In This Issue

In the fall semester that has just concluded, the RTS campuses, along with educational institutions everywhere, encountered the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the kind providence of God we managed to maintain residential classroom instruction, with small disruptions here and there. The pandemic affected lectures in the classrooms, conversations in the hallways, and messages in chapel. Included in this issue are two addresses from the Orlando campus, the opening convocation by Academic Dean Michael Allen and the last chapel sermon by Dean of the Chapel Michael Glodo, both of which touch on the virus’s reminder of our mortality.

This issue also marks the debut of an occasional series that will revisit theological books in the recent past that have attained recognition as classics, with a view toward assessing their influence and ongoing value. We begin by marking the fortieth anniversary of Eugene Peterson’s A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.