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2018 Hughes Preaching Lectures with Dr. Philip Ryken



Series Title: Fully Evangelical, Totally Biblical, Maximally Practical Homiletics November 6-7, 2018 | RTS Orlando Pamplin Chapel | 11:00a - 12:00n & 1:00 - 2:00pm both days Description of the Lectures In this year’s Hughes Preaching Lectures, Philip Ryken addresses four vital and sometimes neglected topics to help new and...

Orlando Campus Named "The Lucas Campus"



David Lucas has been a major partner of the ministry of Reformed Theological Seminary for over 25 years. An exceptionally successful businessman, visionary leader, and a man driven by his love for God, David has immensely blessed the RTS community with his stewardship and servanthood. In recognition of his significant generosity and faithful...

Paideia Center Conference Registration Now Open



RTS Orlando is pleased to host the inaugural Winter Conference of the Paideia Center for Theological Discipleship on January 10-11, 2019. Laypersons, pastors, elders, and church leaders are invited to attend this conference, which will include times of prayer and worship, lecture presentations, panels, discussion groups, and shared...

Languages at RTS Orlando



Responsible Biblical scholars know the importance of mastering other languages as they study God's Word. Competent ministers of the gospel must be prepared to engage with the historical context of the Ancient Near East, evaluate primary sources from antiquity, and exegete Scripture in its original form.    RTS Orlando is home to...

New Faculty Publication from Greg Lanier



RTS Orlando Assistant Professor of New Testament, Dr. Greg Lanier, has released his latest publication, Old Testament Conceptual Metaphors and the Christology of Luke's Gospel.    This volume is the culmination of Dr. Lanier's PhD dissertation, originally delivered at the University of Cambridge, and is part of the T&T Clark...

Evangelism with Liam Goligher



RTS will welcome Dr. Liam Goligher to Orlando as he teaches the on-campus portion of the hybrid course, Evangelism, July 16-20. This course will focus on training students to be effective evangelists and understanding the biblical principles and methods of church growth.   Dr. Goligher has been the Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian...

Promotion of Dr. Nicholas Reid to Associate Professor



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. J. Nicholas Reid as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at RTS Orlando effective as of June 1, 2018. Nicholas joined the faculty of RTS-Orlando in January 2017. He teaches core courses related to Old Testament and covenant theology and...

Old Testament Theology with Michael Morales



Dr. Michael Morales will be among RTS Orlando's visiting faculty this summer, teaching Old Testament Theology June 25-29. This course will examine the historical progress of God's revelation in the Old Testament, and will endeavor to provide the scriptural context of God's purpose for creation and humanity, particularly as it is revealed in the...

2018 Commencement Speaker



RTS is pleased to welcome Reverend Chuck Jacob as our 2018 Commencement Ceremony speaker. Chuck is the Senior Minister at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, North Carolina, a position he has held since 2015. He was previously the Senior Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan (EPC), Teaching Pastor at Second Presbyterian...

Faculty Opening in Counseling at RTS Orlando



Job Description Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Counseling. The Search Committee will begin its work immediately to fill this position. Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in the Master of...

Spring Preview Day at RTS Orlando



Preview Day Tentative Schedule | March 7, 2018 We’d like to extend a warm welcome to RTS Orlando. It is our privilege to have you on campus and we look forward to spending time with you. ITINERARY | LOCATION 8:30-9:00 Welcome & Registration | Faculty Conference Room 9:00-10:00 Classes | Classroom...

"18 for 2018" by Dr. Mike Allen



These are just a few of my favorite things to look forward to this year at RTS Orlando… 1. Wednesday, February 8. Classes begin again, and the wonder of academic beginnings never ceases to amaze me. The Rev. Mike Glodo leads us in our first chapel of the spring term that morning, so that we begin in a posture not merely of Socratic...

In Memoriam R. C. Sproul, Preacher and Teacher of a Thrice-Holy God



Today RTS Orlando joins the broader Reformed and evangelical world in mourning the loss of Dr. R. C. Sproul. Dr. Sproul was known and loved as a pastor, teacher, and colleague to many in the RTS Orlando community.  His relationship with RTS began with a week of special lectures on the Jackson campus in spring, 1978. Later that year he was...

Rev. Kevin DeYoung Inaugurates the Hughes Preaching Lecture Series at RTS Orlando



RTS Orlando has the privilege of hosting Rev. Kevin DeYoung as the first lecturer for the new Hughes Preaching Lecture Series to take place every fall semester. Rev. DeYoung will be lecturing on a series entitled “How Can a Biblical Sermon Be So Boring? Preaching Christ Faithfully and Effectively.” This lecture series will be delivered...

Ten Things I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving | Scott Swain



President Scott Swain reflects on ten things he's thankful for this year at RTS Orlando. Our supervisor of maintenance, Gary Miller. Gary has faithfully served our campus for 15 years.  Drs. Jason Duesing, Julius Kim, Dan Treier, and Kevin Vanhoozer—old friends who, along with other academic delegates, traveled across the country to...

November is Alumni Giving Month at RTS Orlando



Dear fellow alumni,  In September, RTS Orlando inaugurated Dr. Scott R. Swain as its fifth president - an appointment that has been met with tremendous enthusiasm. Those of us who have studied under Scott know that he is an exceptional academic, a faithful friend, and a humble leader.  One of the greatest challenges of leading the...

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn Delivers Free Public Lecture at RTS Orlando



Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, Chancellor’s Professor of Historical Theology and Associate Professor of Church History at RTS Washington DC, will be delivering a public lecture at the RTS Orlando on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Faculty Conference Room. This lecture is free and open to the public. KEYNOTE SPEAKER’S...

