You may recognize Dr. Rosalie de Rosset as a Today in the Word Q and A columnist. She's also a writer, conference speaker, frequent guest at Moody Radio programs, and book club host. But her life's passion is teaching. In May, she celebrated 50 years of service at Moody Bible Institute as a professor of Communications and Literature. What a remarkable achievement!
In May, Moody honored Dr. de Rosset at President’s Chapel, where former students and colleagues spoke of her influence on their lives. As a pillar of the Communications and General Education department at Moody, she has taught scores of students to be better thinkers, readers, writers, and speakers.
“The most important thing you can do is to be humble and teachable
and to encourage both qualities in your students.”
–Dr. Rosalie de Rosset
Dr. de Rosset is known for challenging her students (and our Today in the Word readers) to dig deeper into God’s Word, to love God and follow His leading, and to think theologically about personal and political issues. She keeps in touch with many of her former students who thank her for the role she played in their faith journey. Dr. de Rosset says, “I’ve had more than eight thousand students.
I love my students! I love talking to them about their lives, their struggles, and the way Jesus meets them. I’ve grown up with my students.” After 50 years, Dr. de Rosset is thankful for what teaching has taught her. “The most important thing you can do is to be humble and teachable and to encourage both qualities in your students.”
This year, Eric Redmond authored Today in the Word devotionals on 2 Chronicles (March 2019) and the Gospel of Mark (August 2019). In April, Dr. Eric Redmond successfully defended his doctoral dissertation earned his PhD! Moody students honored their professor for his accomplishment with showers of silly string and balloons.
Dr. Redmond is an associate professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute. He began teaching at Moody in 2015, after attending Washington Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD from Capital Seminary and Graduate School. He and his wife, Pamela, live with their five children in the Chicago suburbs where he also serves as an associate pastor at a local church.