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Fall 2017 Edition of Ministry & Leadership Released



In this Fall/Winter issue, Chancellor Ligon Duncan addresses why, 500 years later, the Reformation still matters. Dr. J. Nicholas Reid and Dr. Derek Thomas write on the unity of Scripture throughout the Old and New Testament regarding the Reformation. You will also find other exciting articles, news, and events. Enjoy! Digital Version | PDF...

Reformed Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr. and Karen Ellis into the RTS family



Carl Ellis named Senior Fellow of AALI and Provost’s Professor of Theology and Culture Karen Ellis named as inaugural Cannada Fellow for World Christianity RTS is thrilled to announce that Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr. has been named Assistant to the Chancellor, Senior Fellow of the African American Leadership...

RTS hires new Director of Communications



August 25, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan is pleased to announce a new Director of Communications for Reformed Theological Seminary. Mr. Phillip Holmes has been hired to lead in this vitally important area that will encompass institutional branding, print publications, digital marketing and social media. “I have known Phillip since he...

Announcing the African American Leadership Scholarship



RTS is pleased to announce the launch of the African American Leadership Scholarship beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. The African American Leadership Scholarship is a 50% scholarship for African American students who have experience in and a heart for ministry in African American, multiethnic, or urban contexts. It is for RTS students in...

New Professor Openings



Reformed Theological Seminary has recently “declared” the following professorial openings related to RTS Atlanta, RTS Charlotte, and RTS Washington DC. One opening in Old Testament at RTS Atlanta. This opening would be available to be filled immediately. Send CVs to Dr. Richard Belcher, chairman of the search committee...

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson Appointed as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology as of June 1, 2017.  A Chancellor’s Professor in the RTS system is a rank of distinction, for a regular, voting faculty member, who teaches at multiple RTS campuses, thus benefitting a greater...

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas Appointed as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology as of June 1, 2017.  A Chancellor’s Professor in the RTS system is a rank of distinction, for a regular, voting faculty member, who teaches at multiple RTS campuses, thus benefitting...

Dr. Sean Michael Lucas Appointed as Chancellor's Professor of Church History



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sean Michael Lucas as Chancellor's Professor of Church History as of June 1, 2017.  A Chancellor’s Professor in the RTS system is a rank of distinction, for a regular, voting faculty member, who teaches at multiple RTS campuses, thus benefitting a greater number...

Dr. John Currid Appointed Chancellor's Professor of Old Testament



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Currid as Chancellor's Professor of Old Testament, effective June 1, 2018.  The position of chancellor’s faculty is designed to provide for a professor to teach at multiple RTS campuses benefitting a greater number of students.  In the interim, Dr....

Reformed Theological Seminary Faculty & Alumni Present Seminars at 2017 PCA GA



Reformed Theological Seminary will once again be well-represented at the Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly in Greensboro next week. If you are making plans to attend some seminars while you are there, be sure to check these out. We’ll be reminding you of who, when and where via social media, so make sure to...

Spring 2017 Issue of Reformed Faith & Practice Released



The newest issue of Reformed Faith & Practice, the online journal of Reformed Theological Seminary, features the following articles: Biblical Exegesis in Fourth–Century Trinitarian Debates: Context, Contours, and Ressourcement / Michael A. G. Haykin Trinitarian Relations in the Fourth Century / D. Blair Smith What Are...

RTS appoints new Senior Vice President for Development



April 27, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Reformed Theological Seminary Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Mr. Matthew Bryant has accepted the call to serve as the Senior Vice President for Development at RTS. “I am so thankful to have Matthew as a part of our team here at RTS. Matthew is a godly husband and father....

Spring 2017 Ministry & Leadership Just Released



In this newly redesigned issue, read our Chancellor Ligon Duncan addressing why seminaries still matter. Dr. Blair Smith writes how Acts 10 affirms that God’s Word applies to all cultures and nations. We announce a new RTS campus in Dallas, Texas. Many other exciting articles, news and events. Enjoy! Click here to view the digital...

Atlanta Campus Leadership Transition Slated for Summer 2017



March 28, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary are pleased to announce that Dr. Guy M. Richard has accepted the call to serve as the Executive Director of the Atlanta campus starting June 1, 2017. “I am delighted that my good friend Guy Richard has agreed to lead RTS Atlanta into the...

Kevin DeYoung Appointed as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Charlotte



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin DeYoung as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Charlotte, beginning June 1, 2017. Kevin was formerly a Chancellor’s Professor for RTS, but will now be a residential, voting member of the Charlotte faculty, teaching several courses each academic year....

Remembering Dr. Will Norton



Missionary and leader in theological education Hugo Wilbert “Will” Norton died February 20, 2017 at his residence in Go Ye Village, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Norton was Distinguished Professor of Missions, Emeritus at RTS Charlotte and taught at RTS Jackson as well. Born Feb. 14, 1915, he was 102. Norton’s passion to serve led him...