D. A. Carson to Teach January Elective



RTS Orlando is pleased to announce that Dr. D. A. Carson will teach Introduction to Biblical Theology during the winter term from January 2-5, 2018. The course will meet daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The course will emphasize the Bible's story-line, examining how the books and corpora of the Bible contribute to the unfolding history of...

Remembering Dr. Kistemaker



Dr. Simon J. Kistemaker was born on October 21, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Dr. Kistemaker's teaching ministry at RTS began in 1971. After “retiring” from RTS Jackson in 1996, “Dr. K” and Jean came to Orlando and he taught on the Orlando campus until 2011. Dr. K’s scholarly and publishing...

Dr. Michael Allen Appointed to Established Chair



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Michael Allen as the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology at RTS Orlando, a position previously held by Dr. John Frame until his retirement in May of 2017.  A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Allen grew up in Mississippi,...

Dr. Scott R. Swain Inauguration Ceremony



Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees invite you to the inauguration ceremony of Dr. Scott R. Swain, the fifth president of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. We have the privilege of hosting Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer as the keynote speaker and musical guest Andrew Peterson for the inauguration events. Dr. Swain has served on the RTS...

Disputation for Scholastic Theology



Dr. Michael Allen will deliver an inaugural lecture to mark his appointment on June 1, 2017 by the RTS Board of Trustees as John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology. Lecture title: “Disputation for Scholastic Theology” Lecture description: “In September 1517, Luther offered 97 theses which were later titled his...

2017 Convocation



Dr. Mike Allen, Academic Dean, has the pleasure of inviting you to our 29th Convocation celebration on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00am in the Pamplin Chapel.  Dr. Scott R. Swain, RTS Orlando President, will deliver the convocation address with the title: Wisdom From Above: A Reformed Catholic Vision of Theological...

Fall 2017 Chapel Series



Chapel is a weekly opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and friends in the community to gather for worship, both to give God the glory due His name and to be strengthened and encouraged by singing, praying, and hearing God’s Word. It is the sole weekly opportunity in which the whole seminary community can participate as one. Skilled...

Reforming Reading



Dr. Wesley Hill will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Reading” which addresses the way in which the Protestant Reformation radically reshaped the public and personal practice of reading the Word of God. The lecture will speak to the devotional, liturgical, and academic significance of reading, studying, and meditating upon Holy...

Reforming the Care of Souls



Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh will present a lecture entitled “Reforming the Care of Souls” that looks at the ways in which Martin Luther, Thomas Cranmer, and the Puritans sought to recast the regular rhythms of pastoral care with a renewed evangelical orientation. A time of discussion will follow the lecture. The lecture will be held...

Reforming Worship



Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Worship” that sketches the way in which the Protestant Reformation led to a recasting of the theology and practice of Christian worship in line with the evangelical priorities of God’s Word. In so doing, we will explore what it means to say that in worship, we...

Summer Reformation Lectures



Dr. David Swanson will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Preaching” that addresses the ways in which the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century recast the significance of biblical preaching and reshaped its practice in line with basic evangelical commitments. A time of discussion will follow the lecture.  The...

2017 RTS Orlando Commencement Speaker



The Class of 2017 at RTS Orlando has the privilege of having the Rev. Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, as their keynote speaker. Dr. Duncan is Chancellor and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.  Ligon was born in Greenville, SC, and reared in the home of an eighth generation...

Steve Childers to Transition to Pathway Learning



After 22 years of distinguished service to Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Steve Childers will transition on June 1, 2017 from RTS to work full-time with Pathway Learning, a church leadership training organization Steve serves as the founding President. Pathway Learning provides an innovative online and onsite educational platform designed to...

2017 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series



We are delighted to welcome Dr. Timothy George to RTS Orlando to deliver the 2017 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series. In his well-regarded writings, his extensive editorial service, and his work for almost thirty years now as Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Dr. George has heralded the significance of the Protestant Reformation for Christians and...

Black History Month Chapel & Community Forum Conversation



Perspectives on the Scope of Theology Today: An African American Paradigm In observance of Black History Month we are privileged to hear from Dr. Carl Ellis, for many years the co-pastor of the groundbreaking New City Fellowship (PCA) in Chattanooga. Currently a visiting lecturer at RTS, Carl has served in campus (Tom Skinner Associates),...

Hughes Scholarship Applications Due March 15



Reformed Theological Seminary is 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 number of Hughes Scholarships, and we expect multiple...

Culture Making & The Christian



You are invited to a free community lunch as we start the spring semester.  Wednesday, February 8 at 12:00n | Fellowship Hall Special guest: Andy Crouch, Executive Editor of Christianity Today and bestselling author of Culture Making and Strong and Weak Andy Crouch will join Dr. Scott Swain for a conversation about Christianity and...

New Leadership Team at RTS Orlando



The beginning of 2017 has brought several new appointments at RTS Orlando in positions of leadership regarding academics, operations, and community relations. Recently appointed campus president Dr. Scott Swain said, “God has richly blessed RTS Orlando with three people who are exceptionally well-suited to fill three vital roles in campus...

Dr. Scott R. Swain Appointed President



(ORLANDO, Fla.) - January 9, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees of 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....

New Faculty Member Appointed at RTS Orlando



(ORLANDO, Fla.) – January 2, 2017 – The Chancellor and Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Nicholas Reid to the faculty of the Orlando campus. Dr. Reid will serve as the assistant professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies beginning January 1, 2017....

Current Read Lecture Video Available



On October 26, 2016 RTS Orlando welcomed Dr. Thomas E. Bergler to our campus for the culmination of our “Current Read” program. This year’s Current Read focused on two of Dr. Bergler’s books: The Juvenalization of American Christianity and From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity. In his...

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