Spring 1997


Volume 16, Issue 1

Newsbriefs


D.MIN. COURSES OFFERED IN D.C. AND SEOUL, KOREA

RTS began offering Doctor of Ministry courses in Washington, D.C. in February. Dr. Robert Norris taught "Applied Theology" February 24 - 28, and Steve Childers, director of the D.Min. program, taught "Church Planting and Development" March 3-7. Pastors interested in the program in Washington may call the Admissions office at 1-800-752-4382.

Dr. Luder Whitlock and Dr. Roy Taylor taught D.Min. courses in Seoul, Korea, in January in a joint program with Chongshin Theological Seminary.

YOUNG NAMED DIRECTOR OF D.C. EXTENSION PROGRAM

Dr. Frank Young, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and an elder at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD, has been named as director of the RTS Washington D.C. extension.

BECKWITH TO LECTURE

Dr. Roger Beckwith, Warden at Latimer House, Oxford, England, will present the annual spring lectures in Orlando. His topic will be "Canon and the Scriptures."

TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. William Hogan, Professor of Homiletics, recently preached at several notable churches in England, including Salisbury Cathedral and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Dr. Dennis Ireland, Assistant Professor of New Testament, conducted a seminar, A Survey of the New Testament, at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS.

Dr. John Currid, Professor of Old Testament, is teaching Poets (Job through Song of Solomon) at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN, this semester

Dr. Currid also traveled to England and Scotland in January; preaching at Park Evangelical Church in Stoke-onTrent, at St. Georges Tron Church, and at St. Vincent Street Free Church in Glasgow. He also delivered a paper at the Carey Conference and lectured at Glasgow Bible College and at Scottish Highlands Institute.

PASTOR'S DAY ON ALL THREE CAMPUSES

All three campuses of RTS recently sponsored Pastor's Day events. In Jackson, over seventy pastors from a four-state region gathered to hear Derek Thomas, Assistant Professor of Theology and Dean of the Chapel, deliver a series of lectures entitled Preaching on the Book of Job. Dr. Steve Brown, Professor of Preaching, spoke in Orlando on October 17 on "How To Enjoy the Ministry Without Losing Your Job," with about seventy pastors in attendance. In Charlotte, three separate seminars were conducted during a two-month period by the Rev. Mark DeVries, Dr. Steve Brown and Dr. Frank Kik, Associate Professor of Practical Theology. Their topics were "Strategies for Youth Ministry in the 21st Century," "Born Free" and "Pastoral Care in Today's Church."

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Michael Payne has been appointed to the Jackson campus as Associate Professor of Missions. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music and Westminster Theological Seminary, he has been a missionary in Africa for nearly ten years, most recently at Daystar.

BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. John Currid, Associate Professor of Practical Theology - Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament, forthcoming from Baker Book House in June, 1997.

Dr. Richard Gamble - Calvin and Sixteenth Century Spirituality: Comparison with the Anabaptists in the Calvin Theological Journal.

Dr. Douglas Kelly, Jordan Professor of Theology - editing a new translation of Calvin's Commentary on Psalms. Also contributor to the forthcoming Proceedings of the International Calvin Study Society due in early 1997.

Dr. Roger Nicole - The Canon of the New Testament presented at the annual ETS meeting.

The Rev. Derek Thomas, Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of the Chapel - Taken Up to Heaven: The Ascension of Christ, published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.

HARPER HOME-GOING

Dr. Norman Harper retired Professor of Christian Education and Dean of the Graduate School of Education, went to glory November 10,1996. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ida, daughters Maria Price and Becky Forester, and five grandchildren.

GUEST LECTURERS

Dr. Marvin Mayers, a leading authority in missions, social anthropology and cross-cultural ministries, and author of Christianity Confronts Culture, was a guest lecturer at RTS/ Orlando.

Professor Thomas F. Torrance, former moderator of the Church of Scotland, past Chairman of the Billy Graham Crusade in Scotland, award winning author of Theological Science, Space, Time and Incarnation, The Trinitarian Faith, Divine Meaning and Scottish Theology, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh, lectured at RTS/Charlotte in February.

Dr. Donald Hustad, former Dean of the School of Church Music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, lectured at RTS/Charlotte February 27-28. A noted hymnal editor and author of several books on church music, he also lead a seminar for pastors and church leaders on the history of evangelical worship.

Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old, author of Leading in Prayer and Themes and Variations for a Christian Doxology will lecture at RTS/Charlotte April 16-18. He will also lead a seminar on the history of Reformed worship.

On June 2-6, Jerry Bridges, well-known author of popular books including The Pursuit of Holiness, and Transforming Grace, will teach the course "The Discipline of Grace" at RTS/ Charlotte June 2-6.

NORTON SPEAKS AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY URBANA CONFERENCE

Dr. Will Norton, Professor of Missions, led a seminar entitled "What is Missions?" at the Urbana Missions Convention, Dec- ember 27,1996 - January 1, 1997. Norton helped plan and also spoke at the First InterVarsity/Urbana Convention held at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1946.

BROWN KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR PRISON FELLOWSHIP WASHINGTON CONFERENCE

Dr. Steve Brown, Professor of Preaching, was the keynote speaker for the Prison Fellowship Washington Conference February 5-8 held in connection with the National Prayer Breakfast.

MUETHER JOINS EDITORIAL BOARD

John Muether, Library Director and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography and Research, is serving on the editorial board of Regeneration Quarterly, a provocative new journal for thoughtful, robust intellectual engagement regarding contemporary issues.

CLINEFELTER IS NEW REGISTRAR

Julie Clinefelter has been appointed Registrar and Instructor in Biblical Languages at RTS/Jackson. Clinefelter graduated in 1996 with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies.

 


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