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Rev. Kevin Twit: Guest for Chapel and President’s Forum

      On October 29, 2014 Rev. Twit will be our guest, leading worship and speaking to us in chapel, and then sitting down with President Don Sweeting for a conversation at our October President’s Forum on The New Hymns Movement and Indelible...

The Current Read with Dr. George M. Marsden

Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando has selected The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief by Dr. George M. Marsden for the 2014 Current Read program. We invite all in the Orlando area to join with our students, staff, and faculty as we read and discuss this important book and as we welcome Dr....

New Testament Faculty Position Opening at RTSO

The RTS Board of Trustees and Dr. Don Sweeting, President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL, are pleased to announce the opening of a faculty position in the area of New Testament, to be filled as early as June 1, 2015. In addition to assuming normal faculty responsibilities, this person will be responsible for teaching both core...

The Pastoral Debt Crisis

Frequently Asked Questions Why is seminary debt such a big problem? Seminary debt is a problem because “the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). It’s all too easy for men and women who are called to serve the Lord to become trapped in educational debt, unable to follow their calling. Many missions agencies...

Register for Winter Classes

Registration for Winter courses opens November 1.                     Introduction to...

Michael Allen to Join RTSO Faculty

      The Reformed Theological Seminary Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. R. Michael Allen to the faculty of the Orlando campus. ...

2014 Fall Kick Off

On Monday, August 25th, the Student Life Office will host the annual Fall Kick Off from 8:30–3:30 to welcome all new and returning students. New student registration begins at 8:00 followed by a campus-wide Concert of Prayer. Kelly Kapic, RTSO alumni and Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College will be our keynote speaker. In...

Justin Holcomb to Teach Theology and Counseling Course

Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando is pleased to announce that The Rev. Canon Dr. Justin S. Holcomb will be teaching a Systematic Theology Survey for Counseling course in the upcoming Fall term.    More about Dr. Holcomb ...

Introduction to Pastoral & Theological Studies with Dr. Ligon Duncan

We are excited to announce that RTS Chancellor Dr. Ligon Duncan will teach Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies this fall. Introduction to Pastoral & Theological Studies (ST 502)       Course Description: This course is the RTS introduction to theology and...

Register Now for Summer Classes

Registration for summer courses is now open.                     ...

New Addition to the Orlando Campus Complete

RTS(Orlando) – May 6, 2014 – Faculty, Staff, and Students gathered together in April to dedicate a new addition to RTS-Orlando’s campus: The Boyd Family Boardwalk. Named in honor of Frank and Elta Boyd, longtime supporters of RTS, the Boardwalk encompasses three gazebos connected by walkways and a small canoe launch, all...

Dr. Jim Belcher to Join President's Forum on April 23rd: "On Deep Faith and Deep Church"

The President’s Forum On Deep Faith and Deep Church April 23, 2014 12 Noon Dr. Jim Belcher     Associate Professor of Practical Theology Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, FL President-Elect Providence Christian College, Pasadena, CA    Jim Belcher is a long-time friend of RTS. He has written two...

The 2014 Spurgeon Lecture presented by Dr. Al Mohler is Now Available

The 2014 Spurgeon Lecture is now available here.  The 2014 Spurgeon Lecture "God's Lion in London: Charles Spurgeon and the Challenge of the Modern Age" was presented by Dr. Al Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky on March 10,...

Dr. Derek Thomas to teach Puritans class at RTS Orlando in March

The Puritans with Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas MARCH 24-28 (Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm daily)  "This course provides the opportunity to study the history, theology, and piety of the Puritans with one of today’s leading Reformed pastors and theologians.” - Dr. Scott Swain, RTS Orlando Academic Dean CLASS DESCRIPTION: An...

Spring 2014 Preview Days are almost here!

This year, Preview Day will be Tuesday, March 11th. Preview Days are a chance to see the campus, hear about life as a student, meet current Faculty and students as well as attend a class.  This year we are combining our Preview Day with our Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies’ Spurgeon Lecture.  Dr. Albert Mohler, President...

