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ORLANDO CAMPUS DEDICATED

The dedication of the new RTS/Orlando campus will be held January 26, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. on the new campus at 1231 Reformation Drive in Oviedo, Florida. Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, is the keynote speaker. He and Dr. Frank Young, Executive Director of the RTS/Washington Metro Extension and former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will conduct a seminar on medicine and the problem of evil that afternoon.

NASH SPEAKS "DOWN UNDER"

Dr. Ronald Nash lectured in New Zealand during October under the auspices of Stimulus Magazine. He is the first American scholar to be awarded this honor. Among other places, he spoke at the Universities of Victoria and Otago and in the cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

MACKENZIE RECEIVES AWARD

Dr. Charles MacKenzie received the prestigious Alexis de Tocqueville Award in November for his contribution to freedom in education.

LARSEN EARNS DEGREE

Dr. Samuel Larsen, Associate Professor of Missions at RTS, recently received his Ph.D. degree from Trinity International University.

SABBATICALS

Dr. John Currid has been granted a sabbatical beginning in January to complete a commentary on Exodus.

Dr. Douglas Kelly is on sabbatical in Scotland writing a volume on the Trinity for the dogmatics series he is editing.

TH.M DEGREE IN REFORMATION STUDIES

RTS/Orlando now offers the Th.M. degree in Reformation Studies in a modular, non-resident format. Students are required to attend eight one-week seminars over a two-year period. All other course work is completed through the Internet. For more information, contact Orlando Admissions at 1-800-752-4382.

JANUARY SEMINARS IN CHARLOTTE

RTS/Charlotte will host three seminars at a cost of $15, including lunch and an RTS Bookstore gift certificate.

GLASER TO TEACH

Mitch Glaser, President of Chosen People Ministries, will teach a course at RTS/Charlotte January 11-15 entitled "Missions and Evangelism to the Jewish People."

TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. John Currid taught Hebrew at Ukraine Biblical Seminary this past summer and will return next year. Also, he will be the principal speaker at the Carey Ministers Conference in England in January.

Drs. Derek Thomas and Elias Medeiros taught in Brazil this summer. Thomas also spoke at the Pensacola Institute.

Dr. Duncan Rankin taught in Peru in July.

Dr. John McIntosh lectured in Japan and Korea this summer.

Dr. Allen Curry taught in Korea and participated in the Association of Theological Schools’ accrediting visit to examine RTS’s D.Min. program in Seoul.

Dr. Al Mawhinney will teach a course on the Gospels at Ward Presbyterian Church in Michigan in the spring.

In November, Dr. Frank Young spoke on "Bio-Terrorism and the Root of Good and Evil" at the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., to which a number of Nobel Prize laureates belong. In January he will speak on "Bio-Terrorism and Bio-Warfare" to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest scientific society in the world. In April, he will address the American Physiological Society on terrorism. Also in the spring he will return to Harvard to lecture on biomedical ethics.

Dr. Frank James has been invited to speak at the University of Zurich in July.

Dr. Luder Whitlock was the principal speaker for a pastors’ conference in Korea on spirituality and leadership.

Adjunct Professor Dr. Robert Norris taught at the Ukraine Biblical Seminary in October.

In October, Dr. Steve Childers was the principal speaker at the annual Japanese Evangelical Missionary Association meeting, the largest missions gathering in Japan.

BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. Duncan Rankin has signed a contract with Christian Focus Publications to write a book on Scottish theologians.

Dr. Frank James’ book Peter Martyr Vermigli and Predestination: The Augustinian Inheritance of an Italian Reformer was published in October by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Richard Pratt’s 1 and 2 Chronicles: A Mentor Commentary was published this fall by Christian Focus Publications.

Dr. Bruce Waltke’s Knowing the Will of God for the Decisions of Life has just been published by Harvest House.

YOUNG’S BOOK NOMINATED FOR AWARD

Dr. Frank Young’s book Genetic Ethics: Do the Ends Justify the Genes? has been nominated for the Outstanding Books in Theology and Natural Sciences Award given by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Only three works are selected each year.

PASTORS’ DAY AT RTS/CHARLOTTE

Dr. Harold O.J. Brown led a Pastors’ Day November 9 at RTS/Charlotte, speaking on several contemporary ethical issues. Brown is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at RTS.

ORLANDO SPECIAL JANUARY COURSES

  • Dr. Rick Lints
    The Roots of Radical Religion
    January 11-15
  • Dr. Donald Carson
    The Gospel of John
    January 18-22

WHITE AT RTS/CHARLOTTE

Roger White, Ed.D., Professor of Educational Technology at Azusa Pacific University, is completing his sabbatical year at the RTS Course Development Center working on using the Internet for instruction from the RTS Virtual Campus.

ETS MEETS IN ORLANDO

The Evangelical Theological Society met in Orlando November 19-21. Several RTS professors took part in the programs. Dr. Roger Nicole addressed a plenary session; Drs. Enoch Wan and Richard Pratt gave presentations on Evangelical Research Methodology and sat on a panel on the subject; Dr. Harold O.J. Brown presented a lecture entitled "Where the Church Must Take a Stand;" Dr. John McIntosh gave an address entitled "How Did They Know the Spirit Approved?" and Dr. Luder Whitlock moderated a panel discussion.

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER BEGUN

In September, the RTS Virtual Campus established the Customer Service Center to produce, assemble, and distribute materials with consistent quality control for Distance Education courses.

SURVIVAL CLASS OFFERED

Kent and Barbara Hughes will teach a special D.Min. class entitled "Personal Survival Tactics for Leaders and Spouses" at RTS/Orlando January 25-29.



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