Winter 1997


Volume 16, Issue 4

Newsbriefs


BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. Reggie Kidd -- signed a contract with Baker Book House to write a book on worship.

Dr. John Currid -- signed a contract with Baker Book House for a volume on archeology.

Derek Thomas -- commentaries on Ezekiel and Isaiah have recently been published in Korean.

Dr. Douglas Kelly -- contributed a chapter to Calvin as Protector of the Purer Religion, Volume 36 in the series Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies edited by W.H. Neuser and B.G. Armstrong. He also has a chapter in The Christian and American Law (Kregel) edited by Wayne House.

MARKOW APPOINTED

Greg Markow, formerly a partner with Peat, Marwick, and Main and currently Chief Financial Officer with ValuePage, has been appointed as Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, a newly established office at RTS.

CONSTRUCTION BEGUN ON ORLANDO CAMPUS

Construction has begun on the new campus in Orlando. Phase One consists of two buildings joined by a tower.

NASH ON FAMILY COUNCIL

Dr. Ronald Nash, Professor of Philosophy and Theology, is a commentator for the Florida Family Council on important issues that impact the family.

TRAVELBRIEFS

Derek Thomas spoke in Ayr, Scotland, at a conference of Reformed churches recently. He also spoke at the Banner of Truth Conference for Ministers in San Diego.

Dr. Roy Taylor taught at the Highland Theological Institute in Scotland this summer.

Dr. Douglas Kelly presented a lecture on the nature of the church at Covenant Seminary for the Schaeffer Lectures. He was the keynote speaker in July at the annual Laity in Action Conference, co-sponsored by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Synod’s Committee on Lay Ministry and the Alliance of Loyal Laity, held at Bonklarken in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Dr. Knox Chamblin taught a seminar at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas, on the topic "Biblical Spirituality in the Book of Mark."

Dr. Ronald Nash was the keynote speaker for the Apologetics Conference at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The theme of the conference was "Contemporary Challenges to a Christian Worldview."

WHITLOCK PRESENTS CHARGE

RTS President Dr. Luder Whitlock presented the charge to the first graduates of the RTS Doctor of Ministry Program in Hong Kong on July 19, 1997. The commencement was held at Kowloon Tong Alliance Church in Kowloon, China.

MILLER LECTURE SERIES

Dr. James Bachman, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, was the featured speaker at the John Reid Miller Lecture Series November 11-13 at RTS/Jackson.

YOUTH MINISTRY DAY HELD

RTS/Jackson hosted a Youth Ministry Day November 17 for area youth pastors and youth workers. Dr. John Musselman, President of the Jackson Institute, was the keynote speaker.

LUTHER-CALVIN TOUR

Dr. Richard Gamble, Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS/Orlando, was the lecturer for a Luther-Calvin tour to Germany and Switzerland in October hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Luder Whitlock.

PIPER SPEAKS

Dr. John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and author of Desiring God and Let the Nations Be Glad, spoke at the RTS/Orlando Fall Missions Conference.

BROWN AT RTS/CHARLOTTE

Dr. Harold O.J. Brown taught a course entitled "The Church and the World in the Twentieth Century" at RTS/Charlotte. Brown is Chair of Christian Ethics and Theology and Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was co-founder of the Christian Action Council and is editor of The Religion and Society Report.

EVANGELISM SEMINAR AT RTS/ORLANDO

Mr. Howard Ball, National Director of ChurchLIFE with Campus Crusade for Christ, presented a seminar entitled "How to Build a Great Commission Vision and Plan for Your Church" in November.

THOMPSON SPEAKS

Dr. Allen Thompson, President of the International Church Planting Center in Atlanta, provided a workshop on church planting at RTS/Orlando in November.

COLSON SPEAKS AT CONVOCATION

RTS/Charlotte combined its fall convocation with the dedication of its campus. Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship was the speaker. Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History, was the keynote speaker for the Jackson campus convocation . Claudio Marra, Editor of Editora Cultura Crista, the official publishing house for the Presbyterian church in Brazil., spoke at RTS/Orlando’s convocation.

ORLANDO TO HOST KOREAN PASTORS

RTS/Orlando will host seventy-five Korean pastors in February as part of the Doctor of Ministry program which is offered in Korea in conjunction with the Chonshin Seminary, Korea’s largest Presbyterian seminary.

HOMEGOING OF WILLIAM STILL

The Reverend William Still of Aberdeen, Scotland, recently went to be with the Lord. At 86, he had pastored Gilcomston South Church of Aberdeen for fifty-two years. The William Still Archives at RTS/Jackson is the repository for Reverend Still’s thousands of cassette tape sermons, books, and other valuable papers.

FERNANDO SPEAKS

Dr. Ajith Fernando, national director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka, spoke at RTS/Jackson’s Fall Missions Conference on the supremacy of Christ.

EXTENSION CLASSES BEGIN

RTS extension classes began in Oxford, Mississippi, September 9 at Christ PCA. Reverend Wayne Herring, pastor of St. Andrews PCA in Germantown, Tennessee, taught an Introduction to Reformed Theology. Extension classes also started in Memphis, Tennessee, at Second Presbyterian Church. Derek Thomas, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS/Jackson, taught Theological Foundations. Two M.Div./M.A. classes began in Atlanta on September 12. Dr. Ronald Nash, Professor of Theology and Philosophy, taught Apologetics. Dr. Paul Gilchrist taught Genesis to Joshua.

DAVIS NAMED MISSIONS DIRECTOR

Ronald Davis (D.Min. ‘95) was elected Director of Missions for the Greenville Southern Baptist Association in Greenville, South Carolina. Davis is pastor of North Side Church in Greenwood, South Carolina.

SEMINARS IN CHARLOTTE

RTS/Charlotte will offer seminars during January for $15.00 per seminar. The fee includes a meal and a gift certificate for the RTS bookstore.

"Preaching and Teaching" - Dr. Ralph Davis January 12

"Approaching God" - Dr. Steve Brown on January 15

"Family-based Youth Ministry" - Rev. Mark Devries on January 19

"Worldviews in Conflict" - Dr. Ronald Nash on January 20

"The Proper Application of Old Testament Law Today" - Dr. Bruce Waltke on January 26

"History of Protestant Spirituality" - Dr. Hughes Old on February 2

For more information call 704-366-5066.

DUNCAN SPEAKS AT RTS

Sam Duncan, the moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America, spoke on the RTS/Jackson campus in October.



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