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Old Testament Faculty Position Opening



The RTS Board of Trustees and Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary and Acting President of the Orlando campus, are pleased to announce the opening of a faculty position in the area of Old Testament, to be filled as early as January 1, 2017. In addition to assuming normal faculty responsibilities, this person will be...

President's Forum - John Rivers "Faith, Work, and 4Rivers"



John Rivers- "Faith, Work and 4Rivers" “4Rivers had humble beginnings. Just John, a smoker, and an age-old challenge—cooking brisket." John Rivers never set out to create the most successful BBQ chain in Florida. He’s not a classically trained chef or graduate of culinary school. It was in Texas that he found the two loves of...

RTS 50 Year History Released



The 50 history of RTS, “A Mind for Truth. A Heart for God; The Fifty Years of Reformed Theological Seminary” , by John Muether, edited by Ric Cannada, has been released. Pictured is Professor of Church History John Muether holding the first book from the boxes of books delivered today. The book should be available for purchase...

2016 Commencement



Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando is pleased to announce its 25th commencement on May 20, 2016 at 6:00pm. The ceremony will be held at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, FL, with RTS Chancellor Dr. Ligon Duncan providing the keynote address.  Join us as we celebrate 50 years of God’s faithfulness to RTS as an...

New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS



New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS (Orlando, Fla.) – April 28, 2016 - Reformed Theological Seminary now offers two new emphases in the Doctor of Ministry program: Reformed Theology and Ministry, and Reformed Expository Preaching. The RTS Doctor of Ministry degree is a 30-credit postgraduate degree that...

President's Forum - "...Pastoring in a Polarized Culture..."



Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research, an author, and conference speaker. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Stetzer is a contributing editor for...

Summer 2016 Registration Now Open!



Registration for the 2016 summer term is now open! This summer we are pleased to offer five hybrid courses as part of our Distance M.Div. program, a full slate of counseling courses, and two Doctor of Ministry courses. Offerings include: • Covenant Theology and Ministry with Dr. Ligon Ducan • Pauline Epistles with Prof. Greg...

President's Forum - "A Christian Response to Homelessness"



The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Swanson received his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Swanson has served on the board of the...

2016 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series



Diane Langberg, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes forty years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She has trained lay and professional caregivers throughout the world how to respond to trauma and the abuse of power.  She is director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in...

President's Forum - "The Unseen Epidemic: The Reality of Human Trafficking"



Christina currently serves as the Executive Director of Samaritan Village, a ministry that provides safe housing and care for survivors of human trafficking through Ruth’s House. Christina graduated from Rollins College both with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling, with a certificate in Marriage and Family...

OnePassion Conference at RTS Orlando



In January of 2014, the first Institute for Expository Preaching in Orlando focused on "Preaching With Precision & Power" and explored the meaning, marks, models, and mechanics of expository preaching. Dr. Lawson returned in January of 2015 to teach on "Preaching the Old Testament: Exalting God." In this third standalone segment, "Preaching...

RTS Orlando to offer "A Theology of Work" free seminar in January



Dr. Orlando Rivera, RTS Orlando alumnus, will teach a 2-credit intensive course on A Theology of Work in January. This course will also include a free seminar open to the public at large. For complete information, click...

Dr. Mark Futato Has Launched a New Website



A Daily Dose of Hebrew has been launched by Dr. Mark Futato, the Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament at RTS Orlando. On this new website you can learn Hebrew from scratch, watch daily two-minute videos and find helpful resources to help you learn. The response has been tremendous! Click here to learn more and to sign...

Gregory Lanier Appointed Assistant Professor of NT



(ORLANDO, FL) - September 17, 2015 - RTS has appointed Gregory R. Lanier the new assistant professor of New Testament at RTS Orlando beginning January 1, 2016.  Lanier earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in business administration from UNC Chapel Hill, Morehead Scholar, Honors and Highest Distinction. He earned an M.Div....

President's Forum with Dr. Ken Sande: “Building Healthy Relationships”



Wednesday, October 7, 2015 RTSO Guest Chapel speaker at 10 am. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 President’s Forum guest at 12 noon. RSVP to ksutter@rts.edu. Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Seminar at Lake Baldwin Church. To register, visit www.rw360.org.  The church needs to model healthy...

