This Month's Forum


Christ’s Life, Sanctification, and the Fruits of the Spirit
Jonathan Cruse, John Fesko, and Ligon Duncan
Thursday, May 30, 12-1:00 pm CDT

This month, Dr. Duncan invites Jonathan Cruse and John Fesko to the discussion forum to talk about the fruits of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ and the work of sanctification for the Christian.

Dr. John Fesko is the Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson. He has been an ordained minister since 1998 in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church serving as a church planter, pastor, and now teacher. Dr. Fesko’s interests include early modern Reformation and post-Reformation theology, the integration of biblical and systematic theology, as well as soteriology, especially the doctrine of justification. Dr. Fesko has authored or edited more than twenty books and written fifty published essays for various journals and books.

Jonathan Landry Cruse studied theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is an author, hymnwriter, and the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Jonathan is husband to Kerri Ann and a father of three.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Please submit your name and email address to receive updates and invitations to the RTS Jackson Online Discussion Forums.

If you do not receive an automated email confirming receipt of your submission in your inbox or junk mail within 24 hours, please try again or reach out to CL Pearce at
  • To ensure receipt of your form, please turn off all ad blockers before submitting your entry.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About the Forums

Each month, Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson hosts an Online Discussion Forum moderated by Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor, CEO, and President of RTS Jackson. During the discussion, an RTS Jackson faculty member addresses a topic within their area of expertise, and questions from the audience are addressed. These monthly events are designed to help both alumni and friends, as well as current and prospective students, by aiding growth in their personal lives, and motivating them to Christian service. Additionally, participants are entered into a book giveaway related to the topic.

Dr. Ligon Duncan says of the events: “I learn so much leading these interviews and discussions, and I delight to see old friends and make new ones. The questions that come from our guests have been excellent, and I think the growing and enthusiastic response we’ve had speaks for itself. I hope you’ll join us regularly for this enjoyable and informative time of fellowship and conversation.”

Watch Past Events

January 2024 | Word and Spirit: Dr. Richard Gaffin and His Writings
Dr. Guy Waters

December 2023 | Our World and the Neo-Calvinist Tradition
Drs. Gray Sutanto, Cory Brock

November 2023 | Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
Dr. Mark Dever

October 2023 | Classical Trinitarianism
Dr. Josh Malone

September 2023 | The Aaronic Blessing and Corporate Worship
Drs. Mike Glodo, Charlie Wingard

August 2023 | Anxiety and the Christian Life
Dr. Mike Hillerman

July 2023 | The Book of Daniel: Living Faithfully in a Foreign Land
Dr. Miles Van Pelt

May 2023 | Facing the Last Enemy
Dr. Guy Waters

April 2023 | Bavinck and Reformed Apologetics
Drs. John V. Fesko, James Eglinton

March 2023 | Let’s Talk About the Bible
Dr. Benjamin Gladd, Nancy Guthrie

February 2023 | A Theological Frame for a Pastoral Life
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

January 2023 | Human Sexuality, Sin, and Sanctification
Dr. David Strain

December 2022 | The Biblical Significance of Christmas
Dr. John V. Fesko

November 2022 | From the Manger to the Throne: A Theology of Luke
Dr. Benjamin Gladd

October 2022 | The Sabbath as Rest and Hope for the People of God
Dr. Guy Waters

September 2022 | Trauma and the Christian Life
Mike Hillerman

August 2022 | Arminius and the Reformed Tradition
Dr. John V. Fesko

July 2022 | The Book of Judges and the People of God
Dr. Miles Van Pelt

May 2022 | Well Ordered, Living Well
Dr. Guy Waters

April 2022 | Why Theology Matters
Dr. Ligon Duncan

March 2022 | Biblical Themes and the Kingdom of God
Drs. Benjamin Gladd, Miles Van Pelt

February 2022 | Lessons from the Past for Life in the Present
Dr. John V. Fesko

January 2022 | How Worship Forms Our Faith
Dr. Charlie Wingard

December 2021 | The Lord’s Supper
Dr. Guy Waters

November 2021 | Interview of Ligon Duncan
Dr. Ligon Duncan

October 2021 | Adam and the Covenant of Works
Dr. John V. Fesko

September 2021 | Professional Counseling and the Church
Mike Hillerman

July 2021 | Bavinck
Dr. Corey Brock

June 2021 | Pursuing a Heart of Wisdom via Biblical Counseling
Dr. John C. Kwasny

May 2021 | Finding Renewal in Ministry
Dr. Charlie Wingard

April 2021 | Improving Exegetical Skill
Dr. Benjamin Gladd

March 2021 | Missions, Evangelism, Church Growth
Dr. Clay Quarterman

February 2021 | Theological Formation in the Age of Zoom
Dr. Miles Van Pelt

January 2021 | The Need for Creeds and Confessions Today
Dr. John V. Fesko