Newsbriefs

HOLY LAND TOUR

Dr. John Currid, Associate Professor of Old Testament and an archaeologist, and Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History, will lead a study tour of Israel in October, 2000. Alumni, pastors, church leaders, and serious Bible students will find this a very worthwhile experience. Participants will live in a kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee and dig at the ancient city of Bethsaida excavation. Sites include Jerusalem, Megiddo, Hazor, and Caesarea. For more information, contact Mark Seeley at 704-366-5066 or email him at mseeley@rts.edu.

YOUNG CHOSEN FOR POST

Dr. Jerry Young (RTS '81) was elected Vice President of the National Baptist Association. Young is pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

SPINK IS
MILLER LECTURER

The Reverend William Spink was the keynote speaker for the John Reed Miller Lecture Series at RTS/Jackson in November. Spink is pastor of the Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee.

BOOKBRIEFS

Dr. Ron Nash's latest book, Life's Ultimate Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy, has been published by Zondervan.

Dr. Mark Futato's first-year Hebrew grammar, Beginning Biblical Hebrew, will be published by Eisenbrauns (Forthcoming, 2000).

Dr. Steve Brown's book, Follow the Wind, was released by Baker in October.

Dr. John Currid's Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible has been published by Baker.

Dr. Scott Coupland co-authored "Ethical Codes, Decision-Making Models, and Christian Faith" in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity (Vol. 18, No.3, Fall, 1999)

APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Scott Coupland has joined the faculty of RTS/Orlando as Assistant Professor of Counseling.
Dr. Scott Coupland
He has nine years of clinical experience in medical and university settings.

TRAVELBRIEFS

Dr. Bruce Waltke taught a course on Proverbs at Associated Colleges and Theological Schools in Langley, British Columbia, in November.

Dr. Frank James presented "The Early Development of Vermigli's Doctrine of Justification" to the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in St. Louis in October.

Dr. Ronald Nash is teaching in the Ph.D. program at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this year in addition to his responsibilities at RTS.

The Reverend Mike Glodo led a seminar on biblical hermeneutics November 13 at Spanish River Presbyterian Church in Boca Raton, Florida. He also attended the Evangelical Homiletics Society annual conference in Garden Grove, California, in October.

Dr. Steve Childers was the featured speaker at the Seventh Annual JEMA (Japan Evangelical Missions Association) Church Planting Conference in Japan in November.

Dr. Roger Nicole presented the article "Tale of Two Marriages" at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting in November.

Dr. Luder Whitlock will speak at the Cathedral Presbyterian Church in Rio de Janeiro in December. He will also be in Sao Paulo to launch the New Geneva Study Bible in Portuguese.

Dr. Richard Pratt spoke at the Veritas Forum in Asheville, North Carolina, in November.

Dr. Sam Larsen taught missions courses in Kiev, Ukraine, in October.

Dr. Andrew Hoffecker taught a world-and-life-view Sunday School study at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, in October.

Dr. Douglas Kelly was the keynote speaker at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of First Presbyterian Church in Dillon, South Carolina, where he was pastor from 1973-1981.

WHITLOCKS TO HOST TOUR

Dr. Luder Whitlock and his wife, Mary Lou, will host a tour of Scotland for friends of RTS May 15-25, 2000. For more information, contact Bob Bailey at 601-923-1655 or email him at bbailey@rts.edu .

SPECIAL JANUARY
COURSES IN ORLANDO

Pastoral Leadership in the 21st Century Church
Leith Anderson
Senior Pastor, Wooddale Church

Preaching the Gospel in a Postmodern World
Dr. Edmund Clowney
Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary

Dr. Timothy Keller
Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

(For more course listings, go to rq.rts.edu/courses/)

BROWN OFFERS COURSE

Dr. Harold O.J. Brown will teach "Heritage of the Reformation II: Melanchthon, Paul Gerhardt, Calvin, and the Reformed" July 24-August 20, 2000, in Wittenberg, Germany. The $2500 cost includes all travel and lodging. Two hours seminary-level credit will be given. Optional courses at no extra charge include Theological German (one graduate credit) and Conversational German (two college credits). Call Dr. Brown at 704-366-5066 or email hbrown@rts.edu.

MUETHER APPOINTMENT

Dr. John Muether has been appointed Acting Historian by the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Muether is Librarian and Associate Professor of Theology and Bible at RTS/Orlando.

DISTANCE MASTER'S DEGREE APPROVED

RTS/Virtual has received approval from the Association of Theological Schools to offer and evaluate a distance master's degree. It will include a church-based mentor, research thesis, and educational portfolio. Call Walt DeHart at 800-227-2013 or email him at distance.education@rts.edu.

RANKIN ON SABBATICAL

Dr. Duncan Rankin will be on sabbatical in Scotland beginning in December. While there he will be
Dr. Duncan Rankin with RTS students
a Visiting Fellow at New College of the University of Edinburgh and Visiting Scholar at the Free Church of Scotland College, also in Edinburgh.

RTS/JACKSON HOSTS CHOIR

In October RTS/Jackson hosted a program of music presented by the thirty-five member Belarus National Christian Choir. The group raised money to plant churches in towns throughout Belarus that do not have an evangelical presence.

CURRID PROMOTED

Dr. John Currid has been promoted to Professor of Old Testament at RTS/Jackson.



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