Thursday, September 02, 2010

Gleanings from the Pastor's Perspective: Belhaven ‘College’

The Pastor’s Perspective
“Belhaven ‘College’”
First Published: February 22, 2005

twitter: since going “coed” in 1954, Belhaven University has done great things, and continues to do so

The latest edition of the Belhaven Tartan (118.1, Winter 2005) is out and there are a number of things to which I’d like to draw your attention. First, this edition celebrates Belhaven going co-ed in 1954 and thus highlights a numbers of ministers, members, missionaries and friends of our congregation who were part of that grand change in 71 years of Belhaven’s history as a women’s college. Buck Mosal, Brister Ware, Bill Hughes and Palmer Robertson were all parts of the early days of co-educational experience at Belhaven. There are lots of good stories and pictures relating to those times in the magazine. I’d encourage you to make a contribution to Belhaven and sign up for the Tartan so that you can keep up with the encouraging developments at this historic institution with which we have long-standing ties.

Second, this edition of the Tartan tells a little about Belhaven’s President, Dr. Roger Parrott’s leadership of the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization, put together by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE). As many of you know, the LCWE is a ministry network to promote cooperation and collaboration in the task of missions. It was established with the leadership of Billy Graham and John Stott back in the early 1970s. What an honor for our own Belhaven President to take such a lead in this venerable and important organization.

Third, there is a nice note in the Tartan about Guy Waters’ new book Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul. Guy and his wife Sarah are part of our church family, and Guy leads the presbytery’s credentials committee. His lectures on and written critiques of new theological trends that are undermining or attempting to modify our Confession’s exposition of the biblical teaching on justification by grace alone through faith alone are widely respected and are proving a great help to the whole PCA.

Your friend,

Ligon Duncan

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