Sixth Annual Reformation Bible College Convocation Service

Posted On September 17, 2016

Albert Mohler: On Heritage and Heroes (2016 Convocation Address)At Reformation Bible College (RBC), students are trained in biblical, theological, and worldview studies in order to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity, urgency, and passion—regardless of what profession they enter. To do that, they need biblical principles and examples to follow. In this convocation address, we will consider the role of heritage and heroes in developing Christian character.

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Posted by Reformation Bible College on Friday, September 16, 2016

On Friday, September 16, 2016, Reformation Bible College (RBC) celebrated its sixth annual convocation service formally marking the beginning of another academic year. The service was held at Saint Andrew’s Chapel during Ligonier Ministries’ 2016 Fall Conference and RBC’s Fall Preview Weekend. Reginald Lyle opened the evening with the stirring sound of Highland Cathedral on the bagpipes. This was followed by the singing of “A Mighty Fortress is our God” as the college’s students and faculty, dressed in full academic regalia, processed into the sanctuary of Saint Andrew’s Chapel.

The formalities were begun by college president, Dr. Stephen Nichols, bringing words of encouragement and reminding the student body that “the mission of Reformation Bible College is to flood the world with educated and articulate Christians.” Following the prayer of invocation and reading of Scripture, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Ligonier teaching fellow, delivered the commencement address titled On Heritage and Heroes.

Dr. Mohler answered the question “do we need great heroes?” and brought the students and faculty to Hebrews 11,  reminding them of man’s innate need for heroic examples. He shared of his own lifelong appreciation for the heroism and leadership of Winston Churchill and others noting that “one of the joys of authentic Christian higher education is that we share our love of true heroes with the next generation.” Dr. Mohler said “we are always choosing heroes. My suggestion to you tonight is that you choose your heroes very, very carefully.” He closed encouraging the student body to walk in the footsteps of the great biblical heroes, taking encouragement, and looking to Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith. “‘Men of whom the world is not worthy.’ That’s what I pray you see in this class of Reformation Bible College.”

Dr. Nichols administered the faculty vows and Rev. John Tweeddale prayed the prayer of dedication over the academic year. The faculty recessed as the gathered body sang “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” and the evening concluded following the benediction given by Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.

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