2015-2016 Inaugural Academic Lectures



The 2015-16 academic year will witness the delivery of four inaugural lectures at RTS Orlando to mark the appointment of Dr. Charles E. Hill as John R. Richardson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and the promotions of Drs. James L. Coffield, Scott K. Coupland, and Scott R. Swain to the rank of professor. Details for the...

Public Lecture with Dr. John M. G. Barclay



“WHAT IS SO RADICAL ABOUT GRACE? A new view of Paul” Monday, September 21, 2015 2:00pm | Pamplin Chapel at RTS Orlando Dr. John M. G. Barclay, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University, UK, will deliver a public lecture at RTS Orlando on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Pamplin Chapel. Lecture...

RTS Students Release CD



Five students from Reformed Theological Seminary have recorded 10 songs on a CD specifically to raise funds for student scholarships at the seminary. These five RTS students, including some who have previously released albums of their own, are connected with the worship services at several Central Florida churches. The student artists are Josh...

President's Forum with David Mathis: "How to Stay Christian in Seminary"



Join us September 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm for our first President's Forum and Community Lunch of the semester. Dr. Don Sweeting will lead us in a Q & A time with David Mathis on "How to Stay Christian in Seminary." Click here for more information.  Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to...

Dr. Sweeting is keynote speaker at 2015 Convocation



DR. DONALD W. SWEETING SPEAKS AT THE 2015 CONVOCATION.        RTS Orlando will be celebrating its 27th Convocation Service on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00a in the Pamplin Chapel. Our keynote speaker is Donald W. Sweeting, Ph.D., President of RTS...

Fall 2015 President’s Forum Guest Line Up



For each President's Forum and Community lunch, RSVP to ksutter@rts.edu.       Wednesday, September 9 12:00 pm, Fellowship Hall ...

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Register for Summer Classes



Registration for Summer courses opens April 1, 2015.                   ...

Dr. Don Sweeting hosts Nancy Guthrie at RTS Orlando



Please join us on Thursday, April 16th at 12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a President's Forum. Nancy Guthrie will speak on the topic, "Making Sense of God's Sovereignty in the Midst of Grief." RSVP for free lunch to ksutter@rts.edu.    ...

2015 Commencement at RTS Orlando



  The Class of 2015 at RTS Orlando has the privilege of having Dr. Bryan Chapell, as their keynote speaker. Dr. Chapell is Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, and is highly regarded in the evangelical community as a preacher, teacher, and...

Meet the New Counseling Interns



Beginning soon, you will see some new faces starting in pastoral care, beyond the 20 interns we already have. These interns are studying counseling at RTS Orlando, and their internship is with Northland through the Oviedo Counseling Clinic, a partnership ministry between Northland and RTS. This partnership will be celebrating its 20th anniversary...

Chancellor Ligon Duncan to Teach Covenant Theology



Course Description: This course is a study of Covenant Theology from exegetical, theological and historical perspectives. Covenant theology is the Bible’s way of explaining and deepening our understanding of (1) the atonement; (2) our assurance; (3) the sacraments; (4) the continuity of redemptive history; and (5)...

One Passion Conference with Steven Lawson comes to RTSO in January!



RTS-Orlando is pleased to host The Institute for Expository Preaching with Dr. Steven J. Lawson’s One Passion Conference: “Faithfully Preaching from the Old Testament” January 15-16, 2015. *Special Discounted Rate of $99 for RTS students and alumni. OnePassion Ministries The purpose of OnePassion Ministries is...

Register for Winter Classes



Registration for Winter courses opens November 1, 2014.               ...

Rev. Kevin Twit: Guest for Chapel and President’s Forum



      On October 29, 2014 Rev. Twit will be our guest, leading worship and speaking to us in chapel, and then sitting down with President Don Sweeting for a conversation at our October President’s Forum on The New Hymns Movement and Indelible...

The Current Read with Dr. George M. Marsden



Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando has selected The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief by Dr. George M. Marsden for the 2014 Current Read program. We invite all in the Orlando area to join with our students, staff, and faculty as we read and discuss this important book and as we welcome Dr....

The Pastoral Debt Crisis



Frequently Asked Questions Why is seminary debt such a big problem? Seminary debt is a problem because “the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). It’s all too easy for men and women who are called to serve the Lord to become trapped in educational debt, unable to follow their calling. Many missions agencies...

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