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

Holcomb’s experience as a minister, counselor, and advocate uniquely qualify him for this position. With two Masters degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary and a PhD from Emory University, Holcomb brings a depth of theological wisdom to the counseling program. His publications include Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Sexual Assault Victims and Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence  (both books co-authored with his wife, Lindsey).

Dr. Holcomb is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and currently serves as the Canon for Vocations in the Diocese of Central Florida. His two decades of vocational ministry in churches and para-church organizations, including countless hours of pastoral counseling sessions, have uniquely prepared him for this role. Dr. Scott Swain, Academic Dean of RTS Orlando, commented “We are grateful for Dr. Holcomb’s teaching ministry at RTS and believe his regular presence in the classroom will strengthen an already wonderful counseling program.”

Robust theological education has long been a hallmark of the Master of Arts in Counseling program at RTS. The Systematic Theology Survey for Counseling course serves to integrate the study of God with the study of those who bear His image.
This course was previously offered in an intensive 2-week, 4 credit format. Beginning in fall of 2014, the course will transition to a semester-long format, with 2 credits in the fall followed by 2 credits in the spring.   

Reformed Theological Seminary is an evangelical seminary in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition. Since 1966, RTS has trained thousands of pastors, counselors, teachers, and missionaries who serve around the world. Today more than 2,700 students enroll in classes each year. RTS is known for its commitment to Biblical inerrancy, rigorous academic programs, and missional commitment.

Watch Dr. Holcomb's 2013 President's Forum interview entitled, "Dealing with Sexual Abuse in the Church."

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