New Faculty at RTS Jackson
December 12, 2013
(JACKSON, Miss.) - Dec. 12, 2013 - Dr. Sean M. Lucas, while continuing his role as senior pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. (since 2009), has been elected as a regular faculty member at Reformed Theological Seminary's Jackson campus. He will begin as an associate professor of church history on January...
RTS Faculty Panel at the Cross Conference Dec. 27-30
December 5, 2013
Join us in the exhibit hall of the Kentucky International Convention Center on Dec. 29 for an RTS faculty panel consisting of Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Elias Medeiros, Dr. Derek Thomas and Dr. Leslie Holmes during the dinner break. The topic is "Developing a Heart for Missions." The discussion will be centered on how Christians must...
Faculty Opening for Professor of Counseling at RTS/Charlotte
November 5, 2013
(CHARLOTTE, NC) - November 5, 2013 - Dr. Michael Kruger, president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, is pleased to announce a faculty opening for a professor of counseling. In addition to teaching counseling classes, this individual will be the director for new counseling degree programs at RTS Charlotte. These programs...
Sweeting Named Fellow of the Centennial Institute at CCU
October 21, 2013
(ORLANDO, FL) - Dr. Don Sweeting, president of Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus, and former pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in the Denver area (12 years), was just named a fellow of the Centennial Institute in Colorado. This institute is a think tank affiliated with Colorado Christian University...
RTS Jackson Announces Faculty Appointment
October 14, 2013
(JACKSON, MS) - October 14, 2013 - Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael G. McKelvey as assistant professor of Old Testament at RTS/Jackson. He will begin on Jan. 1, 2014.
McKelvey is the pastor of Crosspoint Church of Asheville, NC, and previously pastored in Pennsylvania. He...
Church Planting and Development Conference
October 10, 2013
This conference will be held Jan. 27-31 at Canterbury Retreat Center (2 miles from the RTS campus). This is an inter-denominational training event (workshops & seminar) designed to equip church planters, pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders to start, grow and multiply healthy, gospel-centered churches that result in...
Download the New TAKE5 App
September 18, 2013
The radio podcast "TAKE 5 with Don Sweeting" is now a downloadable app. Find the app on your iPhone, iPad, Android and Google play. Dr. Don Sweeting is the president of the RTS/Orlando campus. Included on the app is also a link to his blog, a link to the RTS Facebook and RTS Twitter page. If you prefer, find the podcast online at...
Charleston Christmas Conference on Reformed Theology
September 9, 2013
Christ Church Presbyterian in Charleston, SC, will host the first annual Charleston Christmas Conference on Reformed Theology Dec. 6-8, 2013. The theme is "The Glorious Incarnation." Guest speakers include Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas, and Dr. Steve Lawson. In addition, Mr. Michael Giuliani will direct a special conference Christmas choir. Reformation...
The Ministry & Leadership Fall 2013 Edition is Now Available in Digital Format
September 4, 2013
The Ministry & Leadership magazine is now available in digital format. Click here to view the magazine.
RTS announces a new chancellor, Dr. Ligon Duncan, in this issue. Read the devotional from new RTS/Washington associate professor of church history, Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, and the Bible study by RTS/Orlando president, Dr. Don Sweeting,...
RTS/Houston Now Approved to Offer the MABS Degree
August 26, 2013
(HOUSTON, TX) - August 26, 2013 - Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church (CEPC) of Houston and Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) announced today a significant advance in the strategic alliance they began in 2010 to bring graduate theological education to Houston. After careful scrutiny of RTS’s operation at its campus in CEPC’s...
RTS Announces RTS/Charlotte Presidential Inauguration
August 26, 2013
(Charlotte, NC) – August 26, 2013 - Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) announces the inauguration of Dr. Michael J. Kruger as the fourth president of the Charlotte campus of RTS. The ceremony will be held on October 20, 2013 and will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Uptown Church, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204. A reception will follow....
Former RTS President Reflects on Years at RTS for 25th Anniversary Year of RTS/Orlando
August 22, 2013
RTS: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD
A message from Dr. Luder G. Whitlock, Jr. on Aug. 21, 2013, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of...
RTS Appoints Pastor-Theologian as New Chancellor: Duncan has a longtime connection with RTS.
August 18, 2013
(JACKSON, MS) - August 18, 2013 - The RTS Board of Trustees has elected Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, as chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Duncan is currently the John E. Richards professor of systematic and historical theology at RTS in Jackson, Miss., and the senior minister of historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), where...
Chaplain Mack Griffith Appointed Director of RTS's Chaplain Ministries Institute
August 14, 2013
Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte announces the appointment of Chaplain (COL) Mack Griffith as the Director of the Chaplains Ministry Institute (CMI). The purpose of the CMI is to prepare students to serve as chaplains in military, hospital, and corporate settings. As Director of the CMI Chaplain Griffith will mentor those in the...
