Summer 1997


Volume 16, Issue 2

Newsbriefs


NICOLE HONORED

Dr. Roger Nicole, Professor of Theology at RTS/Orlando, was recently named to Who's Who in the World. Nicole, long regarded as a preeminent American theologian, is also Associate Editor for the New Geneva Study Bible and a Corresponding Editor for Christianity Today.

RUKENYA NAMED TO POST

RTS alumnus Patrick Rukenya has been elected Secretary General of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa for a six-year period beginning in April, 1997. As such, he will be the Chief Executive Officer of that denomination.

CURRUD RECEIVES HONOR

Dr. John Currid has been included in the fourth edition of Who's Who Among Americas' Teachers for 1996. Currid is Associate Professor of Old Testament at RTS/Jackson.

TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. Richard Pratt taught apologetics and hermeneutics for two weeks in January at the Reformed Evangelical Seminary in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Dr. Richard Pratt, Dr. Ronald Nash, and other evangelical leaders met with Jeffrey Katzenberg at the Dream Works Studios in Los Angeles to consult on an upcoming full-length animated movie on the life of Moses.

Mike Beates, Dean of Students at RTS/Orlando, was in Kiev April 16-27 with JAF Ministries. He led a team of seven disability specialists to equip church leaders for more effective outreach to the disabled in the Ukraine and to distribute several hundred wheel chairs in Kiev and surrounding towns.

Dr. Robert Cara taught in Ukraine during March.

Dr. Frank Kik taught in Burma in January.

Dr. Elias Medeiros traveled to South Korea in January. He taught Biblical Theology of Mission in Pusan and preached in Kyong-Ju.

Dr. John Currid taught a class on Old Testament Poets at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, February 7-8, February 28-March1, April 11-12, and May 2-3.

Dr. Ralph Davis taught a seminar at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas, February 28-March 2.

Dr. Derek Thomas will be one of several speakers at the Banner of Truth Conference in San Diego, California, June 3-5.

Dr. Douglas Kelly spoke at conferences for lay people and pastors in Romania and Wales in April.

Dr. Ronald Nash traveled to Michigan to give the Staley Lecture Series at Cornerstone College in April.

DETZLER TEACHES AT CHARLOTTE

Visiting RTS/Charlotte faculty member Dr Wayne Detzler will teach a missions course on world religions in the fall. Detzler served for many years with Greater Europe Mission and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester in England.

DEDICATION OF CHARLOTTE CAMPUS

RTS/Charlotte will combine its fall convocation with the dedication of the Carmel campus on September 9. Charles Colson, president of Prison Fellowship, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. Albert Freundt recently published articles in Who's Who in Church Histor' and Twentieth-Century Dictionary of Christian Biography; in addition to a book review in Fides et Historia. An article on Henry Boynton Smith will appear in Makers of Christian Theology in America in October, 1997.

Dr. Andrew Hoffecker - a chapter entitled "Prenatal Techniques" in Playing God - Dissecting Biomedical Ethics and Manipulating the Body, edited by R.C. Sproul, Jr (Baker Book House).

Dr. Frank James - editor and translator of Theological Treatises: Justification and Predestination (16th Century' Publishing Company), due end of 1997.

Dr. Roger Nicole - contributing editor to The Founders Journal, Winter 1997, with an article entitled "Confessions of Faith in Baptist History."

Dr. Ronald Nash - contributed Chapter Seven, "Miracles and Conceptual Systems" to the book In Defense of Miracles.

Dr. Andrew Hoffecker- contributed a chapter entitled "Prenatal Techniques" to the book Playing God: Dissecting Biomedical Ethics and Manipulating the Body; edited by R.C. Sproul, Jr (Baker Book House).

SPIRITUAL LIFE CONFERENCE

Dr. Douglas Kelly was the keynote speaker at RTS/Jackson's annual Spiritual Life Conference January 28-29. The theme was "The Life of Prayer." Author and editor of more than ten books, Kelly is Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS/Charlotte.

RICHARDSON AND RAMIREZ HONORED

Dr. William Richardson, RTS/Jackson Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and RTS/Jackson senior Alonzo Ramirez received the Higher Education Achievement Day Working to Advance Excellence (HEADWAE) Awards. The Mississippi legislature annually honors one student and one faculty member from institutions of higher learning in the state.

RTS TRIPS

RTS sponsored a trip to Israel March 6- 16, 1997, hosted by RTS President Dr. Luder Whitlock and his wife, Mary Lou, and guided by Dr. John Currid and Dr. Reggie Kidd.

An additional Luther and Calvin tour is planned in October, 1997, to Germany and Switzerland hosted also by Dr. and Mrs. Whitlock.

RANKIN RECEIVES DEGREE

Recently Duncan Rankin received the Ph.D. degree from New College, University of Edinburgh following the submission of his dissertation entitled "Carnal Union With Christ in the Theology of T.F. Torrance." Rankin is Assistant Professor of Theology at RTS/Jackson.

COLLECTION ADDED TO LIBRARY

The William Still Archives have been established at RTS/Jackson and all extant audio and written material are being collected for the Archives. The collection includes tapes, books, and other materials. The materials will be available for research and for distribution.

NEW EXTENSION BEGINS IN ATLANTA

Classes began this year in Atlanta at The Church of the Apostles. Call the Admissions Office at 1-800-752-4382 for a current schedule of classes.

 


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