CCS M.St. Grad Joe Rigney Receives Christianity Today 2016 Book Award
NSA’s Master of Studies in Classical Christian Studies (CCS) is a low-residency graduate studies program committed to instructional excellence and a distinctively Christian and Reformed perspective. NSA’s M.St. is a degree for men and women who are taking up the mantle of cultural leadership. We prepare our students to draw upon the western liberal arts tradition as they shape culture in the 21st century.
This is why we are particularly pleased to learn that Joe Rigney, a recent CCS Master of Studies graduate from New Saint Andrews, was just awarded the Christianity Today 2016 Book Award in the “Christian Living/Discipleship” category for his new book, The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts. Rachel Marie Stone of CT had this to say about the book:
“Too often, we treat delight in the beauties of nature and culture as distractions from the divine, or else consider our spiritual lives cordoned off from the rest of life—our leisure, food, clothes, relationships. Rigney invites us to enter into a more spiritually mature understanding of God’s good gifts, in order to bless God for all he gives, to mirror his generosity, and to model grace and gratitude, whether we have little or much.”
Joe Rigney is assistant professor of theology and Christian worldview at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is a pastor at Cities Church.
For those of you who will be in Moscow in January, you are invited to hear Joe Rigney speak at Trinity Reformed Church’s annual Epiphany Lectures, January 29-30. His topic will be “ Indomitable Joy: The Deep Roots and Happy Fruits of Calvinism.” More information is available on TRC’s Facebook event page.
Congratulations to Joe Rigney!