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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

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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).

Opportunity to Double Your Donation

Have you considered making a donation to PRTS this year? Thanks to a generous donor, a gift of any amount donated between now and December 31st will be doubled, up to $300,000. Please prayerfully consider making a year-end donation to PRTS and thereby helping us receive the full amount offered as matching funds. You can donate online or explore more ways to donate.

PRTS Biblical Tour of Greece & Turkey – September/October 2020

Dear friends,

On behalf of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, I want to warmly invite you to travel with us on a stunning tour of Greece, Turkey, and the islands of the Mediterranean, uniquely designed just for our group.

Our ambitious plan includes visiting biblical sites in Thessaloniki, Philippi, Athens, Ephesus, Smyrna, Sardis, Pergamum, Patmos, Corinth, and many other places. I almost need say no more! This is an incredible opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the Apostles (especially Paul and John) and the early church.

In each place Pastor David Woollin and I will deliver informative short talks and, on occasion, longer lectures to enrich the experience. As previous participants will testify, the facilities you encounter will be of the highest quality. I encourage you to confirm with just a $1,500 deposit as soon as you are able, as we only have around forty spaces available. Do not miss out!

For more information, view the online brochure or visit the Witte Travel website for pricing information. Be sure to use this online booking code when making your reservation: 092820BEEK


Joel R. Beeke

P.S. Upon registering for this trip, Puritan Reformed Seminary will send you a free copy of my book on Revelation. It will be helpful to read at least the section on the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 2 and 3) prior to the trip, as that will assist you in our travels to these respective cities.

2020 Puritan Reformed Conference – 42 Days Left to Save Big!

42 Days Left to Save Big!

What better Christmas gift could you give this year to a friend or loved one than to register them for next year’s The Grace of Law conference, hosted by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Register for the 2020 Puritan Reformed Conference by December 31 and save $35 on your ticket price.

You won’t want to miss The Grace of Law conference, August 27-29. Visit us online at to learn more about our registration options.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Washer
  • Michael Reeves
  • Michael Barrett
  • Joel Beeke
  • Jerry Bilkes
  • David Murray
  • Clarence Simmons
  • Daniel Timmer
  • Josef Urban
  • Bill VanDoodewaard

About the Puritan Reformed Conference

The Puritan Reformed Conference aims to cultivate a Christian worldview that is biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical. 2020 marks the 12th year of the conference and each year it has been hosted at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, the conference draws attendees from far and wide. Past speakers have included the seminary’s faculty, as well as men such as Ligon Duncan, Michael Haykin, Carl Trueman, Conrad Mbewe, Derek Thomas, Geoff Thomas, and a host of others.

Why Attend?

The Puritan Reformed Conference is a wonderful venue to hear Reformed, preaching; preaching that makes much of the grace of God in the gospel. It is also a great opportunity for dear friends to get reacquainted and to make new friends along the way. Lastly, the conference is a destination for wonderful, godly, Christian books for all ages, all at deeply discounted prices.

Register Now!


Through the generosity of a gracious donor any size gift given to PRTS before December 31 will be doubled to the seminary, up to $300,000 USD. Please consider supporting biblical, Reformed, and experiential theological training with your donation today.

LEARN MORE about ways to donate or DONATE ONLINE.

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.

Disappointment – Christian Man Academy

Fail – Christian Man Academy

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

Contact: Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Adriaan C. Neele, <>

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.