Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Jonathan Dorst

Jonathan Dorst

Over the last year or so, we have been working our way through a number of RTS Charlotte alumni in the Where Are They Now? series.  For the complete series, see here.

This installment highlights RTS Charlotte alumnus Jonathan Dorst, class of ’99. Although I never had Jonathan in a class, he was deeply influenced by our professors Bob Cara, Dick Belcher, and Doug Kelly.

1.  What are you currently doing?

Last summer I left the church I planted in Stillwater, OK, Grace Stillwater (PCA), after 11 years to become the Executive Pastor at RiverOaks PCA in Tulsa, OK with Senior Pastor Ricky Jones (RTS-J, ’95). As Executive Pastor,

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Tomas Bokedal Reviews “The Question of Canon”

Tomas Bokedal

Tomas Bokedal, Lecturer in New Testament at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, has recently reviewed my book The Question of Canon (IVP Academic, 2013) in the latest issue of the journal Theology (118:65-66).

I have only briefly met Tomas on few prior occasions, but I know through his publications that he is a bright scholar who himself has done some very solid work in the area of the NT canon. You can see his list of publications here.

Given Tomas’ own good work on canon, I was grateful for what was a very positive review.  He writes:

This second full-length monograph on the New Testament canon by Michael Kruger

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@RTSCharlotte Speakers at @TGC National Conference

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Next week, I will be heading to Orlando, FL to speak at the 2015 National Conference for The Gospel Coalition, April 13-15. This is always a great event that provides an opportunity to hear some great talks, catch up with old friends, and check out the latest books.

I am speaking at 4:30 on April 14th on the topic of “How Do We Know the Bible is God’s Word? Recovering the Doctrine of a Self-Authenticating Scripture.”

Other RTS Charlotte folks are also participating in the conference.  Dr. James Anderson, associate professor of theology and philosophy, will be speaking on Worldview Apologetics .  Dr. Anderson is one of the brightest …

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Seven Essential Lessons from an Evangelical Scholar in the Secular Academy

Thomas Oden

There are countless stories of evangelicals who head off to Ph.D. programs in hopes of becoming a professor and having a positive influence in the secular university environment. This is particularly the case in the fields of biblical studies or philosophical theology. And such aspirations are certainly commendable.

Unfortunately, the outcome of such endeavors is not always as expected. While these evangelicals intend to influence the academy, very often the academy ends up influencing them. As a result, many evangelicals end up abandoning the very commitments that led them towards advanced study in the first place.

But even though academic study has led some evangelicals to abandon their commitments, occasionally …

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