The RTS family is deeply saddened to inform you that Dr. Kevin Collins was in a fatal car accident Monday morning in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kevin was a great friend and colleague. He will be dearly missed.

As details regarding funeral arrangements, etc. become clear, we will communicate them.

We’d like to share with you a reflection from Dr. Scott Swain, President of RTS Orlando:

This past Sunday was Ascension Sunday. Kevin posted Q & A 49 from the Heidelberg Catechism regarding Christ’s ascension.

Question: How does Christ’s ascension benefit us? Answer: First, he pleads our cause in heaven in the presence of his Father. Second, we have our own flesh in heaven—a guarantee that Christ our head will take us, his members, to himself in heaven. Third, he sends his Spirit to us on earth as a further guarantee. By the Spirit’s power we make the goal of our lives, not earthly things, but the things above where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.

Even as we mourn Kevin’s loss, we draw comfort from the fact that our ascended Lord Jesus has taken Kevin up to himself in heaven, where there is fullness of joy, and pleasures forevermore.

Please keep Kevin’s family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.