Wingard Accepts Practical Theology Position
December 17, 2013
Dr. Charlie Wingard has been elected as a regular faculty member at Reformed Theological Seminary's Jackson campus. He will begin as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology on January 1, 2014.
Wingard's dad, a Presbyterian minister, worked in orphanages in Arkansas and Missouri and adopted him into their home in 1958. Wingard recalls,...
Lucas Joins Faculty at RTS Jackson
December 12, 2013
Dr. Sean Michael Lucas, while continuing his role as senior pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. (since 2009), has been elected as a regular faculty member at Reformed Theological Seminary's Jackson campus. He will begin as Associate Professor of Church History on January 1, 2014.
Born in Stratford, NJ,...
Carl Ellis to Teach Cultural & Historical Realities for Contextualized Ministry, Jan 22-24
November 1, 2013
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. will be teaching Cultural and Historical Realities for Contextualized Ministry in a three-day intensive format during our Winter Term, January 22-24.
Designed to help prepare those who will be doing ministry in African American, multiethnic, or urban contexts, this class will...
McKelvey Appointed to Teach Old Testament
October 15, 2013
Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael G. McKelvey as assistant professor of Old Testament at RTS Jackson. He will begin on January 1, 2014.
McKelvey is the pastor of Crosspoint Church of Asheville, NC, and previously pastored in Pennsylvania. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in Theology...
Justin Taylor Interviews Ligon Duncan for The Gospel Coalition
August 20, 2013
Justin Taylor, in his blog Between Two Worlds hosted by The Gospel Coalition, posted "An Interview with Ligon Duncan." The interview was posted just two days after Dr. Duncan's appointment as Reformed Theological Seminary's Chancellor was announced.
In the interview, Ligon discusses his 24 year relationship with RTS, his decision to...
Ligon Duncan Appointed RTS Chancellor
August 18, 2013
(JACKSON, MS) - August 18, 2013 - The RTS Board of Trustees has elected Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, as chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Duncan is currently the John E. Richards professor of systematic and historical theology at RTS in Jackson, Miss., and the senior minister of historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), where he...
SIBL Concludes for Summer 2013
August 16, 2013
RTS Jackson's Summer Institute for Biblical Languages came to a close on Friday, August 16, as the Summer Term came to an end. For eight intensive weeks, Dr. Miles Van Pelt taught 43 students in Hebrew and 4 students in Aramaic while Dr. Ben Gladd had 17 students in Greek. This year's edition of SIBL boasted a unique blend of students...
Kevin DeYoung to Give JRM Lectures on Preaching, Oct 22-23
August 14, 2013
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Kevin DeYoung will deliver the John Reed Miller Lectures on Preaching this fall. The lecture series will span two days, October 22-23.
Kevin DeYoung serves as the Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, and is a regular blogger and speaker for The Gospel...
Jerry Marcellino to Speak at World Missional Conference
August 1, 2013
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Rev. Jerry Marcellino will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 World Missional Conference on September 10-11.
Tuesday, September 10
12:10-12:55pm Free Pizza Christ’s Reception of All Nations (Psalm 2)
Wednesday, September 11
11:00-11:55am Chapel Christ’s Reign Over All...
Fall Book Giveaway: The Men who Wrote the Books
July 29, 2013
In order to spread the word about some of the men who are teaching at RTS Jackson this fall, we are pleased to announce our Fall Book Giveaway through Facebook. The collection to be given away in the Fall Book Giveaway includes notable books by our guests and some new releases from our regular faculty. The collection will be given away...
New Book Co-Edited by Ben Gladd
July 19, 2013
Dr. Ben Gladd, Assistant Professor of New Testament, has co-edited with Daniel M. Gurtner a collection of essays in honor of G.K. Beale entitled, From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis. Essays in Honor of (Peabody: Hendrickson, Fall 2013).
He also contributed the essay, "Dare to Be a Daniel: An Exploration of...
