Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker

I’ve said it before and now I will say it again: more Reformed churches need to consider adding staff positions in the area of women’s ministry.  It is so exciting to see the many women RTS Charlotte has trained over the years head out into ministry and be a blessing to the church. These women bring a life and vitality to their ministries that is bearing real fruit.

In prior installments of the Where Are They Now? series, I have highlighted a number of our female grads, including Alyson Averitt, Connice Dyar, and Cynthia Ruble.  Now I am pleased to highlight Elizabeth Parker, class of 2014.


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Rethinking the Canon of Scripture: My Interview with Credo Magazine

Credo Magazine

I was recently interviewed on the topic of the NT Canon by Matthew Barrett, editor of Credo Magazine.  This magazine is excellent resource, committed to Christ, the authority of Scripture and the fundamental tenets of the Reformation. Here is their own description:

At its core, Credo Magazine strives to be centered on the gospel, confessing the substitutionary death and historical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of sinners. In doing so, Credo Magazine not only draws upon the historic creeds and confessions of the faith, but especially the great pillars of the Reformation: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria.

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Rob Bell, Gay Marriage, and the Movie Tombstone

Bell on Oprah

It seems that Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey are pretty good friends these days.  Bell has appeared on Oprah’s show numerous times, and just recently appeared, along with his wife Kristen, on her “Super Soul Sunday” episode over Valentine’s Day weekend.  Their appearance was designed to promote their new book, The ZimZum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage (HarperOne: 2014).

Now, I have to confess that I have no idea what the main title means.  But, the subtitle is pretty bold.  Given that marriage dates back to the very creation of mankind in Genesis, do we really need a new version of it? Is something wrong with the …

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A New Book on Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christian Contexts

1934 was a big year for Germany.  It was the year that Adolf Hitler became the Führer and complete head of the German nation and the Nazi party.  And, as we all know, it wasn’t long after that time, that Germany invaded Poland and began World War II.

But 1934 was a significant year for another reason.  Very quietly, behind the scenes, a book was published that would change the landscape of early Christian studies for years to come.  Walter Bauer published his now famous monograph, Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity.   Compared to Hitler’s rise, this was not very newsworthy.  And Bauer’s book did not have much of …

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