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.


     Dr. Frank 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 Seminary.

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 21.

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.

John Currid's 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.

John Muether's 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 Tada.

Reformed Quarterly, Volume 20, Number 4
© 2001 Reformed Theological Seminary
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