(JACKSON, Miss.) — Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson is excited to welcome Dr. Carl Ellis for a course on Urban Apologetics in the fall 2021 semester. The class will be held on September 10 and 11.
Urban Apologetics explores the hidden forces behind cultural conflict and suggests biblical ways to address these conflicts. The course will focus on freeing students from their “cultural limitations.” Dr. Ellis, Provost’s Professor of Theology and Culture, said, “Reformed apologetics is indeed robust and true, but it has been inadequate in today’s urban context because of our cultural limitations – hence the need for Urban Apologetics.”
Dean of Students Charles Wingard commented, “RTS Jackson students treasure the time they spend with Dr. Carl Ellis. His teaching, example, and friendship have helped many of us to better understand the world we serve. Students will leave this course with both vision and skills for ministry.”
RTS Jackson invites those from around the metro area to attend Dr. Ellis’ class on Urban Apologetics. The class will meet from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 10, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 11. Current students may register through self-service. Those interested in registering to take the class for credit can find more information at rts.edu/apply. Those interested in auditing the class can find more information here.
Dr. Carl Ellis
Dr. Ellis began his ministry as a Senior Campus Minister with the Tom Skinner Associates in New York in 1969. From 1979 to 1989, he served as assistant pastor of Forest Park Community Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and on the faculty at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He also served as a seminar instructor for Prison Fellowship where he developed and taught “in-prison” and “in-community” seminars for inmates and community volunteers.
Between 1986 and 2009, Dr. Ellis served as an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (C.U.T.S.), and as Dean of Intercultural Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was recently the Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship. Dr. Ellis studied under Francis Schaeffer at LÁbri in Hermoz sur Olon’, Switzerland, completed his MAR (Theology) at Westminster Theological Seminary, and holds a D.Phil. from Oxford Graduate School.