Dr. John Frame to Join President's Forum on February 26th: "Systematic Theology: A Lifetime Achievement"

RTS Orlando invites all students, faculty, staff and the Orlando community to this unique discussion in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP for the $5 Jason’s Deli lunch by contacting Kim Sutter at ksutter@rts.edu. February 26 at 12n Dr. John Frame Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy RTS Orlando Orlando,...

RTS at T4G Conference April 8 - 10, 2014 in Louisville, KY

2014 T4G Conference “Unashamed: Considering the Task of Evangelism” RTS is excited to be one of the exhibitors at T4G, Together for the Gospel, April 8-10, 2014 in Louisville, KY.  We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student.  Visit our booth to register for an iPad Mini!  At RTS...

RTS at Liberate Conference February 20-23, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

RTS is excited to be one of the exhibitors at the Liberate Conference February 20-23, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student. Visit our booth to register for a book drawing!  At RTS we have a #mind4truth and a #heart4God.    Whoever said life is a...

RTS at Linger Conference February 14-15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas

RTS is excited to be one of the few hand-selected exhibitors at the Linger Conference February 14-15, 2014 in Dallas, TX. We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student. Visit our booth to register for a book drawing!  At RTS we have a #mind4truth and a #heart4God.   The vision and purpose of the...

RTS hosting Faculty Panel Discussion at Cross Conference Dec. 29, "Developing a Heart for Missions"

Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is excited to be part of the Cross Conference and affirms with the Cross Leadership that, “World missions is the glorious gospel enterprise of going like Christ into another cultural world to rescue people from eternal suffering, and renovate their broken lives, that they might render to God the...

RTS at Desiring God Pastor's Conference February 3-5, 2014

RTS is excited to be one of the exhibitors at the Desiring God Pastor’s Conference February 3-5, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student. Visit our booth to register for a book drawing! At RTS we have a #mind4truth and a #heart4God! Click here to read, "The...

Global Church Advancement Winter Conference coming to Orlando, January 27-31, 2014

Join with church leaders from networks and denominations across the country and overseas—for 2-5 days of inspiration, networking, encouragement, and training at the GCA conference being held this year at the beautiful Canterbury Retreat Center. Canterbury is located on 48 acres surrounding serene Lake Gem in the greater Orlando area...

Zac Hicks to join The President's Forum Oct. 23: "The Worship Pastor: A New (Old) Approach for Worship Leaders"

RTS Orlando invites all students, faculty, staff and the greater-Orlando community to this unique discussion in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP for lunch (nominal fee) by contacting Kim Sutter at ksutter@rts.edu. October 23, 12n Rev. Zac Hicks Pastor of Worship Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Fort Lauderdale, FL Worship leaders have...

GRAND OPENING of BrightLight Books @RTS! November 14 from 4:30 - 8p

Stop by campus November 14 any time from 4:30 - 8p and enjoy FREE food, music, and some family fun to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of BrightLight Books @ RTS! We are excited to welcome BrightLight Books onto campus as our new bookstore. BrightLight was started by RTSO alum Scott Huber and now has one of the largest collections of secondhand...

RTS will be at the Sola 2013 Conference in December!

RTS is excited to be one of the few hand-selected exhibitors at the #Sola13 Conference December 6-7, 2013 in Lansing, MI. We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student. Visit our booth to register for a book drawing! At RTS we have a #mind4truth and a #heart4God.  Sola Fide! Sola Scriptura!...

RTS will be at the Cross Conference in December!

RTS is excited to be an exhibitor at the new mission’s conference #CrossCon2013 December 27-30, 2013 in Louisville, KY. We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student. Visit our booth to register for a book drawing! At RTS we have a #mind4truth and a #heart4God. “We’d like you to spend...

One Passion Conference with Steven Lawson comes to RTSO in January!