New Book by Guy Waters
July 19, 2013
Dr. Guy Waters wrote What is the Bible? (P&R, due August 2013), which is part of the Basics of the Faith series. In this book, Waters defines important terms—“revelation,” “inspiration,” and “inerrancy”—clearing away misconceptions, equipping us to understand and answer leading objections to the...
Bryan Chapell to Teach Communications I
July 15, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bryan Chapell will teach Communications I at RTS Jackson this fall. The course will meet on November 4-5 and December 2-3.
Dr. Bryan Chapell currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. He has taught preaching for years at Covenant Seminary where he also...
Duncan, Thomas, and Lucas: Pastor-Scholars in Our Classrooms
July 15, 2013
Dr. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, Dr. Derek Thomas, Minister of Preaching and Teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, and Dr. Sean Lucas, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, MS, teach Historical and Systematic Theology from a pastor’s perspective. Their...
Van Pelt Contributes to ESV Gospel Transformation Bible
July 12, 2013
Dr. Miles Van Pelt, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and Academic Dean at RTS Jackson, contributed the study notes for Kings and Chronicles to the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. The ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible, published by Crossway and to be released on September 30, 2013, seeks to demonstrate the unity of...
Ligon Duncan to Speak Three Times at PCA General Assembly, June 17-21
May 24, 2013
Reformed Theological Seminary announces three speaking engagements by Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, at the Presbyterian Church in America's General Assembly to be held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC, June 17-21, 2013. Duncan is the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS/Jackson.
RTS Jackson Holds Forty-Sixth Commencement
May 18, 2013
On Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 10:00am, Reformed Theological Seminary's forty-sixth Commencement was held at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. Dr. Sean Lucas, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg and Guest Lecturer at RTS Jackson, gave the Commencement Address entitled Measuring God's Glory from Romans 11:33-36....
Reeder and Shurden Speak at the Spiritual Life Conference, Feb 27-28
February 25, 2013
RTS Jackson welcomed Nate Shurden and Harry Reeder to Grace Chapel and Patterson's Porch to encourage and challenge students in this year's Spiritual Life Conference, February 27-28. Both RTS graduates, Reeder and Shurden spoke about "Leading from the Heart," sharing their experience of life in ministry. To listen to the...
Promoting Racial Diversity and Biblical Truth--Two RTS Students Launch the Reformed African American Network
February 19, 2013
Anyone who desires to see biblical truth promoted among racially diverse peoples has reason to be excited about the Reformed African American Network (RAAN).
Christ commanded His disciples to take the Good News of His salvation to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). To the extent Reformed theology...
Dr. Gaffin to Speak at the 2013 Biblical Theology Conference
February 6, 2013
The 2013 Biblical Theology Conference, March 26-27, will feature Dr. Richard B. Gaffin Jr.,
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Gaffin will speak on "Biblical Theology and Current Issues in Reformed Theology." Below is the schedule for the conference.
RTS Jackson Hosts 2013 Deep South Founder’s Conference
January 30, 2013
On January 17-19 RTS Jackson welcomed the sixth annual Deep South Founder’s Conference to campus featuring Dr. Sam Waldron, who addressed the topic of covenant theology. The audio for the conference is available on their website here.
On January 17 there was a preconference debate also on the topic of covenant theology between Dr....
Summer Institute for Biblical Languages Offers Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic for Summer 2013
January 25, 2013
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce the schedule for the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages in 2013. Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek will be offered in an intensive, immersion environment from June 24 to August 16, 2013. Affordable seminary housing is available, and last year a variety of visiting students came from all over the country...
RTS Hosts Conference on China’s Reforming Churches
January 25, 2013
Reformed Theological Seminary’s conference on China’s Reforming Churches convened January 2-4, 2013, at Wallace Presbyterian Church in College Park, Maryland. The conference was organized by Bruce Baugus, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at RTS Jackson, and David Holmlund, Pastor of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, an...