RTS Appoints Dr. Mark Ian McDowell as Executive Director at RTS Dallas



Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Reformed Theological Seminary Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Ian McDowell has accepted the call to serve as the Executive Director at our newest campus in Dallas, Texas. “Mark is a capable theologian with a pastor's heart for the church. He is passionately committed to theological...

Hughes Scholarship Applications Due March 15 | April 15



Reformed Theological Seminary has launched a new financial aid application, and we are now accepting applications for the Hughes Scholarship. The Hughes Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for new students who are beginning Master of Divinity Studies at RTS in the Summer or Fall. It includes a $3,000 book stipend. There are a limited...

Dr. Scott R. Swain Appointed President of RTS Orlando



(ORLANDO, Fla.)-January 9, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees Reformed Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott R. Swain as the fifth president of the Orlando campus. “I am thrilled that Dr. Scott Swain has agreed to become the President of RTS Orlando,” Duncan said....

Two Professor Openings



Reformed Theological Seminary has recently “declared” two professorial openings related to RTS Dallas and RTS Houston. One opening is in New Testament and one in Old Testament. Most likely one professor would live in Dallas and one in Houston; however, both professors would teach at both campuses. Send CVs to Dr. Guy Waters, chairman...

Theology of Worship with Dr. Ligon Duncan



RTS Global Education is pleased to announce that Theology of Worship (PT526) will be available as online course starting November 7th. Students or auditors may register on that date by contacting your campus registrar.  This all video course is taught by Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO of RTS, and explores the History, Practice, and...

Announcing the Hughes Scholarship



RTS is pleased to announce the launch of the Hughes Scholarship as a part of the Hughes Initiative for Pastoral Excellence. For Summer and Fall 2017, RTS will begin the process of awarding more than 30 Hughes Scholarships to incoming residential students in the Master of Divinity program. These scholarships will be available at the campuses that...

Join Us for Our 50th Anniversary Celebration



On October 6-7, in Jackson, Mississippi, we will be celebrating 50 years of the Lord’s faithfulness to Reformed Theological Seminary.  We invite you to join us. In the fall of 1966, RTS opened our doors with 14 students.  Today RTS serves 1,500 students with campuses in 8 cities around the United States and through our Global...

RTS Orlando President Dr. Donald W. Sweeting called to be the new President of CCU



The Reverend Dr. Donald W. Sweeting, President and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando (rts.edu) has been elected the new President of Colorado Christian University (ccu.edu). Dr. Sweeting has served at RTS Orlando since 2010, and will succeed William L. ("Bill") Armstrong, former U.S. Senator...

The Gospel Promised and The Gospel Realized



Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of RTS, we present our faculty's two-volume set on a Biblical Theological Introduction to the Old Testament and New Testament. This gospel-centered two-volume set titled: The Gospel Promised, edited by Dr. Miles Van Pelt, and The Gospel Realized, edited by Dr. Michael J. Kruger, published by Crossway,...

RTS 50 Year History Released



The 50 history of RTS, “A Mind for Truth. A Heart for God; The Fifty Years of Reformed Theological Seminary” , by John Muether, edited by Ric Cannada, has been released. Pictured is Professor of Church History John Muether holding the first book from the boxes of books delivered today. The book should be available for purchase...

Inaugural issue of Reformed Faith & Practice



We're pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Reformed Faith & Practice: The Journal of Reformed Theological Seminary. http://journal.rts.edu/ Edited by members of the RTS faculty, the journal seeks to further the mission of the Seminary, which is to "serve the church by preparing its leaders through a program of theological education...

RTS Announces Search for Executive Director of Development



Invites Applications and Nominations for the Executive Director of Development Reformed Theological Seminary, an accredited, independent, reformed and evangelical institution, seeks an experienced administrator and fundraiser to serve as the Executive Director of Development. This person should be highly organized and relational in order to...

In Appreciation for Dr. Douglas Kelly



With deep appreciation for his labors in training ministers of the gospel, for his many years of faithful teaching and preaching, and for his invaluable commitments to the advancement of Reformed theology in the world today, Reformed Theological Seminary is thankful for the ministry of Dr. Douglas Kelly as he retires from his position as the...

Frank Horton, one of the original founders of RTS, goes home to be with the Lord



A SERVICE OF PRAISE TO GOD for the life of Frank Collins Horton July 13, 1917 - May 4, 2016 In the providence of God, Frank Collins Horton entered the presence of his Savior at home on May 4th, 2016. Born July 13, 1917 to Elizabeth Collins Horton and Samuel Hurd Horton of Grenada, MS, he attended Millsaps College and the University of...

