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Dr. L. Michael Morales: Guest Speaker for 2018 Biblical Theology Conference



A Biblical Theology of the Book of Numbers Reformed Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. L. Michael Morales as our guest speaker for the 2018 Biblical Theology Conference in Jackson, MS, March 21 to 22. This year’s conference is entitled A Biblical Theology of the Book of Numbers and includes three lectures presented by Morales. Following...

Dr. Irwyn Ince to Speak at Spiritual Life Conference at RTS Jackson



RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Dr. Irwyn Ince will lead our Spiritual Life Conference on Feb. 27 and 28. The Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince serves as the Grace DC Network Pastor and Director of the newly formed Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission (ICCM). ICCM is a church-based entity dedicated to equipping Christian leaders for cross-cultural...

Rico Tice to Deliver John Reed Miller Lectures, Oct. 17-19



We are pleased to announced that Rico Tice will be delivering our 2017 John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures, October 17-19.  Rico Tice was born in Chile, but grew up in Uganda and Zaire. He studied history at Bristol University and trained for ordination at Wycliffe College, Oxford (when he wasn’t playing rugby).  Rico now...

Prepare to Lead | Free event 9/27



Prepare to Lead is a one-day event for people who aspire to serve as pastors, counselors, teachers, or in other positions of influence. Attendees will: learn the three key areas of focus in a leader's formation, become familiar with the resources available through RTS, and identify the next step in their own formation process. Register Now ...

2017 Annual Missions Conference, Sep 12-13



We are pleased to announce that Rev. Al Baker will be delivering our 2017 RTS Jackson Mission Conference Preaching Lectures, September 12-13.  Rev. Al Baker is ordained in the PCA and has been in the ministry for over 30 years. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he received his M.Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in...

Fall 2017 Class Schedule



The 2017 Fall class schedule is now available. It can be accessed at https://rts.edu/site/rtsnearyou/jackson/resources/2017fallsemesterclasslist.pdf...

Summer Hebrew with Jonathan Kiel



We are excited to welcome RTS Jackson alum Jonathan Kiel as a guest professor for our Summer Institute of Biblical Languages! He will be offering Hebrew I and II, which will be taught concurrently with Dr. Gladd's Greek I and II courses. Jonathan Kiel entered vocational ministry after working several years as an engineer. He graduated from RTS...

Spring 2017 Exam Schedule



Students, Please see the following Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2017 semester. Praying for diligence and endurance in your studies! (But don't forget to sleep!)   8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 1:30 –...

Dr. Miles Van Pelt: How Can a Christian Use the Imprecatory Psalms?



#Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. Miles Van Pelt “How can a Christian use the imprecatory Psalms?” from Reformed Theological Seminary on...

Step Morgan Appointed as New Director of Admissions



We are pleased to announce Step Morgan as the new Director of Admissions at RTS Jackson. Step is currently a third year MDiv student at RTS Jackson, and is an active member of Redeemer Church, PCA. He brings to this position his prior experience serving in both ministry and business contexts. He worked as Camp Director for Twin Lakes...

Ligon Duncan: What Does the Bible Say About Creation?



#Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. Ligon Duncan “What does the Bible say about creation?” from Reformed Theological Seminary on Vimeo. Learn more about creation with Dr. Duncan on his...

Dr. Barcley on the Secret of Contentment: Audio Available



Dr. Bill Barcley shared God's Word with us as the keynote speaker for our 2017 Spiritual Life Conference. He spoke to us on the topic of contentment, exploring how Christians can learn the art and discipline of contentment, even in the midst of affliction. We hope that you will enjoy the three lectures within this series. Audio is available...

Biblical Theology Conference, March 22-23, 2017



Please join us for our upcoming annual Biblical Theology Conference on March 22-23, 2017. Our speaker will be Rev. Dr. Dennis E. Johnson. Dr. Johnson serves as the Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, CA. He will deliver three lectures exploring the topic, "Christ Jesus, the Only Mediator between God...