Redeemer to Host Reddit Andrews Spring 2013 Class, A Biblical Theology of the City
January 7, 2013
This Spring semester, Reddit Andrews will teach A Biblical Theology of the City at Redeemer Church on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm.
Discussing the importance of cities, Harvey Conn writes, "Cities - the anvil of civilization, the center of power, the metaphor for society itself- have been with us for thousands of years. Here converge piety...
Ligon Duncan Writes Short Article on Sanctification
December 10, 2012
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, has recently contributed a short article to the RTS quarterly magazine, Ministry and Leadership, entitled "The Joy of Sanctification." The article aims to explore the tension felt by believers between trusting the totally efficient grace of Christ...
Author of Book About RTS Founder to Hold Book Signing in Jackson
November 13, 2012
Looking for a meaningful Christmas present? You can’t do better than a copy of How Big is Your God? The Spiritual Legacy of Sam Patterson, Evangelist. Meet the author Rebecca Hobbs, and get a signed copy at Lemeuria Bookstore in Jackson, on December 10, from 3:00-6:00p.m.
Incredibly well-researched and written, the volume...
The African American Leadership Initiative Hosts AALDR
September 21, 2012
The African American Leadership Initiative at RTS Jackson partnered with Mission to North America and Redeemer Church, Jackson, to host the African American Leadership Development and Recruitment weekend in Jackson over Labor Day weekend 2012 (August 31 – September 2) right after Hurricane Isaac. With more than 80 in attendance from...
Fall Semester Underway
September 5, 2012
Our fall semester is officially underway here at RTS Jackson.
At Orientation on Tuesday, August 21, we welcomed a diverse group of new students to join our community, including those who began the MDIV program this summer with Summer Hebrew in the Summer Institute of Biblical Languages. Nationally, these students were from AL,...
Dr. Chinchen to Speak at RTS Jackson Annual Missions Conference
August 13, 2012
RTS Jackson is pleased to host our annual Missions Conference on September 11-12. This year, the keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Jack Chinchen, Founder and Chairman of the Board of African Bible Colleges and former missionary to Africa. Below is the schedule for the conference:
Tuesday, September 11
12:00pm - 1:00pm Pizza Lunch with Dr....
Summer Institute for Biblical Languages in Full Swing
July 24, 2012
The Summer Institute for Biblical Languages (SIBL) is in full swing, and students are sailing through the three language classes!
Out of the 60 total students in SIBL, 35 are taking Hebrew, 14 are taking Greek, and 11 are taking Latin.
Students have enjoyed the fellowship opportunities available through SIBL, such as daily community lunch...
New "Foundations of the Faith" Class to be Offered at Redeemer Church
July 19, 2012
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce the addition of the "Foundations of the Faith" course to our Fall 2012 schedule. The course will be taught by Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Rev. Reddit Andrews, at Redeemer Church in Jackson.
If you’ve ever wanted a chance to grow in your knowledge and understanding of who God is and what...
RTS Jackson to Host MFTC Conference on Christian Counseling in September
June 18, 2012
This fall, RTS Jackson will host the 2012 MFT Conference on Christian Counseling, held at the RTS Jackson campus. The conference will take place on Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7. Dr. Jim Hurley and Dr. Bill Richardson, RTS Jackson resident faculty, will be presenting, along with guest presenter Dr. Mark Laaser.
RTS Jackson Commencement Address Available Online
June 1, 2012
The commencement address from graduation on May 19, 2012 is now available online. Dr. Ric Cannada, now former chancellor for RTS, preached an address titled "Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints," from a passage that he discussed with the late Dr. Knox Chamblin.
The address is available online at the link below,...
RTS Jackson Graduates for 2012
May 28, 2012
On Saturday, May 19, forty-eight students graduated from RTS Jackson. The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS as friends and family looked on. Proud spouses, children, and parents were recognized for their loving support after getting to watch their graduate receive their diploma and/or hood. Attendees were also able to...
