Been There, Done That
Summer Hebrew still haunts my dreams! In my day we crammed three semesters into one summer. Do you remember summer languages? As I write, this year’s crop of summer students is on campus embracing the crucible that is a Westminster “right of passage” (the fact that it’s 102 degrees, as I write this, helps the metaphor).
Perhaps this little picture jogs your memory of how you entered seminary. What were your questions, your hopes, challenges? As you think of your experience will you pray for today’s incoming students? Would you also pray for the faculty who will begin to influence their lives and ministries in just a few weeks? Please pray also for Dean of Students Greg Hobaugh and the Student Affairs team as they welcome and orient students for their next few years at Westminster.
Things are good these days at the Seminary and we are full of hope for the new pastors, counselors, scholars, and church leaders who will be shaped within the halls of Van Til, and Machen, the Montgomery Library and the Carriage House. But we need God’s direct influence on our efforts and their lives, so we need your prayers. As alumni who have “been there, done that” would you bear us on your heart to the throne of grace and ask God’s help for us?
Before I sign off let me remind you of the great opportunity to access the ATLAS on line database which makes over 170 journals available for your study. It’s free when you sign up for the Westminster Alumni Association here.
Partnering with you for kingdom purposes,
Rev. John Currie, MAR, director of student development and alumni relations
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Alumna Riedel at Wheaton
Westminster Alumna Dr. Meredith L. D. Riedel (MDiv '02) has joined the history faculty at Wheaton College.
Dr. Riedel has joined the Wheaton College faculty as an assistant professor of history. She will be joining fellow Westminster Alumni Dr. Philip Graham Ryken (MDiv '92; president and professor of theology), Dr. Karen Jobes (MAR '89, PhD '95; professor of New Testament and Greek exegesis), and Dr. Ken Vanhoozer (MDiv '82; professor of theology).
Congratulations from Westminster, Dr. Riedel!
Dying with Christ
Camden Bucey, Westminster alumnus (MDiv '11) and PhD student posts on the blog, Historia Salutis
"Justification and its forensic benefits are sometimes presented as the whole story of salvation. Yet the gospel is so much more than acquittal from guilt. It is not anything less than acquittal, rather it is so much more. Most succinctly the gospel is the person of Jesus Christ crucified, raised, and ascended for those who believe in Him."
Visit the Reformed Forum website for more resources and broadcasts on Reformed Christianity.
Trueman on the Janet Mefferd Show
Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, professor of historical theology and church history, discusses his book Reformation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
There have been many great insights throughout Church history, so one wouldn't want to say that the Reformation was the only time that anything worth looking at was happening. But what I think the Reformers did particularly well was look at, for lack of a better word, the great existential questions of the Christian life: "How do I get right with God? ..."
Click here to listen to Dr. Trueman's talk with Janet Mefferd
ESV Student Study Bible
New ESV Student Study Bible now available at the Westminster Bookstore!
The most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today. Suited to high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is also a versatile resource for anyone engaged in serious study of God's Word.
Available at the Westminster bookstore in Hardcover, Navy Trutone, or Taupe Trutone
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