Dr. Ligon Duncan on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood



On Friday, February 17, the RTS Jackson Student Cabinet and Women in Ministry hosted an evening with Dr. Ligon Duncan discussing the topic of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Students, faculty, and staff gathered together, enjoying a dessert and coffee bar, and were treated to a very instructive address from Dr. Duncan that looked at the Biblical...

Does the Apostle Paul Teach a Rapture?



As a part of our weekly Wisdom Wednesday series, Dr. Guy Waters, James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament at RTS Jackson, teaches in-class on whether the doctrine of the rapture appears in Paul's writings. #Wisdom Wednesday- In Class with Dr. Guy Waters “Does the Apostle Paul teach a Rapture?” from Reformed Theological...

Dr. Guy Waters to Deliver Keynote Address at ETS Annual Meeting



Dr. Guy P Waters, RTS Jackson James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, will be delivering the keynote address at the Evangelical Theological Society-Northeast Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 25th, in Nyack, NY. Dr. Waters will be speaking on Authority Issues from the Book of Acts, and will explore this topic throughout two addresses...

Bill Barcley to Speak at Spiritual Life Conference



RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Bill Barcley will be the speaker at this year's Spiritual Life Conference. This year's topic will be on the subject of contentment, and appropriately, Dr. Barcley will be speaking with reference to his book The Secret of Contentment. Open to everyone, the conference will take place over the course of three...

Spring 2017 Preview Day, March 6



We warmly welcome you to attend our Spring 2017 Campus Preview Day, Monday, March 6. This day will provide prospective students with the opportunity to meet with current students and faculty, sit in on classes, and hear more about the admissions process. Many of our students choose RTS Jackson after experiencing our campus in person. We truly...

Dr. Michael J. Kruger: Did Jesus Claim to be God?



#Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. Michael Kruger “Did Jesus claim to be God?” from Reformed Theological Seminary on...

AALI Presents: Race, Memory, and How We Are Still Fighting the Civil War



The African American Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce this thought-provoking event on Monday, February 13. Dr. Otis Pickett will cover major themes related to the civil war, including how White and African American southerners are still processing it, and how northern communities have forgotten it. He will also explore how we are...

Hughes Scholarship Applications Due March 15



Reformed Theological Seminary has launched a new financial aid application, and we are now accepting applications for the Hughes Scholarship. The Hughes Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for new students who are beginning Master of Divinity Studies at RTS in the Summer or Fall. It includes a $3,000 book stipend. There are a limited...

Fall 2016 Conference Recordings Available



As the Fall 2016 semester comes to a close, we gratefully reflect upon the wisdom the Lord has shared with us through the teachings of our faculty and guest speakers. In case you missed our fall conference lineup, the lecture audio from this year's John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures and the Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling Conference...

Dr. Elias Medeiros to Speak at Cross Conference 2016



Dr. Elias Medeiros, the Harriet Barbour Professor of Missions at RTS Jackson, will be among several influential speakers at the upcoming CROSS Conference in Indianapolis, IN, Dec 27-30. The title of Dr. Medeiros’ presentation will be "Don’t Waste Your Geography."  The aim of CROSS is to "mobilize students for the most dangerous...

How Black Gospel Music is Changing Hearts in Japan



Mission to the World (MTW) has published an article that shares the surprising popularity of black gospel music in Japan, and the ways in which it is being used in ministry to the Japanese people. The piece, written by Andrew Shaughnessy, shares the testimony of RTS Jackson graduate Harauki Odate ("O-Chan") and his wife Asami, who both...

Announcing the Hughes Scholarship



RTS is pleased to announce the launch of the Hughes Scholarship as a part of the Hughes Initiative for Pastoral Excellence. For Summer and Fall 2017, RTS will begin the process of awarding more than 30 Hughes Scholarships to incoming residential students in the Master of Divinity program. These scholarships will be available at the campuses that...

