New Book Announcement: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament

Over the last year or more, I have been involved in a number of publishing projects, including several academic articles (as chapters in books), and a volume on Christianity in the second century.  But, I am particularly excited about the forthcoming volume I am editing entitled, A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Crossway, 2016).

This introduction has multiple contributors, all of which are current or past professors at Reformed Theological Seminary.  The NT volume (along with an OT counterpart) are being written in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of RTS coming up in 2016.

I am blessed to have such a fine collection of scholars in this volume, including …

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus 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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New Counseling Program at RTS Charlotte

For the last year or more, we have been working on launching a new counseling program at RTS Charlotte.  Today the official announcement has gone out.  Here is the press release (click the last link in order to see a special video overview of the program):

Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC is pleased to announce that a new counseling degree program will begin in fall, 2014. The primary degree is the 66 credit-hour MA in Christian Counseling (MACC). There will also be options for an MDiv and MACC dual degree, an MATS/BS and MACC dual degree, and an MDiv with a counseling emphasis.

The new counseling degree program is

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RTS Panel on the Authority of Scripture at The Gospel Coalition

A couple of days ago, TGC announced on its website that professors from Reformed Theological Seminary will be participating in a couple of panel discussions during the first evening (April 8 at 5:30) of its upcoming annual conference in Orlando.

I will be participating in the first panel discussion on the authority of Scripture, moderated by Justin Taylor.  I look forward to joining my RTS colleagues John Currid, Chuck Hill, and Bruce Baugus.  Should be an interesting discussion that ranges from text and canon issues (Chuck and myself), to the relationships between the OT and ANE literature (Currid), to the theological and philosophical foundations for our view of the Bible …

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