Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson Appointed as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology



Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson as Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology as of June 1, 2017.  A Chancellor’s Professor in the RTS system is a rank of distinction, for a regular, voting faculty member, who teaches at multiple RTS campuses, thus benefitting a greater number of students. Dr. Ferguson has taught for RTS adjunctively for more than twenty five years, so it is exciting to have him joining our regular faculty.

Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson (born 1948) is a systematic theologian, preacher and author well-known in Reformed Christian circles worldwide for his preaching, teaching, and writing. He has taught at Westminster Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia and Dallas, and at Redeemer Seminary for many years. We are glad to officially have him as a part of the RTS family.

Sinclair is a native of Scotland and earned his PhD at the University of Aberdeen. He was a minister of two churches in Scotland, on the Island of Unst the most northerly of the Shetland Isles, and in St George's-Tron (now known as The Tron Church), in the city centre of Glasgow, as well as serving as Senior Pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C. He is currently the evening preacher in St Peter's Free Church of Scotland, Dundee. He has authored around fifty books and contributed to many others.  He and his wife Dorothy have been blessed with three sons and a daughter and eleven grandchildren.  Dr. Ferguson is also a Trustee and Editor with the Banner of Truth Trust in Edinburgh.

Dr. Ferguson held the Charles Krahe Chair of Systematic Theology at Westminster (Philadelphia) and so now adorns the great tradition of systematic theology at RTS (Kelly, Sproul, Frame, Thomas, Anderson, Griffith, Swain, Allen, et al). Dr. Ferguson is a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries. He continues to preach God’s Word in churches and at conferences.

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor of RTS said: “I have known Sinclair Ferguson since I was a teenager, when he came to my home church to preach a conference. He is not old enough to be a father to me, but he has certainly been a spiritual big brother. It is an enormous privilege to have him as a part of the RTS faculty. He is the embodiment of what we want our students to aspire to in terms of theological faithfulness, gospel fruitfulness and pastoral ministry. I cannot wait for our students to begin regularly benefitting from his teaching and friendship.”

 

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