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Director of Online Learning

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is looking to fill the Director of Online Learning position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please Consider Supporting PRTS

Please Consider Supporting PRTS

As we approach year end, we would like to ask each of our partners and potential partners to consider giving a gift to either the PRTS Operation Fund or the Scholarship Fund. A donation to either of these funds before December 31 will be matched by faithful, loving, and generous partners of PRTS who are committed wholeheartedly to the mission and vision of the seminary.

U.S. Donors: Your gift can either be mailed directly to PRTS at 2965 Leonard Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 or you can give online at https://prts.edu/donate/overview/.

Canadian Donors: The Canadian Donation Form can be found online at https://prts.edu/donate/overview/. Please email the completed form to Corney Les, PRTS Coordinator (Canada). Corney’s contact information may be found on the form, should you have any questions.

Please continue to pray for the staff and faculty of PRTS – that we may be faithful and diligent in our ongoing mission to prepare students to serve Christ and His church and the academy worldwide through biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical ministry.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

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New Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) Degree

PRTS is excited to announce its new Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) degree program. This program is designed to serve the church with biblical, Reformed, and experiential counselors who teach and model the wisdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Program Distinctives:

  • Committed to the Scriptures
  • Creedal and Confessionally Reformed
  • Grounded in Systematic Theology
  • Informed by Biblical Theology
  • Drawing on Biblical Examples of Counseling
  • Experiential Emphasis
  • Hands-on Approach

The MABC degree program requires a total of 62 credit hours and can be completed in two years.

“There is a great need in our churches for pastors and ministry leaders who understand the effects of the Fall on individuals and on our social order, and who can pastorally care for the souls of men and women in a way that biblically brings about restoration, redemption and transformation, both with God and with one another. I believe this new MABC program will train such counselors.”

– Dr. Mark Kelderman, Dean of Students and Spiritual Formation, as well as Instructor in Pastoral Theology

For more information visit http://www.prts.edu/curriculum/master-of-arts-biblical-counseling

REMINDER: Fall 2021 Colloquia: “Role of Predestination in the Pastoral Ministry of William Perkins’s successor, Paul Baynes”

REMINDER: Fall 2021 Colloquia: “Role of Predestination in the Pastoral Ministry of William Perkins’s successor, Paul Baynes”

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.

Topic: “Role of Predestination in the Pastoral Ministry of William Perkins’s successor, Paul Baynes”
Date: Thursday, November 11 from 3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m. ET
Speaker: Dr. David H. Kranendonk, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Location: PRTS Chapel or Live-stream.
Register here: https://prts.brushfire.com/colloquia-fall-2021-kranendonk/518531

As a successor of William Perkins, author of an extensive commentary on Ephesians 1, and defender of the supralapsarian view of predestination, Paul Baynes evidences strong convictions on the doctrine of predestination.  As an author of many sermons and pastoral letters, as well as of devotional guides and catechetical works, he evidences strong concern for pastoral ministry.  This discussion explores the intersection of the orthodox Reformed teaching of predestination and puritan pastoral ministry as it is embodied in Paul Baynes’s ministry.

The event will be followed by period of discussion during which participants can pose questions.

NOTE: There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Tickets are limited. For those unable to attend on-campus in Grand Rapids, the seminar will be live-streamed via Zoom.

Congratulations Brazil ThM Graduates!

Saturday, October 22, 2021 was a historic moment in the strategic cooperation of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) and Martin Bucer Seminary Brazil (MBS); on this day the first five students graduated from the accredited ThM degree program in Brazil.

These graduates were able to complete their studies in three years while remaining in their ministry context of teaching, preaching, and pastoring throughout their country. Both the faculty of PRTS and MBS Brazil participated in the ThM program. Dr. Jonas Madureira of MBS Brazil commented, “The accredited program offers quality education with academic integrity from an international perspective of scholarship within a Brazilian context.” Dr. Jonathon Beeke of PRTS commented, “Teaching at the Brazil ‘campus’ is a delightful experience, and contributes to the international, multicultural dimension of the program. The program is academically and spiritually enriching to both students and instructors.”

