Redeemer Seminary News


Glen Clary and Dale Smith

“John Calvin: Servant of the Word”

Rev. Glen J. Clary, pictured standing on the left, Texas Campus Alum 2005, now pastor of Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, West Collingswood, NJ, has authored an article published by Ordained Servant on John Calvin’s preaching. Rev. Clary traces his interest in Calvin’s preaching ministry to his study at the Texas Campus under Dr. David McWilliams and Dr. Sinclair Ferguson.

Read Rev. Clary’s article on John Calvin: Servant of the Word

Dr. Paul Tripp joins the Redeemer faculty as Professor of Pastoral Life and Care

Paul Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission statement is “Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.” Paul also serves on the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he preaches on Sunday evenings and leads the Ministry to Center City. As an author, Paul has written ten books on Christian Living including: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands; War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Our Communication Struggles; Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens; Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God; How People Change (co-author); Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (co-author); A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You; Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy; A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble; Broken Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad. Paul has been married for many years to Luella and they have four grown children.

Counselors, pastors, elders, and deacons may audit this course at no cost. Continuing Education Units are available with cost through arrangement with Dr. Jeremy Lelek, President of the Association of Biblical Counselors. For more information or to register, please email

Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old to teach Worship course, January 11-15, 2010

The purpose of the course is to deepen the students’ biblical and theological understanding of public worship; to familiarize students with historic patterns of Christian worship; to help students develop a vision for a worshiping congregation; to encourage students to be thoughtful, joyful worshipers of the triune God; to provide students with resources as they plan and lead public worship. Topics covered include biblical-theological foundations of worship, the directive principle of worship as outlined in the Westminster Standards, the role of the means of grace in worship, contextualization and worship, music and worship, and contemporary issues with regard to worship. This special offering of the Worship course will carry 2 semester hours of credit.

Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old is the John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary and Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and has studied at the University of Tübingen, the Protestant Theological Faculty of Paris, the Institute Catholique of Paris, and the University of Basel. He completed a D. théol. at the University of Neuchâtel and was appointed a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey. His 18 years of pastoral ministry in two churches, combined with meticulous research, has informed his prolific publishing. Included among his many works are Worship: Reformed According to Scripture, The Patristic Roots of Reformed Worship, The Shaping of the Reformed Baptismal Rite in the Sixteenth Century, and Leading in Prayer: A Workbook for Ministers. Soon to be published is the last of seven volumes on The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church.

The course will meet daily, January 11-15, 9am-6pm with an extended lunch break.

Pastors, elders, and deacons may audit this course at no cost. To register, please email