Newsbriefs

RTS/ORLANDO CHAPEL BEGUN

    Construction of the RTS/Orlando Chapel began in August.
The 14,000-square-foot chapel will seat six hundred and will be equipped with a Monarch organ custom-built by Johannas Organs of Holland. The chapel is scheduled to be ready in the summer of 2001.

HURLEY INDUCTED

    Dr. James Hurley has been inducted into the Oxford Society of Scholars.

FALLS RECEIVES ED.D

    Dr. Douglas Falls has received an Ed.D. in education from the University of Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida. His dissertation was entitled "The Pastoral Theology of Old Princeton."

RTS ALUM HEADS WYCLIFFE RUSSIA

    RTS/Jackson alumnus Valery Morozov (RTS '99) is the new director of Wycliffe Russia, now the twenty-ninth Wycliffe-sending organization. Morozov is a native Russian.

TRINITY CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY

    Trinity Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on Sunday, December 10 with special programs. Former pastor and former RTS/Jackson professor Dr. Gordon Reed will preach.

Bookbriefs

    Christian Focus Publications has recently reissued Dr. Ralph Davis's commentaries Joshua: No Falling Words and Judges: Such a Great Salvation. They will publish 1 Samuel in January, 2001.

    Dr. Richard Pratt's Holman New Testament Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians has just been published by Broadman and Holman Publishers. It is Volume 7 in the series.

    Dr. Luder Whitlock contributed to a devotional book Revelation Revealed Day by Day.

    Dr. John Muether has signed a contract with Presbyterian and Reformed Publishers to coauthor a book on Reformed worship with Darryl G. Hart of Westminster Seminary.

    Dr. Richard Gamble has signed a contract with Presbyterian and Reformed to publish a two-volume work on theology.

    Drs. Roger Nicole and Richard Pratt contributed to the festschrift The Way of Wisdom-Essays in Honor of Bruce K. Waltke, edited by Drs. J. I. Packer and Sven K. Soderlund and published by Zondervan.

Travelbriefs

    Dr. Derek Thomas spoke at the Maritime Reformed Conference in Canada in September as well as for a Men's Retreat at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Dr. Richard Pratt taught at San Pablo Seminary in Merida, Yucatan, in October. He also gave Third Millennium teaching videos to pastors and students.

    Dr. Robert Cara taught Hebrews-Revelation at Ukraine Biblical Seminary in October and spoke at the John Randolph Society Debate on the United States Constitution in Chicago.

    Dr. Luder Whitlock will be a plenary speaker at the American Association of Bible Colleges in February in Atlanta.

    In September, Dr. John Oliver preached at missions conferences at Carolina Presbyterian Church in Locust, North Carolina, and Storey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marion, North Carolina.

    Dr. Dennis Ireland gave the Eliza Ferrie Lectures at Presbyterian Theological Centre in Sydney, Australia, in August.

    Dr. Simon Kistemaker taught at two Reformed seminaries in Indonesia in October.

    Rev. Rod Culbertson was the keynote speaker at the SMU/Texas Christian Reformed University Ministries Fall Conference near Dallas in September. He also spoke at the RUM/International Conference at Ridgehaven in October.

    Dr. Donald Fortson conducted a seminar on "Empowering Relationships" for the Charlotte, North Carolina, Leadership Forum in October.

    Dr. Frank Kik taught a course on worship in the Doctor of Ministry program at Ukraine Biblical Seminary in October.

    Rev. Steve Brown spoke at the Evangelical Homiletical Society meeting in October and the Internet Evangelism Coalition in November, both in Orlando.

    Dr. Douglas Falls spoke at a Reformation Conference at Christ's Community Church in Salisbury, Maryland, in October.

    Dr. Ric Cannada spoke in Recife, Brazil, in September.

    Dr. Douglas Kelly lectured at the Presbyterian Historical Society of North Carolina in Aberdeen in September and conducted a conference on prayer at Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in October.

    Dr. Steve Childers was the plenary speaker at the national Japanese Evangelical Mission Association (JEMA) Church Planter's Conference held near Mt. Fuji in Japan in October. Missionaries and Japanese nationals from many evangelical denominations and agencies attended.

MINISTRY CONCERT IN CHARLOTTE

    Wes King, popular Nashville Christian music artist, will give a ministry concert hosted by RTS/Charlotte at Christ Covenant Church January 19. On Saturday, January 20, Wes will join RTS/Orlando professor the Rev. John Frame in a seminar on worship on the RTS/Charlotte campus.

RTS/JACKSON MISSIONS CONFERENCE

    The Reverend John Leonard (RTS' 83) was the keynote speaker at RTS/Jackson's Missions Conference in September. Leonard is currently Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Evangelism at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

JOHN REED MILLER SERIES

    Dr. Geoffrey Thomas delivered the John Reed Miller Lecture Series at RTS/Jackson in November. Thomas is Senior Pastor of Alfred Place Church in Aberystwyth, Wales.

RTS ALUMNUS GAINS APPOINTMENT

    Lalzuala Khiangte (RTS '85) has been appointed Vice President of the Bible Society of India.

WHITE HOUSE RENOVATION

    The White House, original building of the RTS/Jackson campus and seminary landmark, will be renovated to serve as a guest house and reception area.

KIRKENDALL APPOINTED

    David Kirkendall has been appointed Director of Admissions for RTS/Orlando.

VISITING LECTURERS

    Michael Cromartie, Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, taught at RTS/Orlando in the smmer, as did John Woodbridge, Professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Noted author Dr. Iain Murray taught at RTS/Jackson.

MACKENZIE HONORED

    In conjunction with its 125th anniversary, Grove City College recently recognized Dr. Charles MacKenzie as its only living (former) president and for his contribution to the college. MacKenzie is Professor of Philosophy and Advisor to the President at RTS.



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