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Highlights from The Expository Times – Buswell Library Select Items
By Covenant Seminary on Monday, December 10th, 2012
Posted In: Library

Expository Times (October 2012)The October issue of The Expository Times (vol. 124, no. 1) recently arrived in the Library. Here are some highlights:

Duke Divinity’s Ellen F. Davis writes “Witnessing to God in the Midst of Life: Old Testament Preaching,” which notes that the “Bible is rigorously realistic in its representations of human character, the conditions and contingencies of life in this world.” Preaching the OT therefore should aim “to invite Christians to grow toward spiritual maturity in circumstances that are always less than ideal.” Such preaching “may enable both preacher and hearers to enter into the biblical story in ways that open up a complex and faithful moral vision.” Read the full article [students & staff only]

Edinburgh’s Graeme Auld writes “Norman Porteous and Germany: For Rudolf Smend in Göttingen at 80.” The focus is extensive Porteous correspondence with German scholars over many years (Porteous lived from 1898 to 2003). Read the full article [students & staff only]

“Habakkuk: A Guide to Prayer” is by K. Rochester, who finds “through the twists and turns of the prophet’s prayer journey...a model to inspire our own.” Read the full article [students & staff only]

William Gurnall’s The Christian in Complete Armour, reprinted (from its 1865 edition) by Hendrickson in 2011, receives a favorable review. Little is known about Pastor Gurnall, but this work runs to 1,195 pages and was originally issued in 3 volumes (1655, 1658, & 1662). The Latin is translated and “unusual dialect terms” explained. Read the review [students & staff only]

Read the whole issue online [students & staff only]

Class Notes
[MATS] - 
Randy Rhea

After ten years as an assistant pastor of Grace Evangelical, Germantown, TN, Randy Rhea (MATS ’98) planted Trinity Presbyterian Church, Corinth, MS. This past January, Randy and his wife moved to Madison, MS where Randy is serving as the assistant pastor of Madison Heights Presbyterian. Randy and his wife Sheri have two children, Emily (12) and Walker (9).

[MDiv] - 
Michael Hall

Congratulations to Michael Hall (MDiv '00) on becoming Pastor to Students at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA. Michael has served as Pastor of Student Ministries at Kirk of the Hills, St. Louis, MO for the past seven years. Michael and his wife Kirby Hall MATS '99) have three children, McKenzie (10), Carter (9), and John Thomas (7).

[DMin] - 
Jame Hahs

After 11 years as pastor of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Jame Hahs (DMin ‘ 06) was appointed to the position of Directing Pastor of Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton, IL. He is now entering his fourth year in that position. Jame and his wife Donna live in Alton, IL.

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