New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS



New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS (Orlando, Fla.) – April 28, 2016 - Reformed Theological Seminary now offers two new emphases in the Doctor of Ministry program: Reformed Theology and Ministry, and Reformed Expository Preaching. The RTS Doctor of Ministry degree is a 30-credit postgraduate degree that...

Rev. D. Blair Smith Appointed Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at RTSC



Charlotte, NC Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. D. Blair Smith as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Charlotte beginning June 1, 2016.  Blair earned a B.S. in Marketing Management and Social Studies from Bob Jones University, and a M.Div. from RTS Charlotte. He earned his Th.M. in...

Dr. James Newheiser, Jr. Appointed Director of Christian Counseling Program RTS Charlotte



James (Jim) Newheiser, Jr. Appointed Director of the Christian Counseling Program and Associate Professor of Christian Counseling and Practical Theology at RTS Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) – March 15, 2016 Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James (Jim) Newheiser, Jr., as Director of the Christian...

NYC Open House - March 17, 2016



There will be a second Open House in New York City for RTS NYC and the Redeemer City Ministry program on Thursday evening, March 17, 2016. If you or someone you know is interested in formal theological training for urban ministry, please consider attending. To RSVP and get more information, click here. Schedule: 6:15 - 7:00pm - Open House...

2016 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series - March 1 & 2



We are privileged to welcome Dr. Diane Langberg to deliver the 2016 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series (KALS) at RTS Orlando. As adjunct professor at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and author of numerous books, Dr. Langberg has devoted 35 years as a practicing psychologist to working with clergy and trauma survivors. The...

Campus Preview Days at RTS Jackson, Orlando and Charlotte



Come experience RTS  first hand! Join us to sit in on a class, take a campus tour, meet students and professors, and learn more about our various degree programs. RTS Jackson - February 15th            RSVP to admissions.jackson@rts.edu RTS Orlando - February...

New Center for Church Planting at RTS Charlotte



Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC is pleased to announce that it will launch The Center for Church Planting (CCP) in fall, 2016.  The purpose of the CCP is to become a national and international resource for the planting of Reformed churches committed to the authority of Scripture, the centrality of preaching, and the great...

“Encouraging the Ministry of Women in the Local Church”



RTS Charlotte will host a Faculty forum on Encouraging the Ministry of Women in the Local Church" on February 9th, 2016, RTSC Dining Room at 12 Noon. Presenting are Dr. Mike Kruger, President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity with guest speaker Melissa Kruger, author, mother, and Gospel Coalition...

Trustee of RTS Goes Home To Be With The Lord



Granville O. Dutton 1924-2016 Granville O. Dutton of Dallas, TX went home to be with the Lord on January 3, 2016.  Granville lived 91 years and led a remarkable life.  With degrees in Military Science, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Law he was a learned man. Granville loved the Lord and was one of our founding...

The Winter Issue of the Ministry & Leadership Magazine Has Arrived



In this issue, read about our New York City campus and meet one of the students. Read articles from our Chancellor Dr. Ligon Duncan and Orlando Campus President Don Sweeting and read an interview with Sam Allberry concerning same sex attraction. Click here to view the digital version. Click here to view the pdf of the printed version....

RTS Trustee Don Breazeale goes home to be with the Lord



Donald Glenn Breazeale, Sr. of Jackson died at home on November 12, 2015. He went to be with the Lord after battling cancer for a season. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Missye Rhee; and by his parents, Pearl and Forest Breazeale. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Ann; his children: Glenn Breazeale (Carter) of Lookout Mountain,...

New Video each week "Wisdom Wednesdays"



Wisdom Wednesday is a weekly series of videos where relevant matters of the Christian faith are addressed with truth, candor, and grace. This week, Dr. J. Ligon Duncan speaks on "Why should I get an MDiv degree?"  Watch the video by clicking here. Check back each week on Wednesday for a new Wisdom Wednesday video from Reformed Theological...

The Five Distinctives of RTS



In a short video Dr. Ligon Duncan explains the five distinctives of Reformed Theological Seminary and why they are important. They are Biblical Fidelity, Reformed Theology, Confessional Integrity, Evangelical Identity, and Winsome Community. You may watch the video by clicking...

Kevin DeYoung Appointed Chancellor's Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin DeYoung as chancellor's professor of systematic and historical theology as of January 1, 2016.  Kevin will teach at RTS while he continues as senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing Michigan where he has been since 2004. The position of...

Dr. Currid's New Commentary



Leading Old Testament scholar John Currid brings a fresh approach to a book that seems to draw a lot of comment of the wrong kind.  In his Introduction he says: There is no book in the Old Testament that is as maligned and criticized as the book of Ecclesiastes. People point to the teachings of vanity, scepticism, and fatalism that they see...

 

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