Exam week at PRTS

Another exam week at PRTS has come to an end! Pray God that He would richly bless the study of our students.

Coming in 2019: A Puritan Documentary entitled “Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God.”

Pictured here is Dr. Joel Beeke with Media Gratiae director Matthew Robinson, director Stephen McCaskell, writer Barry Cooper, and Sales and Marketing Manager at Reformation Heritage Books David Woollin. They spent the day working on the script to an upcoming documentary that RHB is producing in partnership with Media Gratiae. The film will be called “PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God,” and we are anticipating a 2019 release. Please pray for us as we enter the production phase of the project in the new year, and watch this space for updates!

What is Repentance?

Repentance is a 180-degree turn of our lives from sin back to God because he has given us a new birth. To learn more, watch this short video by our president, Dr. Joel Beeke.

What is Repentance?

PRTS Hosting Two Major Meetings on Its Campus

On November 14-16, PRTS will host the 43rd annual meeting of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC). Delegates and their guests from fifteen denominations associated with NAPARC will be present for the annual meetings. They include the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Reformed Churches, the Reformed Church of Quebec, the Free Reformed Churches of North America, the Heritage Reformed Congregations, the Korean American Presbyterian Church (KAPC), the Korean Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Presbyterian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in the United States, the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, the United Reformed Churches in North America, the Protestant Reformed Church (PRC), and the Bible Presbyterian Church.

On October 16 and 17, PRTS hosted both the annual Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries Board of Directors Meeting and the association’s Commission on Accreditation Commissioners Meeting. Both member (m) and affiliate member (am) schools were present for the board meeting. Those present were Sangre de Cristo Seminary (m), Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (m), Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (m), Birmingham Theological Seminary (m), Western Reformed Seminary (m), Geneva Reformed Seminary (m), New Geneva Theological Seminary (m), Metro Atlanta Seminary (m), Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (am), Grace Bible Institute (am), Heidelberg Theological Seminary (am), Reformed Baptist Seminary (am), Universidad Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano (am), and Whitefield Theological Seminary (am).

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Joel Beeke publishes his 100th book!

“Since this subject has been so dear to my heart, and I have also had the privilege of counseling many people about assurance for more than forty years, I rather nostalgically like to think that it is not by chance that this is also the 100th book I have written or co-authored. Ever since being a teenager I have often felt closest to God when I write, so yes, I am a compulsive writer—and I trust for the souls of others as well—hopefully including yours! Please read this book yourself and provide copies to any Christian you know who struggles with knowing and growing in personal assurance of faith. God bless you.”

Purchase the book for only $10.00 at Reformation Heritage Books.

2017 Reformation Rally – Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ontario, CA)

You are warmly invited to join Dr. Joel R. Beeke at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, on October 27 (8:00 p.m.) where he will be speaking, D.V., on ten reasons why the Reformation is important today. A good variety of books on the Reformation will also be available that evening at rock-bottom prices. For more information, please contact John Bouwers at jabouwers@hotmail.com.

Student Housing Project – Approved by City of GR

We are excited to announce that PRTS received approval from the Grand Rapids City Planning Commission to build student housing on our campus!

Our plan is to build sixteen two-bedroom apartments, six in one building and ten in another. The location is just west of our main campus at 2919 Leonard Street NE. Engineering and architectural drawings have been commissioned. Fund raising has started for this essential PRTS project. If you are interested in financially supporting this project, please contact Chris Hanna at chris.hanna@prts.edu or 1-616-432-3407.

PRESS RELEASE: Theological University Apeldoorn and PRTS forge strategic partnership with dual doctoral program

CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis hjselderhuis@gmail.com (for TUA); Prof. Dr. Adriaan C. Neele adriaan.neele@prts.edu (for PRTS)

For immediate release: September 15, 2017

 Apeldoorn / Grand Rapids—The Theological University Apeldoorn (“TUA”) and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced a strategic partnership of the establishment of a Puritan Research Center. This strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of the strengthening and sharing of resources in the service of the academy and church internationally.

The faculty of TUA and the faculty dedicated to the doctorate program of PRTS will support and share the responsibilities of supervising, coordination, and examining a researcher’s work towards a PhD degree. A double degree will be offered to students admitted in the joint program.

The joint doctorate program will serve as a research, education, and publications program for Biblical Studies and Historical Theology, and develop links with the academic community in Europe and United States.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this joint doctorate 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.”

Herman J. Selderhuis, Rector of TUA, “This joint PhD program will offer new opportunities for students and faculty exchange, share a joint vision based on the authority of God’s Word, and strive to combine the Reformation and the Reformed confessions with the realities of church and society in the 21st century.”

Since 1894, the Theological University of Apeldoorn has been fulfilling its historical mission to educate ministers for the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk in the Netherlands (The daughter denomination in North America is called the Free Reformed Churches). The university has developed into an institute for theological studies and research, which also benefits those outside this denomination, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The philosophy of the university is based on the authority of God’s Word, and the university strives to combine the Reformation and the Reformed confession with the realities of church and society in the 21st century. The university numbers more than 125 students, in addition to three professors, two assistant professors, thirteen lecturers, and a support staff of seven.

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.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Theological University Apeldoorn and PRTS forge strategic partnership with Puritan Research Center

CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis hjselderhuis@gmail.com (for TUA); Prof. Dr. Adriaan C. Neele adriaan.neele@prts.edu (for PRTS)

For immediate release: September 15, 2017

 Apeldoorn / Grand Rapids—The Theological University Apeldoorn (“TUA”) and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced a strategic partnership of the establishment of a Puritan Research Center. This strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of the strengthening and sharing of resources in the service of the academy and church internationally.

Puritanism is widely regarded as a post-reformation movement, working out the ideals of the Protestant Reformation, and is the subject of intense scholarly interest because of its significance as a movement of reform in doctrine and practice, and the profound legacy it left on America’s religious, political and intellectual landscapes, as well as its appropriation by the Dutch Nadere Reformatie and German Pietism.

The Puritan Research Center will serve as a research, education, and publications hub for study of Puritanism, the Nadere Reformatie, and German Pietism, with the goal being to develop links with the academic community in Europe and USA.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “The objective of the Puritan Research Center is to promote and encourage worldwide research, education, and publication, that will serve both the church and the academy.”

Herman J. Selderhuis, Rector of TUA continues, “The Puritan Research Center will promote the study of historic trajectories, early modern context, life and thought of major and minor figures, and global legacies, all from a variety of perspectives, and thoughtful discussions that deal with all facets of Puritanism.”

The primary means to achieve this is through the Puritan Research Center, a digital learning environment for research, education, and publication, that presents primary and secondary writings, along with helpful editorial materials that allow the reader to examine Puritan thought in powerful, and useful ways. The Puritan Research Center is accessible online at: www.prc.prts.edu

Since 1894, the Theological University of Apeldoorn has been fulfilling its historical mission to educate ministers for the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk in the Netherlands (The daughter denomination in North America is called the Free Reformed Churches). The university has developed into an institute for theological studies and research, which also benefits those outside this denomination, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The philosophy of the university is based on the authority of God’s Word, and the university strives to combine the Reformation and the Reformed confession with the realities of church and society in the 21st century. The university numbers more than 125 students, in addition to three professors, two assistant professors, thirteen lecturers, and a support staff of seven.

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.