Category Archives: student news

Former Student’s Talk on 1859 Ulster Revival

Having carried out an examination of the place of prayer in the Ulster Revival of 1859 for her M.A. dissertation taken through KEDS, Donna Orr (now an Associate Tutor at the school) has been asked to give an historical talk on this revival for Libraries N.I. at the end of October. A good number of attendees is expected, and Donna requests our prayers, particularly that although this is essentially a historical talk, many will be encouraged to seek and pray for a similar revival in Northern Ireland at this time.

For any KEDS students who live in Northern Ireland and would like to attend, the talk takes place on Thursday, 24 October 2013 in Greenisland Library, Carrickfergus at 6.30 p.m. Admission is free, but booking is advised.

KEDS student’s new pastorate in Australia

KEDS Student Chaplain Revd Chris Lazenby writes:

I’m sure all our students and tutors will wish to congratulate KEDS student Lee Wardle on his appointment as pastor of the Gospel Light Evangelical Church, Pymble, Sydney, NSW, Australia on 19th August this year. Lee, who originally hails from Scotland, UK, and has been a member of the church for around five years, tells us that he’ll be ‘carrying out all teaching and preaching duties (as well as all those other things a pastor does, evangelism, visiting, arranging church outings etc.’). Lee and wife, Lorraine, who have five children, Luke, David, Sarah, Lea Ann and Caleb, are looking forward to the many challenges to come.

Lee wishes to extend his appreciation and thanks to KEDS lecturers who have helped him over the years, adding that his experience with the college has enriched his growing knowledge of God’s word. He also wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to Lorraine ‘for the way she has fully supported and encouraged me to keep going despite all my health issues.’

On this latter point, I know Lee would value the prayers of our students and faculty regarding his recent heart problems – for healing, and for strength to deal with any problems to come. Let’s pray too, that God’s light truly will shine through Lee’s work in his new role as pastor. Further information about Lee and the church can be found at and respectively.

Themelios 36.1

Just had a chance to check out the latest edition of Themelios (Volume 36, Issue 1 May 2011) and as usual, it features some very helpful thoughts and articles. The main entries are below, together with the usual excellent range of book reviews.

D. A. Carson – Editorial: On Abusing Matthew 18
Carl Trueman – Minority Report: Know Your Limits: The Key Secret of Theological Controversy
Keith E. Johnson – Trinitarian Agency and the Eternal Subordination of the Son: An Augustian Perspective
Uche Anizor – A Spirited Humanity: The Trinitarian Ecclesiology of Colin Gunton
Stephen Dempster – Review Article: Magnum Opus and Magna Carta: The Meaning of the Pentateuch
Robert H. Gundry – Pastoral Pensées: The Hopelessness of the Unevangelized

It’s available free online guide in HTML format or PDF.

Smartphone App Makes Book Citations a Snap

From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

A new smartphone application takes most of the grunt work out of citing books in scholarly papers.

Quick Cite, which costs 99 cents and is available for both iPhones and Android-based phones, uses the camera on a smartphone to scan the bar code on the back of a book. It then e-mails you a bibliography-ready citation in one of four popular styles—APA, MLA, Chicago, or IEEE.

Andy Cheung is based at King’s Evangelical Divinity School, an accredited British college delivering distance learning courses worldwide.

Logos Bible Software discount

Just a reminder that students are able to purchase the popular Logos Bible software at a 30% discount using the following link.

New Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style—the basic style guide for most publishers—is now available in the 16th edition. If you’re an author, this is an important work to have on hand


Some helpful links:
* Online paid electronic subscription information
* Free 30-day online trial
* Free, quick, online style guide intro
* What’s new in the 16th edition?
* Significant rule changes in the 16th edition

HT: Justin Taylor

For accredited, online and distance education courses in Theology and Biblical Studies visit the King’s Evangelical Divinity School website.