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Puritan Conference – Registration Now Open!

Registration for the inaugural Puritan Conference is now open!

June 3–5, 2020
Grace Community Church
Los Angeles, California

Sign up today at The first 100 people to register will receive a special discounted rate of $199.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to join me, John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, and many of our fellow scholars as we explore the rich legacy of our Puritan heritage.

—Joel Beeke

CRTS Booth at ATA Meeting in Malaysia

If you are at the ATA meeting in Malaysia, stop by our regional partner’s booth, China Reformed Theological Seminary, and check out our joint M.Th. program

2020 ETS Scholarship Recipient – Ian Turner

Every year the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) awards student scholarships. This year one of our PhD students, Ian Turner, was the recipient of one of them. Watch this video to learn more.

For more information about the ETS Student Scholarship program, visit the ETS Website:

For more information about PRTS Finanicial Aid and Scholarship opportunities, visit us online at

Torah Scroll Dedication and Lecture

Last night was a great, unforgettable event at Puritan Reformed Seminary with a great turnout: the dedication of our Torah scroll (Genesis through Deuteronomy—127 feet long on calf skin) to God’s glory and the welfare of our seminary students. The Torah scroll will be very helpful for Old Testament classes—most particularly for Hebrew classes.

Dr. Scott Carroll (far left in first photo), a specialist in manuscripts, gave a lecture on the history behind the particular scroll gifted to our seminary by Ken and Barb Larsen. Our 19th-century scroll took a team of people in Romania about a year to write. It was completed in Romania, and later carried to Israel by Russian Jews who migrated from Romania to Israel after Israel became a nation. The Larsens purchased it in Jerusalem from the world’s largest scroll-collector and chose to gift it, in God’s kind providence, to PRTS.

After Dr. Carroll’s moving address, about 200 of the attendees went upstairs where he and Dr. Barrett (PRTS OT professor) explained various fascinating particulars about the scroll. The overall impression was that it was a very moving evening for the attendees, particularly in reinforcing in our minds and hearts how carefully God has preserved His pure Word through the ages. Sola scriptura! Soli Deo gloria!

Presentation of the Spanish Edition of the Reformation Heritage Study Bible

A Distinctive Voice for Mission || ETS Scholarship Recipient

Joel Weaver Called to Trinity URC

PRTS alumnus, Joel Weaver, recently accepted a call as minister of the Word and sacraments to Trinity URC in Visalia, California. Joel will continue to serve alongside Rev. Adrian Dieleman. Join us in thanking God for this blessed opportunity for Joel and his family to be used of the Lord to minister to the Trinity URC congregation.

Laughing at the Days to Come


In “Laughing at the Days to Come” (a title taken from Proverbs), Tessa Thompson shares a poignant story of her own physical suffering and her journey to not only understand God’s hand at work in it, but to face the future with sanctified submission and sweet joy. In this video, she explains why she chose to write this book, and how she came to learn how to exercise sanctified laughter in relation to the difficult days to come. This is a very well-written profound book of experiential depth, and by the Spirit’s grace, will prove to be very helpful to anyone undergoing afflictions.

Now on sale at Reformation Heritage Books:

Puritan Research Center — 2020 Spring Colloquia

The Puritan Research Center at PRTS supports and encourages thoughtful discussions that deal with facets of Puritanism and Continental (Post) Reformation thought, including historic trajectories and early modern context, from a variety of perspectives. Doctoral students, faculty, and other researchers will present their findings of original research in a colloquium.

Click on the following link to view the Spring schedule: PRC Spring 2020 Colloquia.

New Online Academic Journal: Studies in Puritanism & Piety

News Release

CONTACT:  The Editors | [email protected]



A new online ACADEMIC journal: Studies in Puritanism & Piety – a Transatlantic collaborative academic project

Global scholarship in Puritanism has turned the page with the launch of a new online academic journal Studies in Puritanism & Piety—a result of a collaboration between Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (USA), Queen’s University Belfast (UK), Theological University Apeldoorn (Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Hersteld Hervormde Seminarium, The Netherlands.

The new publication is interdisciplinary and professionally refereed by an international editorial board, Sang Hyuck Ahn, Hapdong Theological Seminary (South Korea), Andreas J. Beck, Evangelical Theological Faculty Leuven (Belgium), Francis J. Bremer, University of Pennsylvania (USA), John Coffey, University of Leicester (United Kingdom), Lee Gatiss, The Church Society, Cambridge (United Kingdom), Johanna Harris, Exeter University (United Kingdom), Michael Haykin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA), Paul C. H. Lim, Vanderbilt University (USA), Anthony Milton, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Kenneth P. Minkema, Yale University, Jonathan Edwards Center (USA), Greg Salazar, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (USA), Alison Searle, University of Leeds (United Kingdom), and Willem van Vlastuin, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The editors Joel R. Beeke, Crawford Gribben, Adriaan C. Neele, Herman J. Selderhuis, and Jan van de Kamp welcome submissions from graduate students, young scholars, clergy, seminarians, and other enthusiasts in Puritanism.

In the inaugural issue, released November 2019, the editors of the journal said, “This inaugural issue of Studies in Puritanism and Piety is the product of a vision to create a forum for research and reflection on the Puritans in the post-Reformation world, making Puritan scholarship accessible to readers and providing opportunities for scholars to present their research.” This is the first modern professional periodical of its kind, devoted to the background, influences, lives, times, thought, and legacy of one of the most significant movements in history.

The journal, to be published in the spring and fall, will enhance research, education, and publication relating to Puritanism. The journal will consider submissions in four categories: articles (6,000-11,000 words), features (up to 2000 words), historical documents (primary source materials, up to 30 pages), and book reviews (350-1000 words). Submissions will be sent for review to scholars and authors who are specialists in the field of Puritanism or generalists in their disciplines. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the editorial staff will then edit it to conform to SPP house style.

The inaugural issue features articles on Lay Leadership and the Foundations of American Congregationalism (Francis J. Bremer), The Process of Sanctification: A Bourdieusian Approach to the Declension of Power in New England Puritan Clergy (W. Scott Jackson), Jonathan Edwards Reads John Owen (Kenneth P. Minkema), “Oft Have I Seen Thee Look with Mercy’s Face”: A Brief Biography of John Cotton (Nathan Tarr), Fresh Directions in Rutherford Studies (Matthew Vogan), Puritan Preaching and Pathos: Some Uses from ‘Puritan Rhetoric’ (Maarten J. Kater), and Bunyan on the Christian Mind: Good Company and the Formation of Intellectual Virtue in The Pilgrim’s Progress (Will Tarnasky).