At Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, we believe that the Christian community should be full of thoughtful readers. For this reason, we’ve created a book program called The Current Read that encourages not only our students, but others in the Orlando area, to read a book together, discussing the issues it raises and engaging the topic with the author at a “meet the author” event at the culmination of the program. Each fall, the library staff choose a thought-provoking book for the program and plan events to correspond with the reading.

2013 Current Read Selection:

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
by Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is an Op-Ed columnist and blogger on politics and culture for the New York Times. In Bad Religion, he explores American Christianity for the last half-century and how its apparent decline has impacted culture, calling for a return to Christian orthodoxy for the sake of the Church and the United States. Join us in reading and discussing this important book, named a winner of Christianity Today’s Book of the Year Award for 2013, and mark your calendar for the author event in October.

Author Event
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7:00 - 8:30pm RTS Pamplin Chapel 
A lecture by author Ross Douthat will be followed by a reception and book signing.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Armstrong, Senior Library Assistant, at  

Ross Douthat’s Blog:

The Current Read Book Review Contest*
Do you want $50 to spend at Brightlight Books?
1.    Read Bad Religion by Ross Douthat.
2.    Write a one page book review (include your name and email in the top right corner).
3.    Email your book review to Laura Armstrong, by Saturday, October 19.

The library staff will read the reviews (kept anonymous) and choose a $50 Brightlight gift certificate winner! The winner will be announced at The Current Read Author Event on October 29 at 7pm in the RTS Pamplin Chapel.

*Contest only open to RTS students. For more information, contact Laura Armstrong at

The Current Read was formerly known as One School • One Book. The name has been changed to better reflect the scope of the program and the desire to see others in the Orlando area join in reading with the RTS community.

Past Books


To Change the World
James D. Hunter

A Secular Faith
Darryl Hart


Real Sex
Lauren Winner


Eat This Book
Eugene Peterson


The Truth in All Its Glory
William Edgar