 RTS-Orlando is pleased to host The Institute for Expository Preaching with Dr. Steven J. Lawson’s One Passion Conference: “Preaching with Precision and Power” January 28-30, 2014. The purpose of OnePassion Ministries is “to ignite a supreme passion for God and His glory in all people throughout the world....

Justin Holcomb to join The President's Forum Sept. 11: “Dealing with Sexual Abuse in the Church”

RTS Orlando invites all students, faculty, staff and the greater-Orlando community to this unique discussion in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP for lunch (nominal fee) by contacting Kim Sutter at ksutter@rts.edu. September 11, 12n  Dr. Justin Holcomb RTS Adjunct Professor Co-author, Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for...

It's just around the corner! Here's your Fall 2013 Orientation Schedule

Fall 2013 Orientation Schedule 8:30-9:45 Concert of Prayer  - Chapel 9:45-10:00 Coffee Break - Breezeway      10:00-10:45 Workshop I - Fellowship Hall New Student Orientation  11:00-11:45 Workshop II* - Fellowship Hall "Financial Survival in Seminary"  *Required for all new...

Fall 2013 Convocation Celebrates RTS Orlando's 25th Anniversary!

The 2013 Convocation marks the beginning of RTS Orlando's 25th Anniversary celebration. We thank the Lord for his faithfulness! Please join us in the celebration. WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 CEREMONY TIME: 11:00a – 12:00n WHERE: Pamplin Chapel SPEAKER: Dr. Luder G. Whitlock, Jr., former RTS President, Executive Director of CNL...

Long Time and Beloved Board Member Henry Dekker Passes Away June 13, 2013

Dr. Henry Dekker went home to be with the Lord on the morning of June 13, 2013, in Malabar, Fla.  He served as a member of the board of trustees at Reformed Theological Seminary for 39 years, retiring from the board in October 2011, whereby he was given emeritus status at his request on the RTS Board of Trustees. The consummate optimist,...

"Engaging with London" written by RTSO alum Jonny Dyer - as published in Evangelicals Now, July 2013

RTS Orlando alum Jonny Dyer, who is working as the International Student Worker at All Souls, Langham Place, in London, wrote the following article for Evangelicals Now, the leading Christian publication in the UK. His was a main article for the July 2013 issue.   Engaging with London In 1800, 2% of the world’s population lived in...

BrightLight Books comes to RTS Orlando!

Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando prepares to welcome BrightLight Books onto campus! BrightLight Books is a used bookstore owned and operated by RTSO alum Scott Huber (MA, Biblical Studies, ’98). BrightLight offers used books, DVDs and CDs and is happy to have one of the largest collections of secondhand Christian theological books...

Upcoming Summer Classes - with Dr. Jonathan Pennington and Dr. Michael Allen

RTS Orlando has the privilege of hosting two guest professors this summer, Dr. Jonathan Pennington and Dr. Michael Allen, for two of our summer intensives taught over June, July and August.  Dr. Jonathan Pennington is Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Director of Research Doctoral Studies at the Southern Baptist...

John Piper Spurgeon Lecture video available online now!

Many thanks and much appreciation to Dr. John Piper for presenting the Inaugural Spurgeon Lecture, part of the Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies, here at RTS Orlando on April 10, 2013. It was a packed house and we couldn't have asked for a better response from everyone who attended! Mark your calendars for March 10, 2014, to hear Dr. Albert...

RTSO President Don Sweeting Launches Daily Radio Program on WTLN 950AM

(Orlando, Fla.) – WTLN 950 AM began airing this spring the new TAKE 5 radio program with Dr. Don Sweeting, president of ReformedTheological Seminary’s Orlando campus. The five minute program literally is for the listener who is willing to take five minutes out of their day to contemplate how the Gospel can help them cultivate a...

Ed Stetzer to join President's Forum on April 24

Dr. Don Sweeting invites you to join him and the RTS Orlando community as he interviews Dr. Ed Stetzer on his latest book, Subversive Kingdom, during the next President’s Forum at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 24, in the Fellowship Hall.  Stetzer, who is an author, church planter, missiologist, and the president of LifeWay...

