Justin Holcomb to Teach Theology and Counseling Course

(ORLANDO, FL) - July 21, 2014 – Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando is pleased to announce that Rev. Justin S. Holcomb, Ph.D., will teach a Systematic Theology Survey for Counseling course in the upcoming fall term.

Holcomb’s experience as a minister, counselor, and advocate uniquely qualify him for this position. With two masters degrees from RTS and a Ph.D. from Emory University, Holcomb brings a depth of theological wisdom to the counseling program. His publications include Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Sexual Assault Victims and Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence  (both books co-authored with his wife, Lindsey).

Dr. Holcomb is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and currently serves as the canon for vocations in the Diocese of Central Florida. His two decades of vocational ministry in churches and parachurch organizations, including countless hours of pastoral counseling sessions, have uniquely prepared him for this role. Dr. Scott Swain, academic dean of RTS Orlando, commented “We are grateful for Dr. Holcomb’s teaching ministry at RTS and believe his regular presence in the classroom will strengthen an already wonderful counseling program.”

Robust theological education has long been a hallmark of the Master of Arts in Counseling degree program at RTS. The Systematic Theology Survey for Counseling course serves to integrate the study of God with the study of those who bear His image.

This course was previously offered in an intensive 2-week, 4 credit format. Beginning in fall of 2014, the course will transition to a semester-long format, with 2 credits in the fall followed by 2 credits in the spring. 


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