First Chapel of Fall Semester
Posted On August 22, 2016
The new school year at Reformation Bible College began in earnest Thursday as RBC held its first chapel of the fall semester. Dr. Stephen J. Nichols, president of RBC and chief academic officer at Ligonier Ministries, welcomed the new students and welcomed back returning students.
Rev. John W. Tweeddale was announced as the academic dean and professor of theology. Rev. Tweeddale brings a wealth of experience in pastoral ministry and in teaching to the position.
Rev. Burk Parsons, co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., and editor of Tabletalk magazine, gave the chapel address. Drawing from Romans 12, Rev. Parsons challenged the students on what it means to be truly Reformed: it is not merely about head knowledge, but about applying that knowledge in a God-glorifying way. “My hope for all of you,” he said, “is that you would not just grow in knowledge—and I do hope you grow in knowledge—but that that knowledge would make you a gracious man or woman who is really Reformed.”