Resources on RTS Jackson

Booknote: “The Faithful Preacher” by Thabiti M. Anyabwile

By Charlie Wingard · October 3, 2019 · 0 Comments
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(Earlier in the year, I posted a book review of The Faithful Preacher by Thabiti M. Anyabwile. It has now been published in the September issue of Reformed Theological Seminary’s online journal, Reformed Faith & Practice.) __________ One of my goals at RTS Jackson is to introduce students to the “neglected voices” of the evangelical church. I am not the best qualified to remedy this neglect, but have made it my habit to assign readings that will help. One such book is Thabiti Anyabwile’s The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007). The book presents biographical sketches of Lemuel Haynes, Daniel Payne, and Francis Grimké, along with selected writings. First, Lemuel Haynes. Born in 1753, he…

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Nine Reasons I Love RTS Jackson

By Charlie Wingard · August 5, 2019 · 2 Comments
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  In 2014, God sent me to Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson to serve as professor of pastoral theology and dean of students. I love my school; here are nine reasons why: 1. I Love the Students at RTS Jackson. I am the campus’s professor of preaching. Last semester that meant listening to nearly 100 sermons. Some think I’ve been sentenced to hard labor. What could be more tedious than the sermons of novice preachers? Thankfully, I have good news. The sermons I hear are faithful to the scriptures and edify my soul. Student sermons have become a cherished part of my devotional life. I merely assist students in cultivating the gifts God has given them. My denominational home is the…

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Tips for RTS Students: Start the School Year Strong

By Charlie Wingard · June 11, 2019 · 0 Comments
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Summer orientation at Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson  is this Friday, June 14. To our new Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling students, welcome to our campus! I serve as RTS Jackson’s Dean of Students. You should know that any time my door is open you are welcome to come in and talk. My office is located on the second floor of the Dean Center. If it is an emergency, I can be reached on my cell at any time. My number is posted at the foot of the stairs to my office and in the student handbook. New and returning students are invited to dinner at Patterson’s Porch on Friday June 14 at 6 p.m. My wife,…

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Dr. Sinclair Ferguson to Deliver 2018 John Reed Miller Preaching Lectures at RTS Jackson

By Charlie Wingard · October 29, 2018 · 0 Comments
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Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will deliver the 2018 John Reed Miller Lectures at Reformed Theological Seminary – Jackson, October 30-November 1. PREACHERS – LIKE PAUL? Tuesday, Oct 30 Lecture 1:  “How it all came about…”                 3:00-4:30 pm                Chapel Wednesday, Oct 31 Lecture 2: “Him we Proclaim”                            11:00 am-noon               Chapel Q&A                                                                           noon-1:00 pm   …

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RTS Jackson: Helping Students with Pastoral Calls and Financial Planning

By Charlie Wingard · September 19, 2018 · 0 Comments
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Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson works to help students find a pastoral call and to leave seminary equipped for a good first year of ministry. Today Bebo Elkin and Wayne Herring of Consulting Services Foundation spoke to students about pursuing a pastoral call. CSF brings together seminary students and pastoral search committees, and offers invaluable assistance to RTS students. In the afternoon, Dave Anderegg of Retirement and Benefits, Inc., a denominational agency of the Presbyterian Church in America, helped students understand the basics of a “Pastoral Care Package” and income tax and Social Security obligations. Dave and his colleague, Mark Melendez, remained on campus to provide students and spouses individual financial planning.

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