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AGTS News

Watch Roger Olson speak on why he isn't a Calvinist; listen to the Q&A
Dr. Roger Olson, Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, spoke at AGTS on November 11. He respectfully presented the differences between Arminian and Calvinist thought and described his deeply felt reasons for ascribing to Arminian theology. The lecture is an insightful affirmation of Arminian theological perspective.

AGTS president addresses strange fire controversy
President Byron. D. Klaus: "I regularly refer to the passage in Leviticus 10:1 that identifies the exploits of several presumptuous Old Testament characters-Nadab and Abihu. They thought that folks didn't really care about the presence of integrity in God's work, just so long as it had the 'aura' of authenticity. ..."  Read more.  Spanish version.
Christianity Today explores usefulness of seminary
While not pretending that a seminary education is a prerequisite to being used by God, this article explores how formal education CAN help build the church. Read it!
Check out the Fall issue of Encounter Journal
"Business, the Internet, and the Christian Life" 
"This issue, in part, explores the interface between business and Christ's Kingdom," said President Byron D. Klaus. "How do we create systems that affirm human effort and protect against human greed? When economic systems go awry, we discover the power of the world's evil is far grater than the sins of its individuals. We need biblically rooted theological reflection that is equal to the challenges that a globalized economy poses. Most importantly, we need to ..." Read more.

Call for photos!
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promotions@agts.edu by December 4, and we might just make you famous! 
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Connect with the AGTS president Byron D. Klaus
 

December 5: Speaking at the Springfield North AG Sectional Christmas Banquet at Peace Chapel in Fair Grove, Mo.

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Faculty News

 


David Bundrick
('81) 

October 25-26: Represented AGTS and the EU School of Theology and Church Ministries at the Church Multiplication Network Conference, hosted by North Central University in Minneapolis, Minn. for AG deans and directors of Church Ministries departments 


Roger Cotton ('78)
September 2013: Was named secretary for the Springfield Mayor's Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations

 

November 19-23: Attended the annual national meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research, Baltimore, Md.

 

 

James Hernando ('78)

November 19-21: Attended the Evangelical Theological Society's annual conference in Baltimore, Md.

 

 


Paul Lewis 
('88)

Attended the Christian Business Faculty Association with his wife, Evelyn, in Bourbonnais, Ill. in October

 

   

Johan Mostert

November 1-3: Attended the board meetings of Kerus Global Education in Orange County and participated in a successful fund-raising event for their life-skills training activities in Southern Africa. He serves as a development consultant to this organization. 
 
 
Charlie Self
November 14-15: Was the keynote speaker for the Kern Pastoral Network Leaders, Akron, Ohio 

November 18-21: Presented a paper at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Charlie SelfJohan Mostert,  Deborah Gill ('78,'79)

November 21-23: Participated in training pastoral staff in five churches from all over the nation who are in the application phase of the Discipleship Assessment research project sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation, Dallas, Texas. 

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Books and Publications
 
Deborah Gill ('78/'79) co-authored with Ava Oleson ('11): "Pentecostal Female Pastors," chapter 34, in Religious Leadership, A Reference Handbook (in 2 volumes).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013, 1:282-286.
 

Keener ActsThe second volume of Craig Keener's ('85,'87) four-volume commentary has been released by Baker Academic, Acts: An Exegetical Commentary: 3:1-14:28. In this volume Keener continues his detailed exegesis of Acts, utilizing an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offering a wealth of fresh insights. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He is the author of many books, including the bestseller The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New TestamentMiracles: The Credibility of the New Testament AccountsThe Historical Jesus of the GospelsGift and Giver, and commentaries on Matthew, John, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians and Revelation.

 

Johan Mostert wrote an article that has been accepted by the Canadian Journal of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity and is to be published in their next edition. He contributed a chapter to "Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity," edited by Wonsuk Ma, Veli-Matti Karkkainen and Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu. It is Volume XX of the Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series and is currently in print.

 

Randy Walls ('97/'04) wrote two eShort Boomer to Zoomer articles (generational issues) for Enrichment Journal---one in the summer and one in the fall of 2013. He also authored "The Call of God: Understanding Purpose and Vocation in the Christian Life" in Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry on vocational calling.

 

Mark Wootton's ('03) The Complete Pentecostal: More Than Just Tongues is being published chapter by chapter in upcoming issues of Spiritual Resources, which is the pastoral journal for Eastern Europe from Life Publishers. It will be translated into Albanian, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian.

 

Charlie Self wrote two articles with Missio Alliance and The Acton Institute: "Liberated from Ideological Captivity: Becoming Creative, Ecumenical and Hospitable" and "Why John Wesley Matters for 21st Century Mission."

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Alumni News
 

Jimmy Bayes ('88) graduated with a Ph.D. in ecclesial leadership from Regent University.His dissertation is titled: "Toward a Model of Divine Empowerment: A Socio-rhetorical Analysis of the Relationship between the Ascension of Christ and Leadership Empowerment in Ephesians 4:1-16". Jimmy lives in Bryan, Texas, and is involved in leadership training. He also serves as a church life consultant and coach.

 

Tom Mathew ('10) serves as director of adult ministries at James River Assembly in Ozark, Mo.

 

Chaplain Kwon Pyo ('88) will report to Womack Army Medical Center in January as the senior hospital chaplain. He completed 20 years of active duty army service in February of 2013.

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Upcoming Events
 

Dec. 5

Hogan Lecture III with Dr. Joseph Dimitrov, 2 p.m., AGTS Chapel (will be live streamed online, go to www.agts.edu on December 5)

Dec. 9-13

Final Exam Week

Dec. 16-17

HLC Visit

Dec. 24-26

Christmas Break (Building Closed Dec. 23-27)

Jan. 1New Year's Day (Building Closed)
Jan. 6New Student Orientation, Classes Begin