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...
Ligon Duncan to teach Covenant Theology Spring 2012
December 6, 2011
Dr. Ligon Duncan, the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Jackson, and plenary speaker at the popular conference Together for the Gospel (T4G), will be teaching Covenant Theology this spring.
Covenant Theology explores the topic of God’s covenantal...
Dr. Waters Interviewed on “Knowing the Truth”
November 15, 2011
On Tuesday, November 15, Dr. Guy Waters, Associate Professor of New Testament, was interviewed on “Knowing the Truth,” a radio program hosted by Pastor Kevin Boling which airs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Dr. Waters was interviewed about his new book, How Jesus Runs the Church, released by P&R...
RTS Jackson Faculty Members Publish Three Books
November 14, 2011
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce our faculty’s latest contribution to scholarship, addressing church government, communion, and church history.
Dr. Guy Waters, Associate Professor of New Testament, wrote How Jesus Runs the Church, released by P&R Publishing. This volume establishes the biblical foundations of the government of...
RTS Jackson Launches AALI
November 3, 2011
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that AALI, the African American Leadership Initiative, was officially launched on Thursday, November 3, 2011.
With RUF at JSU, Redeemer PCA, Mission Mississippi, Voice of Calvary Ministries, and New Horizons, RTS Jackson provides a unique context for multi-ethnic, urban, and African American ministry....
Gladd to Join RTS Jackson Faculty This Spring
November 3, 2011
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin Gladd will join the RTS Jackson faculty to teach New Testament starting this Spring semester. He was officially approved by the Executive Committee on Thursday, November 3, and will be leaving his pastoral position at Apple Valley Baptist Church in California to join our faculty....
Derek Thomas to Teach Christology Winter 2012
October 31, 2011
Dr. Derek Thomas, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, contributor to Reformation 21, and now also fellow pastor with Sinclair Ferguson at First Presbyterian Columbia, will once again teach Systematic Theology II during the Winter term.
In Systematic Theology II Derek will cover Christology,...
Church Planting Class Visits New Orleans and Baton Rouge
October 26, 2011
On October 14-16 twenty students from the RTS Jackson MDIV program traveled to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA to meet with four different area church planters to learn, to be inspired, and to catch a vision for planting churches. The trip was the culmination of a semester-long project in Dr. Paul Long’s Church Planting class in which...
Recent Student Activities: Fellowship of the Nations, Hymn Sing & Date Night
October 5, 2011
The Student Cabinet organized a diverse ensemble of events for the first full month of this new academic year. The Student Body enjoyed a taste of culture, an evening of singing, and a night out.
The fourth annual Fellowship of the Nations Pot Luck was held at Patterson’s Porch on Friday, September 9, and students were instructed to...
Reddit Andrews to Speak for John Reed Miller Lecture Series, Oct 26-27
September 28, 2011
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Reverend Reddit Andrews, III will deliver the historic John Reed Miller Lectures on preaching on October 26 and 27.
Wednesday, October 26
11:00 Session #1, Chapel
12:00 Session #2, Patterson’s Porch (lunch included)
Thursday, October 27
12:00 Session #3, Patterson’s Porch (lunch...
SIBL to Offer Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin in Summer 2012
September 16, 2011
RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that the Summer Institute of Biblical Languages, which got of to a great start in Summer 2011, will expand its offerings in Summer 2012. In addition to our regular annual offerings of Greek and Hebrew, SIBL will also offer Aramaic and Latin in our eight-week immersion environment in Summer...
Fall Semester Underway
August 31, 2011
RTS Jackson began our Fall Semester with Orientation on Tuesday, August 23, Convocation on Wednesday, August 24, and our annual school year kickoff social on Friday, August 26.
At Orientation we welcomed a wide variety of new students into our community. We had a Medical Doctor, a PhD, a lawyer, a nuclear physicist, an architect,...
Rev. David Robertson to Speak at 2011 RTS World Missions Conference
August 8, 2011
The 2011 RTS World Missions Conference will be held on the Jackson campus from
September 6-8. The keynote speaker this year is the Reverend David
Rev. David Robertson is
the minister of St Peter's Church in Dundee, Scotland, where Robert Murray
McCheyne was minister. He
is also the editor for the Free Church of...
Dr. Timmer Reviews Book on Nahum
July 8, 2011
Dr. Dan Timmer, associate professor of Old Testament at RTS Jackson, reviewed Social Identity in Nahum: A Theological-Ethical Enquiry by Jan Petrus Bosman on TheGospelCoalition.org.
The review begins, "This timely volume began as a ThD dissertation completed at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) under Hendrick Bosman in 2005....
Dr. Derek Thomas to teach Westminster Standards Class at RTS Jackson
July 8, 2011
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, contributor to Reformation 21, and now also fellow pastor with Sinclair Ferguson at First Presbyterian Columbia , Dr. Derek Thomas, will once again be teaching the course Westminster Standards as a fall elective.
The class will focus on the Assembly and its...
Dr. Ligon Duncan to teach Systematic Theology I This Fall
July 8, 2011
Systematic Theology I will be taught this fall by Dr. Ligon Duncan, the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Jackson, and plenary speaker at the popular conference Together for the Gospel (T4G).
The course focuses on theology proper (God, Trinity, creation,...
Dr. Bill Richardson to teach Biblical Relationships class at Covenant EPC
July 8, 2011
RTS Jackson will be offering the course Biblical Relationships at Covenant Presbyterian Church, taught by Dr. Bill Richardson, who has written a book on parenting entitled Loving Obedience.
Human relationships are an important subject on which God has much to say and in this course students will examine the guidelines God has provided in...
RTS Announces New MDIV Track for RCA Students
July 7, 2011
RTS is pleased to announce that there is a new RCA track available for MDIV students seeking ordination in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The RCA requires all candidates for ministry who choose not to attend an RCA denominational seminary to enroll in their Ministerial Formation Certification Agency (MFCA). The new RCA track at RTS...
SIBL Began on June 27 with 60 Students
July 6, 2011
The Summer Institute of Biblical Languages began on June 27 and will run for 7 weeks through August 12. The Hebrew Class, which meets from 9-12 each morning, has 17 students, and the Greek Class, which meets from 1-4 each afternoon, has 43 students.
In addition to RTS Jackson students, there are several visiting students. ...
Restoration Continues to the Townhomes Playground and Pool
June 17, 2011
A group from First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS came to the RTS townhomes for three days in order to restore some of the destruction caused by the tornado on April 15th. With much of the work on the townhomes themselves already completed by professionals, the group from FPC focused their attention on the family recreational area at the...
MFTC Grad Makes Local Paper
June 14, 2011
Teresa Adams, a graduate of our Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling program in 2005, was the focus of an article in the Clarion Ledger, the local Jackson paper. The article tells the story of how one of our MFTC grads is using her training in different contexts—the mental health field, a Christian practice, and the...
Guy Waters Reviews "Christians Get Depressed Too"
May 24, 2011
Dr. Guy Waters recently reviewed "Christians Get Depressed Too" by David P. Murray. To see his review, see...