Preparations Being Made for RTS/Charlotte Presidential Inauguration
July 16, 2013
Dr. Michael J. Kruger will be inaugurated as RTS/Charlotte's fourth president on October 20, 2013. The event will be held at Uptown Presbyterian Church (926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC) at 5:00 p.m. Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, is the speaker. Dr. Kruger also serves as professor of New Testament. Learn more about Dr. Kruger in this video...
Chad Van Dixhoorn, Mark Dever and Hunter Powell Discuss Church Polity
July 15, 2013
Jonathan Leeman, editorial director of 9 Marks Ministries, discusses Presbyterian vs. Baptist church polity with Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, Dr. Mark Dever and Dr. Hunter Powell. Dr. Van Dixhoorn is the associate professor of church history at RTS/Washington DC and the associate pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Va. Dr. Mark...
Long Time and Beloved Board Member Henry Dekker Passes Away
June 13, 2013
Dr. Henry Dekker went home to be with the Lord this morning 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.
Alumni & Friends: Don't Miss Our Meal Events at the General Assemblies!
June 11, 2013
NEW! LUNCH AT PCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Join us Thursday, June 20, at the PCA General Assembly for the RTS Alumni & Friends Lunch at noon at the TD Convention Center, Room 102ABC (note room number change) in Greenville, SC. RTS Acting CEO Steve Wallace, RTS/Washington DC President Scott Redd and newly appointed RTS/Washington Professor Chad B. Van...
Don Fortson Publishes Book on Charles Hodge
June 5, 2013
"In 1872 Professor Charles Hodge celebrated 50 years of teaching at Princeton Seminary in New Jersey. For a half century, Dr. Hodge had trained almost three thousand ministers, missionaries, and professors who had carried the gospel message throughout the United States and many parts of the globe," according to the publisher.
Ligon Duncan to Join Al Mohler, Tim Keller and a Panel Discussion at the PCA GA
May 23, 2013
Reformed Theological Seminary announces three speaking engagements by Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, at the Presbyterian Church in America's General Assembly to be held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC, June 17-21, 2013.
Duncan is the John E. Richards professor of systematic and historical theology at RTS/Jackson and senior...
RTS/Atlanta Hosts OnePassion Conference
April 19, 2013
RTS Atlanta will host the May OnePassion conference on "Expository Preaching; Its Meaning, Marks, Mechanics & Models." Dr. Steven Lawson will be the presenter along with live stream Q & A sessions with R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur.
Dr. Lawson's goal is to encourage pastors, church leaders and Bible teachers to stand strong in...
RTSO President Don Sweeting Launches Daily Radio Program on WTLN 950AM
April 17, 2013
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – April 17, 2013 - This spring, WTLN 950 AM (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) began airing the new TAKE 5 radio program with Dr. Don Sweeting, president of Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus. The five minute program is for the listener willing to take five minutes out of their day to contemplate how the gospel can...
RTS Board Engages SIMA for New Chancellor Search
April 15, 2013
(JACKSON, MS) - April 15, 2013 - Reformed Theological Seminary announces a search for their next chancellor/CEO. The board of trustees of RTS has authorized SIMA International and Dr. Tommy Thomas to coordinate a search for RTS’s next chancellor/CEO. Dr. Thomas is known as a leader in this industry and has led more than 150 executive-level...
A Chronic Illness and a Compassionate Response: Chancellor Milton Retires from Reformed Theological Seminary
April 10, 2013
(JACKSON, MS) - March 12, 2013 – The executive committee of RTS has announced the retirement of Dr. Michael A. Milton from his office of chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Milton explained that he has suffered from a debilitating illness that the physicians confirmed could not be remedied without sustained rest. They...
New Online Degree Program Opportunities from Reformed Theological Seminary!
April 9, 2013
Until recently, RTS offered one online degree, the Master of Arts (Religion). Now RTS will offer three, fully online-degrees: the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), the Master of Arts (Theological Studies), and the Master of Arts (Religion). In addition, RTS will now offer a significant percentage of the Master of Divinity degree...
Dr. John Piper to Deliver the Inaugural Spurgeon Lecture at RTS Orlando on April 10, 2013
April 5, 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...
RTS Faculty Discussion Panel at the Gospel Coalition in Orlando.
April 1, 2013
RTS will host two faculty panel discussions at the Gospel Coalition 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 in the Old Testament" on April 9 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to see the faculty...
John Muether Named Dean of Libraries
March 25, 2013
Orlando, Fla. – March 25, 2013 - 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...
RTS Board Member Receives Award for Distinguished Service
March 21, 2013
RTS board member, the Hon. Scott Redd, Sr. will receive the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Naval Academy Friday, March 22, in Annapolis, Md. This award comes from his fellow USNA alumni in acknowledgment of an extraordinary career of service to the United States of America.
