day with Dieter Paulson and Wade Coleman was held March 24.


  • Kistemaker Lecture Series, "New Testament Eschatology," March 11-13, including Drs. Simon Kistemaker, Reggie Kidd, Charles Hill and Knox Chamblin.

RTS Charlotte

  • Academic Conference: Dr. David Calhoun and Dr. Andy Hoffecker presented the Spring Lecture Series, RTS-Charlotte, March 11-12.
  • Rev. Carl Ellis taught a course, March 23-27, "America's Islamic Challenge."

RTS Commencement Speakers:

  • RTS-Jackson, May 23: Dr. Sanders Willson, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis,TN.
  • RTS-Orlando, May 30: Dr. Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ.
  • RTS-Charlotte, May 31: Dr. Ronald Steel, Pastor, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, Marriottsville, MD.


Dr. Sam Larsen has been appointed to the position of Academic Dean for the Jackson campus beginning June 1.

Dr. James Coffield has been appointed to the Orlando faculty as Associate Professor of Counseling beginning June 1.

Dr. H. Wilbert (Will) Norton retired from RTS in December 2002. Dr. Norton served the seminary for nearly 13 years, beginning at the Jackson campus as Professor of Missions, and moving to the Charlotte campus in 1993, where he served as Professor of Missions and Advisor to the Executive Vice President.


The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada recently approved RTS-Atlanta to offer a Master of Arts in Religion Degree.



It is now possible to earn a Master of Divinity Degree through Summer courses at RTS--Orlando. Combined with courses through RTS Extensions and the Virtual Campus, students can earn an M.Div. Degree in five years.


Dr. Simon Kistemaker, Professor of New Testament Emeritus, RTS-Orlando, is writing a book title The People Jesus Met, targeted for completion at the end of Summer 2003 with publication early next year. Dr. Kistemaker has written two articles to be published in two books, one edited by Keith Mathison, the other by Dr. Charles E. Hill and Frank A. James, III.

Dr. Bruce Waltke, Professor of Old Testament, RTS-Orlando, has written a two-volume commentary on Proverbs that is forthcoming this year. Dr. Waltke serves on the Ecumenical Standing Advisory Committee for the Visual Bible. The Gospel of John will be released in Summer 2003.

Professor John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, RTS-Orlando, authored Apologetics to the Glory of God, now available in Chinese. Also, his book, Cornelisus Van Til is now available in Indonesian (Penerbit Momentum, 2002). Prof. Frame's article, "Does God Know Everything," was published in Moody Magazine (March/April 2003).

Dr. Charles Hill, Professor of New Testament, RTS-Orlando, wrote an article published in New Testament Studies (48 [2002], 587-592). He is writing a book that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press. Dr. Hill's Tyndale New Testament Study Group paper will be published in a collection to be published by Mohr-Siebeck (Tubingen).

Dr. Frank James, RTS Academic Vice-President, had several articles published recently, including "The Covenantal Convictions of a Compassionate Calvinist: Lewis Bevens Schenck (1898-1985)" and "Introduction to the Presbyterian Doctrine of Children in the Covenant: An Historical Study of the Significance of Infant Baptism in the Presbyterian Church in America," by Lewis Bevens Schenck (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing).

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Dr. Rick Gamble, Professor of Systematic Theology, RTS-Orlando, recently published "The Clash of King and Kirk: The 1690 Revolution Settlement in Presbyterian Scotland."

Dr. Derek Thomas, John Richards Associate Professor of Practical Theology, RTS-Jackson, has written a book, published by Evangelical Press, titled Mining for Wisdom: 28 Daily Readings from Job. Dr. Thomas has also written Let's Study Revelation (Banner of Truth). He contributed a chapter to Feed My Sheep! A Passionate Plea for Preaching (Soli Deo Gloria), which was published in October 2002.

Dr. William Barcley, Associate Professor of New Testament, RTS-Jackson, is completing a commentary on 1 and 2 Timothy for Evangelical Press.

Dr. Sam Larsen presented a paper at the South Central Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society's joint meeting with the Evangelical Theological Society at Dallas Theological Seminary, March 21-22.

Dr. Mark Futato taught at the National Leadership Conference for Campus Crusade for Christ, February 27-March 11, Cocoa Beach, FL.

Dr. Michael Payne presented papers in the U.K. in April at The Royal College of Military Science, The Oxford Centre for Mission and The University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham).

Dr. Derek Thomas lectured at the Seoul Presbyterian Church, Seoul, Korea, in March.

Dr. Steve Childers co-directed with Dr. Allen Thompson the first assessment at the Central Florida Church Planter Assessment Center in Orlando, March 3-6.

Dr. Richard Pratt lectured at the Conference on Expository Preaching, Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, March 13.

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Reformed Quarterly, Volume 22, Number 1-2
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