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This month's i'd like to introduce you to an alumnus who has taken on a major role at Westminster. Steven Carter (M.Div. '78) now serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the seminary. Here is a word of introduction from Steve.
Westminster alumni love to share memories. Here are a few of mine from the 70’s. I had the last class Dr. Van Til ever taught – an elective on the theology of Barth in the fall of 1975. I hold my plunking with chalk he threw from his podium as a badge of honor.
After being taunted by students as he cruised by in his shiny red Camaro convertible, Jay Adams fully answered them by peeling rubber in front of the Machen porch.
I love to remember the colorful characters who became good friends: A fundamentalist college graduate who was a rebel for the cause of Calvin; a Harvard graduate who lived to tell the story in a book called From Harvard to Hell and Back; an honor student who read at the slowest pace but with the most thorough retention I ever saw and who helped me understand the new world that opens up at Westminster because of the insights of Geerhardus Vos.
Professors Gaffin and Dillard changed my faith in Christ forever. I began to understand that because of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead, we, like the first century believers, are those “upon whom the end of the ages has come.” It meant an experience with the Scriptures so powerful you could taste it; that taste was “sweeter than honey from the honeycomb,” and was indeed a taste of “the powers of the age to come.”
Last summer, after some years in pastoral ministry and many more in business, I returned to campus to interview for a job. The memories came flooding back as I once again walked around on what is for me hallowed ground.
After several months on the job, the sheer pleasure of working here is tempered by the reality of another sort of new world for Westminster: A new world of scarcity. Leadership in such a time as this has to look for new ways we can be a viable institution into the future. We’ve done a lot already to address a difficult financial situation, but more needs to be done.
When you visit the campus, please stop in to my office to share a memory or two. I’d love to pray with you that Westminster continues its strategic role in the kingdom of Jesus by teaching the whole counsel of God.
-Steve Carter (M.Div. '78), CAO.
Partnering with you for kingdom purposes,
Rev. John Currie, MAR, director of student development and alumni relations
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Noah Huss with the Lord
Noah Huss (M.Div. '09) went home to the Lord on Tuesday, March 6th. He was 34.
Please join us in lifting up in prayer the Huss family, World Team and the Westminster community as we mourn the loss of our brother in Christ.
Noah is survived by his wife, Rachel, and their three sons. During his time at Westminster, Noah was well known for his ministry to other students. He was the very first student to work in the Seminary’s Center for Theological Writing. After graduation Noah worked for World Team for the past 3 and a half years as a mobilizer.
Dr. Harold Carl (Ph.D. '92): This year marks three anniversaries for me – 10 years as University Chaplain / Biblical Studies Adjunct at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas; 20 years in Christian Higher Education; 30 years in ministry in my denomination. Also this year, for the 5th year, I will travel to Ephraim, Utah with a LETU spring break mission team of 22, doing evangelism and friendship evangelism with Mormon college students.
Rev. David H. Kim (M.Div. '01): I graduated from WTS in 2001 with my MDiv, currently working at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. I just released a new devotional which is now available on sale on Amazon. This devotional was written to help people understand the larger narrative of the Bible and takes people through key passages of Scripture, with an emphasis on the covenant. I wanted to share the news with you to see if this might be helpful or useful as an example of what WTS alum are doing. Click here to see his book Glimpses of a Greater Glory.
The Alumni Office at Westminster is always interested to hear how the Lord is using you in ministry. Drop us an email anytime at email@example.com and share what’s new in your life.
Dr. Carson at Westminster
Dr. D. A. Carson spoke at the fifth annual Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture, and Mission on March 14th, 2012.
Dr. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, gave a lecture entitled A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misconstrued, and Currently Disputed: Jesus, the Son of God.
Listen to the lecture in Westminster's Media Center.
Westminster alumni gathered for a luncheon after the 2012 Gaffin lecture on March 14th, 2012.
Click here to see a slideshow of photos from the event.
Orthodoxy Leads to Doxology
Meet Andrew Kim, an M.Div. student at Westminster
“There were some things I really didn’t know and couldn’t place my finger on, things that I didn’t have terminology to describe until I got to Westminster, for example, presuppositional apologetics and redemptive history. When I visited Westminster, they specifically talk about those two things in their admissions booklet. When I saw that, I figured that this is exactly what I want to be trained in, and how I want to be trained.”
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