Dr. John Piper to Deliver the Inaugural Spurgeon Lecture at RTS Orlando on April 10, 2013

Orlando, Fla. – Renowned preacher Dr. John Piper will deliver the Inaugural Spurgeon Lecture at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Piper, the author of more than 50 books, is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. For more than 30...

RTSO Faculty Discussion Panels at The Gospel Coalition April 8 & 9

RTS will host two faculty panel discussions at The Gospel Coalition National Conference hosted at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando. The discussions will take place in the Conway Room across from the main stage (Gatlin Ballroom). The discussions are titled "Having Confidence in the Scriptures" on April 8 at 5:30 p.m., and "Seeing Christ...

John Muether appointed Dean of Libraries

Orlando, Fla. – Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that John Muether, who established the library at RTS Orlando and has served as chief librarian for the past 24 years, will be assuming new responsibilities for the institution as of June 1. He will become the Dean of Libraries, which includes greater oversight of the...

Sharon Hersh to join the President's Forum on March 13

The President’s Forum  New Addictions: Gaming and Technology March 13 Passionate about freedom from addictions of all types, Hersh is teaching, in part, on an addiction that might uniquely impact seminary students. The demographic for those struggling with this is 18-34 year-old men.  Although every parent of an adolescent...

ATS Reaffirms Accreditation for RTS

A Special Announcement from Reformed Theological Seminary We have just received word that The Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, at their February 2013 meeting, voted to reaffirm accreditation for Reformed Theological Seminary following its 10-year accreditation...

Rev. Anthony Carter to join the President's Forum on Feb. 27

The President’s Forum On Being Black and Reformed February 27 In his book, On Being Black and Reformed, Rev. Carter wanted to show that being Reformed is not antithetical to the African American Christian experience and to demonstrate that Reformed theology is biblically and historically consistent. In celebration of Black History...

Why Study Church History? by Dr. Don Sweeting, part 2

by Dr. Don Sweeting President, RTS Orlando James Woodrow Hassell Professor Church History This article is a continuation of "Why Study Church History?: Getting Beyond American-Evangelical Amnesia" by Dr. Sweeting posted on February 8, 2013, found here. 6. It gives us insight into our own culture The study of history also gives us a...

Why Study Church History? Getting Beyond American-Evangelical Amnesia by Don Sweeting

by Dr. Don Sweeting President, RTS Orlando James Woodrow Hassell Professor Church History The immortal line of the old song Wonderful World begins……“don’t know much about history….” It sentimentally reveals a deep bias in American life which disposes us to look down on what is old. We celebrate...

Cameron Strang of RELEVANT magazine to join the President's Forum Feb. 6

The President's Forum Reaching 30-Somethings February 6 Cameron Strang, editor of RELEVANT magazine and founder of Relevant Media Group, will be talking with Dr. Don Sweeting on February 6 at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall on "Reaching 30-Somethings." Believing that Christ is relevant to the 20- and 30-somethings in our culture,...

450th Anniversary of The Heidelberg Catechism: A Reformed Classic by Dr. Don Sweeting

by Dr. Don Sweeting President RTS Orlando and James Woodrow Hassell Professor Church History This month, (January 19th) is the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism.  Are you familiar with this devotional and theological treasure? It originated in one of the few pockets of Calvinistic faith in the Catholic and Lutheran...

What is "Biblical Theology"? by Prof. Michael J. Glodo

by Michael J. Glodo Associate Professor of Biblical Studies RTS Orlando To ask “What is biblical theology?” might seem like a question which doesn’t need asking. After all, should all theology be biblical? The answer is “Absolutely!”. But we can’t take this for granted. After all, many who claim the...

What is Systematic Theology? by Dr. John M. Frame

by Dr. John M. Frame Professor of Systematic Theology & Philosophy  RTS Orlando First, what is theology? “Theology” is not found in the English translations of Scripture, but it is best related to New Testament terms like “teaching” (the didasko root). To teach, in the New Testament, is to explain the word of...
 
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