Dr. Gray Sutanto to Deliver 2024 Hughes Lectures at RTS Jackson

Dr. Gray Sutanto
Dr. Gray Sutanto

JACKSON, Miss. — Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. N. Gray Sutanto will deliver the 2024 Hughes Lectures at RTS Jackson. Dr. Sutanto will lecture on 19th-century Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck in a series entitled, “God and Humanity: Herman Bavinck and Theological Anthropology,” also the title of his next book.

The Hughes Lecture Series, part of the Hughes Initiative for Pastoral Excellence, hosts accomplished Bible-believing theologians and scholars to address students on topics relating to biblical, systematic, and historical theology. The core of the RTS MDiv curriculum focuses on Bible, theology, and ministry. RTS Jackson’s John Reed Miller Lectures are meant to address the ministry component of the MDiv curriculum, while the Hughes Lectures address the Bible and theology portions.

The Hughes Initiative was established by Robbie Hughes and continues to support candidates for gospel ministry through programs like the lecture series, as well as the Hughes Scholarship.

“The Hughes Lectures make faithful scholarship of the Bible and theology available to students preparing for gospel ministry,” said Dr. Guy Waters, Academic Dean at RTS Jackson. “Dr. Gray Sutanto, an internationally renowned scholar of Herman Bavinck, is an ideal Hughes lecturer, bringing together theology and piety in service of the church. I am looking forward to his ministry to the RTS Jackson community.”

This year’s lecture series will take place on the Jackson campus February 20-21. For more information or to register, click here.

About Dr. Sutanto

Dr. Sutanto joined the faculty of RTS Washington in 2020 and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. He holds degrees from Biola University (B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR), and the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D.).

Along with Bavinck, Dr. Sutanto’s research interests are broad, including modern Protestant theology, prolegomena, the relationship between philosophy and theology, analytic theology, and Christianity and culture. He is currently writing on the doctrines of humanity and sin.

Dr. Sutanto is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church. He has served as a teaching elder at Covenant City Church in Jakarta, Indonesia and has received visiting fellowships at the Theological University of Kampen-Utrecht and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the steering committee for the Reformed Theology and History Unit of the American Academy of Religion. He is married to Indita and they have one daughter.