Faculty Collaboration: The Gospel Promised and The Gospel Realized



Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of RTS, we are pleased to present our faculty's two-volume set on a Biblical Theological Introduction to the Old Testament and New Testament, published by Crossway.  The two books comprising this gospel-centered set are titled: A Biblical Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel...

Goligher to Deliver John Reed Miller Lectures Nov 8-10



Our 2016 John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures, November 8-10, will be delivered by guest speaker Dr. Liam Goligher. Dr. Goligher, who earned his Doctor of Ministry from RTS Jackson, has served as Senior Minister in Ireland, Canada, London, England, and his native, Scotland. He has contributed to more than ten books and authored four, and currently...

MFTC Celebrates 25 Years of COAMFTE Accreditation



This fall marks 25 years of accreditation for the Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling program. The MFTC program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). For 25 years, graduates of the MFTC program have been...

RTS Jackson Holds 51st Convocation



On August 24, RTS Jackson celebrated its 51st Convocation. Students, faculty, and friends of RTS gathered in Grace Chapel to celebrate the beginning of RTS’s academic year, and Dr. Bruce Baugus delivered the Convocation address, entitled “Coram Scriptura, Coram Deo: Spiritual Despair and Exegetical Defiance in Life, Study, and...

RTS Welcomes New Students at Orientation



On Tuesday, August 23, RTS Jackson welcomed over 40 new students at Orientation.  This year we have new students from AL, CA, FL, IL, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, TN, TX, VA, and DC, and internationally from Brazil, Canada, China, Liberia, Moldova, and Scotland. Students come from all walks of life.  This year we had a former NFL player,...

Join Us for Our 50th Anniversary Celebration



On October 6-7, in Jackson, Mississippi, we will be celebrating 50 years of the Lord’s faithfulness to Reformed Theological Seminary.  We invite you to join us. In the fall of 1966, RTS opened our doors with 14 students.  Today RTS serves 1,500 students with campuses in 8 cities around the United States and through our Global...

2016 Annual Missions Conference, Sept 6-7



We are pleased to announce our 2016 Annual Missions Conference on September 6-7. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Ed Hartman. Ed Hartman is a graduate of Columbia Bible College, Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Westminster Seminary in California (DMin). After serving as pastor of two churches in Mississippi for 15 years, Ed joined...

Campus Preview Day, Oct 10



We warmly welcome you to attend our Fall 2016 Campus Preview Day, Monday, Oct 10. This day will provide prospective students with the opportunity to meet with current students and faculty, sit in on classes, and hear more about the admissions process. We invite you to attend the day's events from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the option of...

Torah Scroll to be Donated and Dedicated at Convocation, August 24



RTS Jackson cordially invites you to our 51st Convocation and the unveiling and dedication of an ancient Torah scroll on August 24. Convocation will begin at 11:00am at Grace Chapel and Dr. Bruce Baugus, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, will give the Convocation address, entitled “Coram Scriptura, Coram Deo: Spiritual...

2016 MFTC Conference, September 29-30



RTS Jackson is pleased to announce the upcoming MFTC Conference on Christian Counseling, September 29-30. Dr. Daniel Sweeney, our keynote speaker, will be presenting on the Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma and Expressive Therapies. His workshop will include an exploration on the neurological, developmental, and psychological benefits of play,...

Alum Article Appearing on Desiring God



"Your spouse may complement you, but he (or she) will never complete you. That's the job of Christ." RTS Jackson alum Josh Squires has written a new article, "The Perfect Spouse Will Not Complete You," on Desiring God. Josh writes regularly for the website on topics ranging from marriage to Christian formation. Josh completed both his...

New Disc Golf Course on Campus



Students and faculty joined together this past week to begin setting up the new disc golf course around the RTS Jackson campus. As many of our students are engaged in intensive academic studies this summer, the need for balance and community becomes all the more apparent. The aim of the new disc golf course is to offer students and faculty alike a...

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