The induction of Dr Alistair Wilson to the position of lecturer in New Testament and Mission at Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) takes place on Friday, 16th February at 7:30 pm in St Columbas Free Church, Johnston Ter, Edinburgh EH12PW. Everyone is welcome.
Alistair joined the ETS faculty in January and has a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of Aberdeen. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and the Free Church College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary), Alistair was an Associate Pastor in Inverness before moving to Highland Theological College where he taught New Testament from 1996 to 2005. He was then appointed to Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa, becoming Principal in 2006. Alistair returned to Highland Theological College in January 2015, where he has taught until the present time.
ETS Principal Iver Martin, who was delighted by the new appointment, said, "Dr Wilson possesses the qualifications and experience which ETS currently needs in the development of our new Missions Centre. We are thrilled that he has accepted this appointment and look forward to the important contribution he will make to the Seminary as a member of our full time teaching staff."
As well as having written several published works, Alistair has been Editor of The Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology and New Testament Review Editor of Themelios. He is an Adjunct (‘Extraordinary’ in South African terminology) Professor of New Testament in the Research Unit for Reformed Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the New Testament Society of South Africa.
In connection with Dr Wilson’s appointment, our regulations direct that the following edict is given:
The Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh and Perth, having resolved to proceed to the Induction of Dr Alistair Wilson, who has been duly appointed to be the full-time lecturer in Mission and New Testament studies at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, did, and hereby do, issue their edict, giving notice to all persons concerned, that if any of them have anything to object to the life or doctrine of the said Dr Alistair Wilson, they must substantiate the objections to the satisfaction of the Presbytery at a meeting to be held in St Columba’s Free Church on Friday, the 16th day of February 2018, at 7.15. o’clock, with certification that if no one offers any relevant objection, or unless relevant objections be proven instanter, the Presbytery will then forthwith proceed to the induction of the said Dr Alistair Wilson to the post of full-time lecturer in Mission and New Testament studies at Edinburgh Theological Seminary,