At Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, we believe that the Christian community should be full of thoughtful readers. For this reason, we’ve created a book program called The Current Read that encourages not only our students, but others in the Orlando area, to read a book together, discussing the issues it raises and engaging the topic with the author at a “meet the author” event at the culmination of the program. Each fall, the library staff choose a thought-provoking book for the program and plan events to correspond with the reading.

2017 Current Read Lectures with Dr. Carl Trueman

         

2017 Current Read Selection: 
Luther on the Christian Life 
by Dr. Carl Trueman
Wednesday, October 31 | 11:00am & 1:00pm | Pamplin Chapel
Thursday, November 1 | 11:00am & 1:00pm | Pamplin Chapel

In Luther on the Christian Life, historian Carl Trueman introduces readers to the lively Reformer, taking them on a tour of his historical context, theological system, and approach to the Christian life. Whether exploring Luther’s theology of protest, ever-present sense of humor, or misunderstood view of sanctification, this book will help modern readers go deeper in their spiritual walk by learning from one of the great teachers of the faith.

Carl R. Trueman is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA). He is the author of a number of books, including John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man, and Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative. We look forward to having Dr. Trueman here to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with us this year.


For more information about the Current Read book program or the author events contact Lisa Oharek.

2016 Current Read Lecture with Dr. Thomas Bergler

         

2016 Current Read Selection: 
From Here to Maturity 
by Dr. Thomas Bergler

From Here to Maturity continues the discussion Dr. Bergler began in his award winning book, The Juvenilization of American Christianity. In his first book, Dr. Bergler shows how the characteristics of church youth groups have in many cases been accepted by Christians of all ages. That “juvenilization” has led to spiritual immaturity. In From Here to Maturity, Dr. Bergler defines spiritual maturity as “basic competence in the Christian life” and explains why achieving spiritual maturity is essential. This book is full of practical advice for individuals and churches seeking to grow spiritually.
 
Dr. Bergler is professor of ministry and missions at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana.  

This book can be purchased through BrightLight Books on the RTS Orlando campus or on http://www.mindandheart.com/.


For more information about the Current Read book program or the author events contact Lisa Oharek.

The Current Read Lecture:


Community Lunch Conversation:

 

The Current Read was formerly known as One School • One Book. The name has been changed to better reflect the scope of the program and the desire to see others in the Orlando area join in reading with the RTS community.

2015 Current Read Lecture with Dr. Todd Billings

     

2015 Current Read Selection:
Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer & Life in Christ by
by Dr. J. Todd Billings

In Rejoicing in Lament, Dr. Billings shares about his diagnosis of cancer, the theological questions this has raised for him and others, and how he has grown to see his own story in light of the grandeur of God’s story. Billings writes genuinely and honestly about his own life while focusing on the Bible and a need for a theology of genuine lament and genuine rejoicing as we trust in God’s promises.
 
Dr. Billings is the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary. He is the author of several other books including Union with Christ and Calvin, Participation, and the Gift. We are honored for the opportunity to read this book together as a community and to welcome him to our campus on November 4-5. Join us in reading, reflecting on, and discussing Rejoicing in Lament throughout the summer and fall.
 
This book can be purchased through BrightLight Books on the RTS Orlando campus or on http://www.mindandheart.com/.


For more information about the Current Read book program or the author events contact Cheryl Foca

 

The Current Read was formerly known as One School • One Book. The name has been changed to better reflect the scope of the program and the desire to see others in the Orlando area join in reading with the RTS community.

 

2014 Current Read Lecture with Dr. George Marsden

 

Past Books


   
2010

To Change the World
James D. Hunter
   
2008

A Secular Faith
Darryl Hart
2007

Real Sex
Lauren Winner
2006

Eat This Book
Eugene Peterson
   
 2005

The Truth in All Its Glory
William Edgar

 

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