RTS Jackson Faculty and Graduates Speak at Twin Lakes Fellowship
April 30, 2012
Every year, Ligon Duncan convenes the Twin Lakes Fellowship, a retreat for pastors and ruling elders at Twin Lakes Conference Center outside of Jackson, Miss., which is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church Jackson. This year Twin Lakes Fellowship was held from April 17 – 19. The conference features sound, biblical teaching and...
Ligon Duncan Speaks at Together for the Gospel
April 23, 2012
On Tuesday, April 10th, Ligon Duncan, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church and faculty at RTS Jackson, spoke at the Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville, KY. His keynote session was entitled “The Underestimated God: God’s ruthless, compassionate grace in the pursuit of his own glory and his ministers’...
Dr. Timmer Presents Recent Scholarship at Two Conferences
March 6, 2012
Dr. Dan Timmer, Associate Professor of Old Testament, recently traveled twice to share his scholarly efforts. On February 24-26 Dr. Timmer attended the Lilly Theological Research Grants conference to present updates on his Lilly Grant research. Recipients of the grant also receive mentoring and advice from senior scholars for the continuation of...
RTS Jackson Faculty Contributes to New Book, "The Gospel as Center"
February 27, 2012
RTS Jackson is happy to acknowledge the contributions of two of our residential faculty to the new book, "Gospel As center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices," which was published Feb 7. Reddit Andrews, newly appointed Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, and Ligon Duncan, newly appointed Professor of Systematic and...
RTS Jackson Partners with Ekklesia School of Theology and Ministry
February 13, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the RTS Jackson Library inaugurated a remarkable partnership between RTS Jackson and the Ekklesia School of Theology and Ministry.
Ekklesia, a ministry of New Horizon Church International, is committed to the spiritual formation and equipping of church and ministry leaders, future...
Dr. Hoffecker Gives Interview about New Book, Charles Hodge: Pride of Princeton
February 13, 2012
Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Professor of Church History Emeritus, gave an interview for the Reformed Forum about his new book, Charles Hodge: Pride of Princeton. Dr. Hoffecker's book is a biography of the famed Princeton scholar; it is, in many ways, Hoffecker’s magnum opus, a culmination of Hoffecker’s passion for the orthodoxy and...
The Passing of a Beloved Professor (1936-2012)
February 9, 2012
With sadness in our hearts, but with great praise and thanks to God for his life and ministry in our lives, we want to inform you that Dr. J. Knox Chamblin, 76, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, from leukemia, and entered into the presence of our Lord. Chamblin leaves behind his wife Ginger, daughters Beverly and Claire and extended...
Reddit Andrews Appointed Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at RTS Jackson
January 30, 2012
The Rev. Reddit Andrews, senior pastor of Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, Calif., has been appointed to the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss., as assistant professor of practical theology by the RTS Board of Trustees.
Prior to serving at Soaring Oaks, Rev. Andrews served as assistant pastor at First...
Ligon Duncan Elected to Regular Faculty of RTS Jackson while Continuing the Pastorate
January 12, 2012
While continuing his role as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III has been elected as a regular member of the faculty at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson beginning January 1, 2012. Previously an adjunct member of the faculty, this appointment as the John E. Richards...
Carson to Speak at the 2012 Biblical Theology Conference
January 10, 2012
The 2012 Biblical Theology Conference is set for March 5-6, and will feature Dr. D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield), who will speak on the Son of God in biblical-theological perspective. Below is the schedule for the conference.
Monday, March 5
11:00am - 12:00pm "Son...
Dave Harvey to Speak at Spiritual Life Conference
January 9, 2012
Dave Harvey, acting president of Sovereign Grace Ministries, will be speaking at RTS Jackson for the Spiritual Life Conference, held Feb 22-23. The Conference schedule is listed below.
Dave Harvey is responsible for church care, church planting, and international expansion for Sovereign Grace Ministries. He has served as a member of the...