The growing ThM program in Brazil contributes to the lowering cost of education; students remain in their ministry context and have full access to all the library e-resources supporting the ThM degree program.

Congratulations to Sherif Fahim

The PRTS seminary community rejoices with Sherif Fahim of Egypt and his dear family on the successful completion of his oral comprehensive exams. Sherif is now permitted to move on to the research stage of his PhD dissertation: Death to Sin: Paul’s Teaching on Sanctification in Romans 6.

Pictured above from left to right are Dr. Jerry Bilkes, Dr. Michael Barrett, Dr. Adriaan Neele, Mr. Sherif Fahim, Dr. Stephen Myers, and Dr. David Turner.

Puritan Research Center Fall 2021 Colloquia: “Role of Predestination in the Pastoral Ministry of William Perkins’s successor, Paul Baynes”

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.

Topic: “Role of Predestination in the Pastoral Ministry of William Perkins’s successor, Paul Baynes”
Date: Thursday, November 11 from 3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m. ET
Speaker: Dr. David H. Kranendonk, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Location: PRTS Chapel or Live-stream

As a successor of William Perkins, author of an extensive commentary on Ephesians 1, and defender of the supralapsarian view of predestination, Paul Baynes evidences strong convictions on the doctrine of predestination.  As an author of many sermons and pastoral letters, as well as of devotional guides and catechetical works, he evidences strong concern for pastoral ministry.  This discussion explores the intersection of the orthodox Reformed teaching of predestination and puritan pastoral ministry as it is embodied in Paul Baynes’s ministry.

The event will be followed by period of discussion during which participants can pose questions. For those unable to be present on-campus in Grand Rapids, the seminar will be live-streamed via Zoom. There is no cost to participate.

Note: The seminar will be held in the chapel on the PRTS campus.

The Person & Ministry of the Holy Spirit

From October 18 to 23, 2021, Dr. Joel Beeke will be joining Steve Lawson, John MacArthur, Burk Parsons, Sugel Michelén, Steven Nichols, Thomas Ascol, David Garner, Sam Waldron, Conrad Mbewe, and Noé Acosta, among others at the largest ever virtual international conference, the 2021 SRL Latin American Reformed Conference. The theme this year is “The Person & Ministry of the Holy Spirit.”

For more information, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk8dPRym2-U

Register now for free at the following link: https://srlseminary.org/2021-convention%20/

Dr. Victor Emma-Adamah appointed at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary as Visiting Professor

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Victor Emma-Adamah appointed at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary as Visiting Professor

CONTACT: Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

For immediate release: September 10, 2021

Grand Rapids, MI—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced the appointment of Dr. Emma-Adamah as Visiting Professor in Philosophical Theology.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “I am pleased to announce that Dr. Victor Emma-Adamah (Univ. of Cambridge) has accepted an appointment to the position of Visiting Professor in Philosophical Theology for the academic year 2021-22 at PRTS. His teaching includes, ‘Issues in Contemporary Theology,’ as well as other courses in theology and philosophy. Dr. Emma-Adamah’s exposure to international research, teaching, and writing, commencing in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, and continued in the United Kingdom with Professor Catherine Pickstock, and Professor Douglas Hedley at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, as well as his acquaintance with both the European and American academia contributes to a healthy diversification of our faculty. We are grateful that he is enthusiastically putting his research, writing, and teaching skills into action in the service of the academy and church.” He and his wife Dr. Catherine (Katie) Broboske were married several weeks ago. Please pray for a blessing on his teaching at PRTS.

Begun in 1994, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is now an accredited educational institution for MA, MDiv, ThM, DMin, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. With campuses in Grand Rapids, Europe (London), Middle East (Alexandria), Asia (Taiwan), Africa (Pretoria), and Latin America (Sao Paulo), the seminary numbers more than 200 students, has twelve professors, twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of fourteen.