ORLANDO CHAPEL COMPLETE
The new RTS Orlando chapel was dedicated
October 25 in conjunction with the RTS Board of Trustees meeting
at the Orlando campus. Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old, Princeton
Seminary, spoke at the dedication service. The chapel's Bosendorfer
organ and the Johannes piano were featured throughout the service
attended by more than 500 RTS friends.
BIOTERRORISM & STEM CELL EXPERTISE TAPPED
Young, Vice President of RTS Washington/Baltimore, was
interviewed in July by James Dobson's "Focus on the Family"
radio show on the subject, "Exploring the Ethics of Genetic
Research." Young served as Director of the National Disaster
Medical System before coming to RTS. On August 10, the day after
President Bush announced his decision regarding stem cell research,
Dr. Frank Young was interviewed regarding stem cell research on
CNN's "Burden of Proof".
Young appeared October 5 on a CNN "Special Report" regarding
the latest developments in the war against terrorism. Young testified
before a Congressional Subcommittee on Wednesday, October 10.The
hearing was entitled, "A Review of Federal Bioterrorism Preparedness
Programs from a Public Health Perspective."
Young also was a guest on Fox News channel on October 23; on the
Diane Rehm national radio program October 16; he lectured on "Terrorism:
the Essence of Evil;' at the C.S. Lewis Institute on October 10
and on "Medical Technology in the 21st Century" at the
New Zealand Embassy on October 11.
Dr. Mike Beates preached recent
graduates' ordination and installation services in Atlanta, Georgia;
Deland, Florida; Melbourne, Florida; and Miami, Florida.
Dr. David Jussely
spoke two times at a Presbytery seminar in Brazil in June. Also,
he taught a D.Min. course in Hong Kong for the International Theological
Dr. Frank Kik
taught a class on Worship at the Seminary in Kiev Ukraine, in October.
Dr. Simon Kistemaker
last summer taught at the Sangre de Cristo Seminary in Westcliffe,
Colorado; at the RTS campus in Jackson, Mississippi; and at the
Institute for Christianity and the 21st Century on the campus of
Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Dr. Sam Larsen
taught two plenary sessions on "Partnerships" at the Mississippi
Valley Presbytery conference September 8. He preached for the annual
missions conference at Quarryville, Pennsylvania (PCA), October
Dr. Andrew J.
Peterson presented "Collaboration Centers, the Online
Portfolio, and the Virtual Campus" at Syllabus: Education and
Technology Conference, July 20 - 24, 2001.
Dr. Duncan Rankin
spoke in July at the "2001 Reformation Conference" in
Des Moines, Iowa on "Worship and the Reformed Faith,"
sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church.
new book, Exodus,
vol. 2 of the EP Study Commentary Series, has been published by
Evangelical Press in England
Dr. Allen Curry
and Dr. Doug
Falls had articles recently appear in the Evangelical
Dictionary of Christian Education, edited by Michael
Anthony and published by Baker Books.
Rev. John Frame's
new book, No Other
God: a Response to Open Theism (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R
Publishers, 2001), has been released. Frame's The
Doctrine of God (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2002) is projected
for release next April.
new book on worship, With
Reverence and Awe: Recovering the Basics of Reformed Worship,
co-authored with D. G. Hart, is scheduled for release by P&R
Publishing in February.
Dr. Derek Thomas
was elected in September to chair the Committee on Interchurch Relations
of the PCA General Assembly.
Dr. Mike Beates was elected
in May to serve on the International Board of Directors for Joni
and Friends, the Disability Outreach Ministry of Joni Eareckson