Redd has given 40 years of his life to public...
ATS Reaffirms RTS Accreditation
March 4, 2013
(JACKSON, MS) - March 4, 2013 - 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 evaluation.
"Accreditation is conducted by the Board of Commissioners on...
Inauguration of John S. Redd, Jr., Ph.D.
February 20, 2013
(Washington, D.C.) – February 20, 2013 - Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) announces the inauguration of Dr. John "Scott" Redd, Jr., as president of the Washington D.C. campus of RTS. The ceremony will be held on April 20, 2013 and will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20816. A reception will...
Why Study Church History? Getting Beyond American-Evangelical Amnesia
February 1, 2013
Why Study Church History? Getting Beyond American-Evangelical Amnesia
By Don Sweeting
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...
Journeys Through the Lands of the Bible with Dr. John Currid
January 29, 2013
Journeys Through the Lands of the Bible
Israel: With Dr. John Currid - Instructor and Lacy Larson - Tour Host 12-Day Itinerary May 29 - June 9, 2013 from Charlotte for just $3598*
*price reflects a 4% cash discount
Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing
Roundtrip International Airfare from Charlotte (Additional baggage...
Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series Feb. 19-20 @ RTS Orlando
January 28, 2013
Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series
The Church and Religious Pluralism: Living Faithfully Amidst the World Religions
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael W. Goheen, Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary
This series of lectures will deal with the question of how the Christian church can live faithfully in a world of religious pluralism....
Inauguration Day: Four Gifts I Will Continue to Give to Our President
January 22, 2013
Inauguration Day: Four Gifts I Will Continue to Give to Our President
Posted on January 21, 2013by dwsweeting
Another inauguration is upon us. Our president will take his second oath of office. While I did not vote for Barak Obama for a second time, I am struck by the convergence of events at this year’s inauguration.
The Harold O. J. Brown Lectures with Dr. Derek Thomas
January 15, 2013
Anything Less than Exposition is Tyranny!
Reflections on a Lifetime's Love Affair with Preaching
The Harold O.J. Brown Lectures will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at RTS/Charlotte, 2101 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC. The speaker, originally from Wales, is Dr. Derek...
The Wonder of Christmas from Galatians 4:4."
December 14, 2012
Watch this Christmas Faith For Living sement at...
RTS Receives Reaffirmation by SACS
December 13, 2012
(JACKSON, Miss.) - December 13, 2012 - Reformed Theological Seminary has received reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities in the southeastern region of the United States.
RTS received the...
New Zondervan Book Series Edited by Swain and Allen to be a Resource for Seminary Students, Pastors and Other Christian Leaders
November 13, 2012
New Studies in Dogmatics, a major new 15-volume series, commissioned by Zondervan Academic and edited by Dr. Scott Swain of RTS and Michael Allen of KTS, promises to provide essential resources for seminary systematic theology courses or advanced college-level systematic theology electives. Pastors and other ministry leaders who continually seek...
New Book Edited by Dr. Chuck Hill and Dr. Mike Kruger
November 12, 2012
Dr. Chuck Hill co-edited with Michael J. Kruger The Early Text of the New Testament (Oxford University Press, September 2012). Dr. Hill contributed the chapter "In These Very Words: Methods and Standards of Literary Borrowing in the Second Century." Dr. Kruger contributed the chapter "Early Christian Attitudes Toward the Reproduction of Texts."...
New Academic Dean at RTS/Charlotte
November 2, 2012
(CHARLOTTE, NC) - November 1, 2012 - Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Belcher, Jr., (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary) as academic dean for RTS/Charlotte. Dr. Belcher is the professor of Old Testament at RTS/Charlotte and takes...
Professor Chuck Hill's Book Now Available in Paperback
October 31, 2012
Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy by Dr. Chuck Hill, professor of New Testament at RTS/Orlando, is now available in paperback. The description states, "The Bible contains four Gospels which tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, many more Gospels once existed. Who, then, determined which Gospels would, for the next...
RTS Washington D.C. is Open Now After Storm
October 31, 2012
No further closures are...
RTS Washington D.C. Remains Closed on Tuesday
October 30, 2012
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, classes are canceled and the administrative office will remain closed for the RTS DC campus. We anticipate that the seminary will resume normal operations on Wednesday, October 31st. An update on the operating status for Wednesday, October 31st will be available by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October...
RTS Washington D.C. Campus Closed Due to Storm
October 29, 2012
On Monday, October 29, 2012, classes are canceled and the administrative office of RTS DC is closed until Tuesday, October 30th at noon. A decision on the operating status for Tuesday afternoon will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October...
New President at RTS/Charlotte
October 4, 2012
(CHARLOTTE, NC) - October 4, 2012 - Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Kruger as president of RTS/Charlotte effective January 1, 2013. RTS also wishes to express its sincere thanks to Dr. Rod Culbertson for stepping in as the campus executive director to oversee operations when Dr. Milton began...
