Any current RTS Jackson students out there?

Discussion in 'Seminaries, Colleges & Education' started by Awenwonder, Nov 17, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    I am starting the MDIV program at RTS jackson this summer, 2010. Any current or new RTS Jackson students out there?

    Tom Von Stroh
     
  2. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    I think I am the only one on the PB. Patrick Severson and Andrew Barnes are recent grads.
     
  3. kevin.carroll

    kevin.carroll Puritan Board Junior

    I am also a recent grad. You are in Mecca, my friend. Enjoy it.
     
  4. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    Sorry Kevin, I did not realize you attended here, I will add you to my list.
     
  5. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    I graduated in 2006. I have fond memories of my time there. It is an excellent school.
     
  6. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Alan-What year are you right now?

    -----Added 11/18/2009 at 11:59:37 EST-----

    Glad to hear, Fred! I have seen some of your posts regarding RTS Jackson on the board and that you have a very positive opinion. Care to elaborate? Any advice for an incoming student? I am going to be taking the Biblical Exegesis emphasis with Miles and the Counseling emphasis. Looking forward to learning from Miles, Guy, Derek, Ligon, etc. Thanks!
     
  7. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

     
  8. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

     
  9. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    Miles pedagogical approach is outstanding, he is very entertaining while at the same time making the material understandable. Hebrew is a very intimidating language even after taking Greek and Miles made it just a joy. Dan Timmer began teaching here this semester and I imagine he will pick up the slack the semester Miles is gone. Don't tell anyone but I am planning on taking Homiletics and NT classes exclusively next fall.
     
  10. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Alan- Good to hear, Miles told me about Dan Timmer, said he was a good addition tot he falculty, of course he would say that being Academic Dean! Seriously, I heard from a few that Timmer was good. I was wondering how his sabbatical will impact things, makes sense to adjust, I thought about doing that myself, even told Miles that and he laughed and promised me that he would find a top notch replacement. I won't say anything about your schedule change! I am still hoping he will be teaching summer greek when I start this summer, he said there was a 50% chance he still would, otherwise Guy will which will still be good. What other faculty, classes have impressed you or you feel were particularly instructive?
     
  11. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Kevin-Thanks, I believe I will enjoy the experience. When did you graduate? What do you appreciate the most from your years at RTS Jackson? Any advice?
     
  12. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    Tom,
    I really have nothing bad to say about any faculty here. I have only had Dan Timmer for two classes, thats two days, he is doing the last half of Biblical Theology the Miles started in september. Bruce Baugus is another new prof that is just fascinating to listen to. Dr. Medieros is great, you will never fall asleep in his class, you will see what I mean the first time you sit in his class. Guy Waters is soooo knowledgeable about Greek it isn't funny. Ligon Duncan, what more needs saying. I have been fortunate to have had Dr. Duncan for two classes since Derek Thomas is on sabbatical this semester Ligon is teaching Systematics I. Have not had Dr. Thomas or Dr. Ireland yet so nothing to report there, although I will have the honor of taking classes with both next semester. Let's see, oh yeah, Dr. Hoffecker, I have him for History I right now and he is a great lecturer with just a wealth of knowledge on Church History.

    Do you know where you are going to live yet? I live on campus in the apartments. Are you married? Any children?
     
  13. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks for the info, Alan. We are reserved for a 3 BR townhome off campus, I am married 14 years, 4 children, leaving a career in accounting/auditing. How about you?
     
  14. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Moderator

    I loved it there. I graduated in 2008. It was a time of great testing but also great rewards. I made some good friends there (i.e. Fred, Andrew, Kevin, Alan) both in the seminary/church community and without. If you live in the townhomes you should get acclimated rather quickly. I lived a couple blocks away from there. Feel free to email or PM me if you have any questions.
    :2cents:
     
  15. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks, Patrick! I'll respond more later but it is good to know there are a few grads out there to get advice from.
     
  16. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    I am married and we have a 13 yr. old son, how old is your oldest?
     
  17. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    My oldest is 5, then 3, 1, 6mo. 3 boys and a baby girl!
     
