News from the Center
2015 Ryan Center Bible Conference
Aug 25, 2014 - Save the dates -- March 20-21, 2015. Reverend Sandy Willson will join us once again, along with breakout sessions with the School of Theology & Missions faculty. The title for the next conference is "But As For You: Regaining Our Confidence in God's Word" from 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8.
Apr 7, 2014 - Psalmfest II: An evening of worship with the Psalms
April 22, 2014: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Carl Grant Events Center, Banquet Hall
An evening of worship, Scripture reading, choral performance, and personal reflection focused exclusively on the message of the Psalms. Union University’s De (READ MORE)
Ryan Center conference speakers show how Psalms point to Christ
Apr 18, 2013 - JACKSON, Tenn. – April 18, 2013– Students of Scripture from as close as Jackson to as far away as Myanmar spent April 12-13 at Union University learning about the Psalms during the biennial R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies conference, “Read, Pray, Sing: The Psalms as an Entryway to the Scriptur (READ MORE)
Ryan Center conference draws pastor from Myanmar
Apr 12, 2013 - JACKSON, Tenn. – April 12, 2013– Kyaw Zin Htwe sat at a computer in Yangon, Myanmar, looking for a Bible conference to attend.
He discovered this weekend’s conference at Union University – “Read, Pray, Sing: The Psalms as an Entryway to the Scriptures,” hosted by the R.C. Ryan Center for Bibli (READ MORE)
Ryan Center Bible conference to focus on Psalms
Mar 11, 2013 - JACKSON, Tenn. – March 11, 2013– Andy Davis and Heath Thomas will be the featured speakers for the “Read, Pray, Sing” conference April 12-13 at Union University.
The conference, sponsored by Union’s R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, will address the topic of the Psalms as an entryway to S (READ MORE)
‘KJV 400’ book addresses legacy and impact of King James Bible
Feb 27, 2013 - JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 27, 2013– A new book edited by Ray Van Neste examines the impact of the King James Version of the Bible on many different disciplines over the past 400 years.
Published by BorderStone Press, “KJV 400: The Legacy and Impact of the King James Version” includes material adap (READ MORE)
Ryan Center receives book donation from Dehoney family
Jul 26, 2012 - JACKSON, Tenn. – July 26, 2012– The family of prominent Southern Baptist statesman and former Union University trustee Wayne Dehoney has donated a portion of his personal library to the R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies.
The collection was delivered to Union’s Jackson campus this week. Amo (READ MORE)
Ryken lauds King James Version as ‘greatest English Bible ever’
Sep 17, 2011 - JACKSON, Tenn. – September 20, 2011– The King James Version of the Bible is considered a great book because of how it was compiled and received, but also because its legacy continues today, said Leland Ryken at a Union University conference held Sept. 15-17.
Ryken, a professor of English at Wh (READ MORE)
George: Tyndale’s life ‘like a spy novel’
Sep 15, 2011 - JACKSON, Tenn. – September 16, 2011– William Tyndale is still remembered as an influential leader in church history because he gave his life to one goal -- translating the Bible into English from its original languages -- Timothy George said at a Union University conference Sept. 15.
George, d (READ MORE)
Green Collection of rare Bibles to be open to public for two viewings
Sep 9, 2011 - JACKSON, Tenn. – September 9, 2011– The Green Collection, one of the world’s largest private collections of rare Bibles, biblical texts and artifacts, will be on display at Union University and open to the public Sept. 15 and Sept. 17.
The collection, owned by Steve Green, president of Hobby L (READ MORE)
Ryan Center Hosts 2011 Bible Conference with David Platt, Michael Card and George Guthrie
Apr 19, 2011 - Biblical literacy involves not just scholarly knowledge of God’s word but obedience to it, David Platt said at a Union University conference April 16-17.
“You can have all the Bible knowledge in the world and still miss the point,” Platt said. “What we’re after is not information -- that’s not (READ MORE)
400 year old Geneva Bible survived tornado, returns to Ryan Center
Feb 5, 2009 - The 1615 Geneva Bible which serves as the centerpiece for the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies has finally returned to its home. Although renovation of the Center was completed several months ago, the artifa (READ MORE)
2009 Bible Conference Features D. A. Carson
Aug 13, 2008 - Renowned New Testament scholar D. A. Carson will headline the Ryan Center’s upcoming 2009 Bible Conference. It is a great privilege and honor to be hosting Dr. Carson, a widely popular teacher, speaker, and writer.
Ellsworth Makes Book Donation to Ryan Center
Apr 3, 2008 - Roger Ellsworth, pastor for over 40 years and former president of the Illinois Baptist State Association, has recently donated over 600 books to Union University’s Ryan Center for Biblical Studies. The books include several bibles, some with Hebrew and Greek texts, commentaries, theological works, (READ MORE)
Ryan Center Currently Closed for Rebuilding
Feb 25, 2008 - The R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies at Union University is currently closed due to damage from the recent tornados. We are currently working to determine which books can be salvaged. The total loss of books is yet to be determined. More information will be made available when possible. Thanks (READ MORE)
Union Library Provides Critically Needed Space for Ryan Center Holdings
Feb 25, 2008 - The Ryan Center would like to offer special thanks to Union University's Emma Waters Summar Library for providing space to store the books which were evacuated from the Ryan Center. Damp and hastily boxed up, the books were in critical need of a climate controled space where they could be opened up (READ MORE)
Cornerstone Community Church Contributes to the Evacuation Efforts of the Ryan Center
Feb 25, 2008 - The Ryan Center offers special thanks to Cornerstone Community Church of Jackson, Tennessee for donating boxes to the Ryan Center for use in packing up and moving the library after the tornado. After roof damage and a burst water pipe threatened to destroy the center's holdings, Center Director Ray (READ MORE)
University News Releases
- Ryan Center provides teaching for ministers in Ethiopia (8/30/2012)
- Union's R.C. Ryan Center receives book donation from Dehoney family (7/26/2012)
- HCSB Study Bible includes contributions from four at Union (9/27/2010)
- Ryan Center donates 450 pounds of books to Ethiopian library (4/19/2010)
- Merrell donates 4,000-volume library to Union (10/26/2006)
- Ghana trip provides Van Neste with opportunities for teaching, evangelism (2/18/2005)
- Newest publication by Dockery and Guthrie aids laity in Bible interpretation (6/24/2004)
- Portrait of former professor, Bible translator donated to Union University’s Ryan Center (4/29/2004)
- Union's Ryan Center Hosts "The Power and the Promise of the Word" (4/8/2003)
- Union Remembers the Geneva Bible (3/12/2003)
- Geneva Bible Expert to Speak at Union (3/10/2003)
- The life of a pastor can be found in his books: Paschall library dedicated at Union (10/4/2002)
- Union University’s R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies launches new website (9/4/2002)
- A 1615 Geneva Bible comes home to Union (6/26/2002)
- Union receives Paschall book collection (5/13/2002)