Fall Lectures with Mark Noll - RSVP by September 18
September 14, 2012
The Fall Lectures with Dr. Mark Noll will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Charlotte campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, located at 2101 Carmel Rd. in Charlotte. Dr. Noll will speak on "The Enduring Contribution of Charles Hodge, BB. Warfield, and their 'Old Princeton' Colleagues."
RTS/Washington D.C.'s President is a New Contributor to the Washington Post
August 7, 2012
The Washington Post has asked Dr. Scott Redd, new president of RTS/Washington D.C., to be a contributor to the local "On Faith" site. Here is his first piece on the current problems faced by Vincent Gray, the DC mayor. Click here to read his article....
Derek Thomas to Teach at RTS/Atlanta While Continuing the Pastorate
June 19, 2012
Derek Thomas to Teach at RTS/Atlanta While Continuing the Pastorate
(ATLANTA, Ga.) June 18, 2012 - Dr. Derek Thomas, previously a faculty member of the Jackson campus of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) and most recently the distinguished visiting professor for RTS, has now been appointed to become a regular faculty member at RTS/Atlanta,...
Professor John Scott Redd, Jr., Becomes Dr. Redd
April 24, 2012
RTS Orlando's Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Dean of Students John Scott Redd, Jr., successfully defended his thesis “Constituent Postponement in Biblical Hebrew Verse” this past Friday to earn his doctorate of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in the Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures program at The Catholic University...
Dr. Kruger Launches New Web Site/Blog
April 10, 2012
Dr. Michael Kruger, professor of New Testament and academic dean at RTS/Charlotte has launched a new blog titled Canon Fodder (having to do with the origins of the New Testament canon along with other issues). Click here to learn more. He's also on...
Details Announced for the Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies at RTS/Orlando
April 3, 2012
Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the opening of The Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies on its Orlando campus for the 2012-13 academic year. The Nicole Institute was named in honor of Dr. Roger Nicole, renowned Reformed Baptist theologian who was a visiting faculty member on the Orlando campus from 1989-2000. He was part of a...
Dr. Bob Orner Named Dean of Students at RTS Orlando
March 11, 2012
Dr. Robert H. (Bob) Orner has been named the Dean of Students at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus and will take on those responsibilities on June 1, 2012, when the current Dean of Students, Scott Redd, becomes the president of RTS’s Washington, D.C., campus.
“Bob Orner brings a wealth of fresh pastoral...
Dr. Reggie Kidd Contributes Editorial Commentary to New Release
March 7, 2012
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Dr. Reggie Kidd, professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus, has contributed the editorial commentary for the Pastoral Epistles (I and II Timothy and Titus) in The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary released March 1 by BakerBooks. This 1636 page book is beautifully illustrated and easily...
Scott Swain Named Academic Dean at RTS/Orlando
March 5, 2012
Dr. Scott Swain, currently associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, has been approved and appointed the academic dean starting June 1, 2012, while continuing to teach. This decision will allow Dr. Mark Futato, a beloved Old Testament and Hebrew professor who has served as academic dean for seven...
The Passing of a Beloved Professor (1936-2012)
February 8, 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...
Insuring Religious Liberty: Obama Care, Ronald Reagan, and the Crisis of Conscience in America Today
February 2, 2012
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Feb. 2, 2012 - We were told this would not happen. We were told to just let the bill pass and read it later. Well, we are reading it now. And the fine print doesn’t look good for religious freedom.
Perhaps you have heard about last Sunday’s “pulpit protest” by Roman Catholic priests around the nation over...
New Faculty Appointment 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...
Wishing the ECO Well: Another Turning Point in Presbyterian Church History
January 23, 2012
January 23, 2012 Posted by Dr. Don Sweeting on Chief End of Man Blog
While you were winding down for the weekend, a group of Presbyterians were winding up in Orlando. This past weekend, a new Presbyterian denomination was formed. From January 18-20 approximately 2,100 Presbyterians gathered at the Fellowship of...
Dr. Ligon Duncan Elected To Regular Faculty of RTS While Continuing the Pastorate
January 13, 2012
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, while continuing his role as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Miss., has been elected as a regular member of the faculty and appointed as the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Jackson beginning January 1st, 2012. Currently an...
RTS/Washington D.C. Has Moved to a New Location
January 6, 2012
The new address for RTS/Washington D.C. is near Tyson's Corner.
1651 Old Meadow Road, Suite 300
McLean, VA ...
Ministering to the Needs of Small and Declining Churches
December 21, 2011
Rod Culbertson, executive director, associate professor of practical theology and dean of student development at RTS/Charlotte, has written an article about small churches. Read it here in our resource...