  18. kevin.carroll

    kevin.carroll Puritan Board Junior

    Hank out in Miles office. Take him donuts. Pretend to be a Framekwork guy.

    Guy: just hang in there. Lots of good knowledge.

    Derek/Ligon: get as much as you can from them.
     
  19. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Tom,

    The faculty at Jackson is very good, and not just the "big names." Dennis Ireland is an excellent NT and Greek scholar. Andrew Hoffecker is first rate. So are many others.

    I would spend an inordinate amount of time on the languages when you first arrive. You can always catch up on other reading, but once you fall behind on the language, you may never catch up.
     
  20. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks, Fred! I appreciate your opinion. Miles gave me the same exact advice. Prioritize the language study and it makes everything else easier. Can I contact you privately for further questions?

    -----Added 11/21/2009 at 08:08:07 EST-----

    Kevin-
    So Miles likes donuts.....What is a "framework guy"?, pardon my ignorence!
     
  21. JoyFullMom

    JoyFullMom Puritan Board Junior

    Tom,

    I may have a very experienced babysitter headed your way Fall 2010. :) My eldest (of six children), and my right hand, is possibly headed to Belhaven College. :) The Lord sure appears to be paving the way...
     
  22. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Tom, absolutely!

    I'll be in my office on Monday and Tuesday if you want to call me. 281.392.0002
     
  23. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Framework is a view of creation which does not hold to a literal 24hr/6day creation. His Biblical Theology can be a little 'over the top' if you ask me.
     
  24. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    Framework view of the days of creation, not a literal twenty-four hour day.

    -----Added 11/21/2009 at 08:44:13 EST-----

    His biblical theology is fantastic and right on target!!
     
  25. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Don't make me pull out my notes...
     
  26. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    :scholar:

    Just curious, which part do you have a problem with, the theme of the Kingdom of God or the centrality of Jesus Christ?


    P.S. Mod's-Andrew and I are just kidding, we are in a FF league and he always gives me trouble.
     
  27. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    The interpretation and exegesis of Scripture because of His TOO high of Biblical Theological view.

    His layout/chart of how to look at Scripture has flaws too.
     
  28. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Moderator

    I share Andrew's reservations. Miles has some great insights and I thoroughly enjoyed his teaching. He was awesome in Greek and Hebrew. But I think he does over-emphasize the biblical theology. And his views on the structure of the Canon, though interesting and often helpful, need further peer review and study before I jump on the bandwagon completely. :2cents:
     
  29. kevin.carroll

    kevin.carroll Puritan Board Junior

    Don't miles started on sex as Sacrament.
     
  30. Awenwonder

    Awenwonder Puritan Board Freshman

    Polly,

    That would be an answer to prayer! An experienced, mature, Godly babysitter is simply just a gift from Heaven! We do not take it lightly. I would love to stay in touch if that would materialize! When are you finalizing the decision? Our associate pastor almost sent his oldest to Belhaven but he went to Patrick Henry instead. They have absolutely nothing bad to say about Belhaven. Excellent school. You might have already talked with him on this board. His name is Rick Franks, his board name is rrfranks. His son who is at Patrick Henry is lamalas on the board. Feel free to contact them if you havent already but I suspect you already have!

    -----Added 11/23/2009 at 01:13:03 EST-----

    Okay, let me get this straight....Alan, you support the non-literal "framework" view? Andrew, you support the literal 6 day 24 hours view? I agree with Dr. Currid's view of creation which is a literal 6 day /24 hour view. RTS Jackson recommends that every incoming MDIV student listent to Currid's lectures on creation which explains and supports the literal 6 day view. I know Ligon supports the literal view as well but the PCA put out a statement a few years back that added contraversy to the issue. I have not read it yet, care to summarize for me? How common is the framework view in the PCA? I know the OPC has taken a courageous stand on the literal view. Good for them!

    -----Added 11/23/2009 at 01:14:33 EST-----

    HaHaHa, that sounds like Miles! I heard he has a good sense of humor.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page