New Studies in Puritanism Journal

PRTS Colloquium

Watch live as Maarten Kuivenhoven (PhD cand., Calvin Theological Seminary) presents on “The Dignitas of Humanity: Reformational Interpretations of Psalm 8.”

Register for August 23-25, 2018 PRTS Conference

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David Woollin, MDiv ’16, on “Passing the Baton”

Teaching Children about Repentance

What is the difference between feeling bad and repenting? How can you teach that to children? Here are some personal thoughts in a video recorded at the NCFIC.

Upcoming Events Hosted by the PRC (Puritan Research Center)

SPRING 2018 PRC Colloquium
February 22, 2018 ● 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ● Room 118A Maarten Kuivenhoven, PhD candidate Calvin Theological Seminary
The Dignitas of Humanity: Reformational Interpretations of Psalm 8

March 27, 2018 ● 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ● Room 118A Jerry Stutzman, Calvin Theological Seminary
Re-contextualizing Edwards’ Typology

April 24, 2018 ● 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ● Room 118A Daniel Eguiluz, PhD Candidate Calvin Theological
Scindi unitas non potest: A Retrieval of Cyprian’s Doctrine of Church Unity for Global Evangelicalism

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New resource from our William Perkins Library

The Puritan Studies Index (PSI) is a new resource developed by the William Perkins Library. The PSI is a research portal featuring secondary source material on Dutch Nadere Reformatie, English Puritans, and American Puritans held in the William Perkins Library. Full-text links appear for online items. Physical items may be scanned and emailed. Use it at Feel free to contact the librarians at PRTS with any questions.

Watch this video for a short introduction of the PSI.

PRTS and Reformation Bible College forge strategic partnership for MDiv program

PRESS RELEASE: PRTS and Reformation Bible College forge strategic partnership for MDiv program

CONTACT: Dr. John Tweeddale (for RBC); Dr. Adriaan C. Neele (for PRTS)

For immediate release: January 8, 2018

Grand Rapids / Sanford—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) and Reformation Bible College (“RBC”) today announced a strategic partnership of the establishment of a 6-year Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program. This strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of the strengthening and sharing of resources in the service of the academy and church.

Undergraduate students of RBC can continue and complete their studies at PRTS with an accredited MDiv program.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this newly established 6-year MDiv program, which stresses both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, will serve the church and the academy in unprecedented ways, strengthening the Reformed community worldwide.”

Stephen J. Nichols, President of RBC comments, “This new program is the culmination of a shared commitment of RBC and PRTS to the authority of God’s Word and to upholding the Reformed confessions. We’re so glad that RBC students will have the opportunity to continue their theological education at PRTS.”

Founded in 2011 by R.C. Sproul, Reformation Bible College provides undergraduate theological education. It offers a BA and AA in theology, a two-year degree completion program, and a one-year certificate in theology. Its mission is to educate students in the knowledge of God and His holiness in the Reformed classical tradition. The curriculum is designed to give graduates a thorough knowledge of Scripture, doctrine, church history, philosophy, and the great works of literature, art, and music.

Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is now 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 numbers close to 150 students, has ten professors, twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.

Conference: “Puritan Wisdom for Family Life”

March 2-4: Please Join Us!

Grace Community Church
2320 Heybourne Road
Minden, NV, 89423

Come and learn about the wisdom and Biblical insight offered to us by our spiritual forefathers.

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Happy (belated) birthday Dr. Beeke!

Saturday morning my Queen told me that she was taking me some place special for breakfast and with an uncharacteristic firmness she said, “Don’t ask me any questions!” Well, it turned out to be a surprise 65th-brithday breakfast put on by PRTS and RHB. After a delicious breakfast, Steve Renkema spoke some meaningful, precious words to me on behalf of RHB, as did Chris Hanna on behalf of PRTS, and then they gave me this wonderful gift of an old painting in which Oliver Cromwell is defending the Waldenses. Then they showed this video of some of my best friends around the world wishing me birthday blessings: Geoff Thomas, Steve Lawson, Ian Hamilton, Scott Brown, Derek Thomas, and Sinclair Ferguson. The video nearly broke me down. After that Steve Renkema then thanked my children for being such a blessing to us as parents. After all of this, when I stood up to speak a word of thanks for a wonderful time together, I couldn’t hold it together. The contrast between my unworthiness and the goodness and covenant mercies of God to me in my family, at PRTS and RHB, and in the church, just overwhelmed me. Finally, I was able to stammer a few words of thanks. “O that men would praise the LORD for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107, refrain).