Tom Nettles to deliver inaugural lectures at the Nicole Institute

If you are in the Orlando, Florida area, or can get there next week, you should take advantage of a great opportunity being afforded by the Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Tom Nettles, one of the premier Baptist historical theologians in our day, will be delivering lectures January 14-18 on Baptist Confessions at RTS-Orlando. Dr. Nettles has done extensive research into denominational, associational and individual Baptist confessions, especially as they have helped shaped Baptist identity.

The Nicole Institute, named after the late, distinguished Baptist theologian, Roger Nicole, was formed last year by Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando to encourage Baptist students in the study of reformed and Baptist theology and piety. The course can be taken for full MDiv credit or audited for a nominal cost. For more information contact the registrar’s office.

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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