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Nov. 12 Puritan Research Center Colloquium Cancelled

The colloquium of the Puritan Research Center of Tuesday November 12 is cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be rescheduled in Spring 2020 D.V.

PRTS ThM Program Now Accredited in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America

Contact: Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Adriaan C. Neele, <adriaan.neele@prts.edu>

Grand Rapids, MI—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced the accreditation of the Master’s (ThM) Program in Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt, London, UK, Sāo Paulo, Brazil, and Taipei, Taiwan.

The ThM program of PRTS has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools offering three tracks of study: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS, says, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this accredited program in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America, will stress both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, and will serve to strengthen the church and the academy in unprecedented ways.”

The bi-lingual program will be served by faculty of PRTS and its partners, the Alexandria School of Theology (Egypt), China Reformed Theological Seminary (Taiwan), Martin Bucer Seminary (Brazil), and the Pastors’ Academy (UK).  PRTS partners commented, “The accredited ThM program will bring the deep, theological resources of PRTS within reach of students in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America, especially pastors seeking to enrich their preaching and teaching ministries. The program will immediately open up the range of theological disciplines that we can offer including Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology. We are grateful to God for providing PRTS as a generous partner for furthering the cause of theological training in the Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America.”

About Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an accredited educational institution for granting the MA, MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary has approximately 160 students, ten professors, twenty well-known scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of fourteen.

Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Forge Strategic Partnership

Grand Rapids, MI— Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced the establishment of a Jonathan Edwards Center, affiliated with the Jonathan Edwards Centre at Yale University. This strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary to be biblical, experiential, and practical.

The Jonathan Edwards Center at PRTS will serve as a research, education, and publications hub for the study of Edwards and early Reformed theology, exegesis, and practice.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), pastor, revivalist, Christian philosopher, missionary, and president of Princeton University, is widely regarded as North America’s greatest theologian. He is the subject of intense scholarly interest because of his significance as a historical figure and the profound legacy he left on America’s religious, political, and intellectual landscapes.

“Our plans are to pay sustained critical attention to Edwards’s and early Reformed thought,” said Edwards scholar Dr. Adriaan Neele. “Jonathan Edwards was an important American theologian and, more specifically, a great contributor to biblical exegesis, and preaching attested by his 1,200 extant sermons, and other works.”

Dr. Kenneth Minkema, executive director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, observed, “The establishment of the Jonathan Edwards Center at PRTS is a significant expansion of Edwards and scholarship on early Reformed biblical exegesis and homiletics and will serve widely both academia and the church.”

Edwards’s writings are being consulted at a burgeoning rate by religious leaders, pastors, and churches worldwide because of the fervency of Edwards’s message and the acumen with which he appraised religious experience. This global interest in Edwards has been spurred in part by the work of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, whose mission is to support inquiry into the life, writings, and legacy of Edwards by providing resources that encourage critical appraisal of the historical importance and contemporary relevance of America’s premier theologian.

The primary means to achieve this is with the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, a digital learning environment for research, education and publication, that presents all of Edwards’s writings, along with helpful edited materials that allow the reader to examine Edwards’s thought in useful ways. The Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, as well as the Jonathan Edwards Studies journal online and the Global Accelerated Sermon Editing project, are accessible through the Center’s web site at: http://edwards.yale.edu.

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PRTS ThM Program Now Also Accredited in London, UK

Grand Rapids, MI / London, UK

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”), and the Pastors’ Academy at London Seminary (“PA”) today announced the accreditation of the Master’s (ThM) Program in London, UK.

The ThM program of PRTS in London has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools offering three tracks of study: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS, says, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this accredited program in London will stress both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, and will serve to strengthen the church and the academy in unprecedented ways.”

The program will be served by the faculties of PRTS and the PA. Garry Williams, Director of Pastors’ Academy in London, writes, “The accredited ThM program will bring the deep, theological resources of PRTS within reach of students in the UK, especially pastors seeking to enrich their preaching and teaching ministries. The program will immediately open up the range of theological disciplines that we can offer in London, including Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology. We are grateful to God for providing PRTS as a generous and zealous partner for furthering the cause of theological training in the UK and beyond.”

About Pastors’ Academy

London Seminary was founded in 1977 and the work of the Pastors’ Academy began in 1999. The Academy seeks to serve the health of the church and the glory of Christ by providing ongoing theological training and pastoral support to pastors after their initial seminary training.

About Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an accredited educational institution for granting the MA, MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary has approximately 160 students, ten professors, twenty well-known scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.

Learning About Marriage from Our Spiritual Fathers

We have much to learn from the Puritans. This is especially true in our understanding of marriage and family—the Puritans wrote 29 books on these subjects! In this important message, “Learning About Marriage from our Spiritual Fathers,” I show how important the biblical view of marriage was to the Puritans. These theological giants preached, wrote, and counseled extensively on this vitally important institution and we would benefit greatly if we listened to their biblical instruction and applied it to our marriages today.

Learning About Marriage from Our Spiritual Fathers

Mid-nineteenth Century Torah Scroll

This morning Dr. Barrett and Dr. Beeke had the privilege of unrolling the handwritten, mid-nineteenth century Torah scroll received in Minnesota two days ago in front of our faculty and staff at prayer time. They certainly agreed with us that this scroll is so incredibly impressive! This wonderful, 120 foot long gift from the Larsons will be utilized in so many helpful ways at our seminary. We are deeply humbled by and grateful for this gift.