RTS Charlotte 2023 Year in Review

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve. It’s the time of the year to be inundated with “Best of” stories and “Year in Review” segments, dutifully cataloging everything that happened in pop culture or politics.

But, what if a “Year in Review” was about more than celebrities or sports teams? What if we did a year in review about what God had done in the prior year? Or, more to the point, about how God has been at work in our ministries this year?

Of course, God has been at work in countless ways around the globe this year, most of which I could never know about. But, I can speak to …

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@RTSCharlotte 2020 Year in Review

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve.  And I would imagine that most of us are more than ready to get 2020 in the rear-view mirror.  After a year of political in-fighting, unexpected pandemics, and never-ending social distancing, we are all ready for a fresh start.

But before we look forward, I want to take one final moment to look back.  Last New Year’s Eve, I began a new tradition of the RTS Charlotte “year in review” where I recap how God has blessed our ministry over the last twelve months. While this year’s been harder than most, there are still plenty of things to be thankful for. Here are a few …

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RTS Announces Spring 2021 Course Offerings

As we wrap up the lamentable year that was 2020, there are hopeful things to look forward to in 2021. One of those things is the wonderful slate of in-person, course offerings for the Spring 2021 term across all the campuses of Reformed Theological Seminary.

That’s right, we are pressing on with in-person, residential education. While our traditional slate of distance education offerings classes will continue to be available, and while we are offering some remote live courses, the bulk of our courses this Spring will be face-to-face.

Online registration was opened on Dec 1st and classes have filled up quickly (some classes are capped due to COVID). So …

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Stuck Indoors with Extra Time on Your Hands? Here’s a Great Way to Spend It

Given that many of us are self-quarantined and/or working from home these days, we may find that we have more free time than ever before. Indeed, the internet is filled with stories of “bored” folks stuck at home with nothing to do, searching for some way to entertain themselves.

Under the heading of Paul’s exhortation to make “the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Eph 5:16), let me make a suggestion: take a seminary class.

I can’t tell you how many times people have approached me over the years and expressed a desire to dive deeper into God’s word, or to explore church history, or …

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What Resource Can You Give Your Lay Leaders to Help Them Teach the Bible?

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed on the Reformed Forum with my friends Camden Bucey and Jared Oliphint about my latest volume, A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospel Realized (Crossway, 2016).

This is a new New Testament introduction composed of contributions from professors at Reformed Theological Seminary, both past and present.  The multi-author nature of the volume allows each prof to focus in upon their area of expertise–something not many intros are able to do.

But, there is another thing that is special about this new volume. It puts the focus on the message and theology of the biblical books.  Most introductions tend to be heavily …

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