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2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Dr. Jon Payne

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Dr. Jon Payne

We are excited about this year’s Puritan Reformed Conference, “The Grace of the Gospel.” Along with that, each week we want to introduce you to one of our out-of-town guest speakers.

The last of our out-of-town guest speakers is Dr. Jon D. Payne.

Dr. Payne serves as organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, SC. He previously served for ten years as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, GA. Dr. Payne is the Executive Coordinator of the Gospel Reformation Network, trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Newcastle, UK, and a trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

He is also the series co-editor (with Joel Beeke) of the multivolume Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament and the author/editor of several books. Dr. Payne will be speaking on “The Gospel Planned” and “Law and Gospel.”

Here’s a link to a recent message by Dr. Payne entitled “Declared the Son of God in Power” (Romans 1:4). https://sermonaudio.com/sermon/22121177203848

About the Puritan Reformed Conference
The Puritan Reformed Conference aims to cultivate a Christian worldview that is biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical. 2021 marks the 13th year of the conference sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. 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.

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Pooyan Mehrshahi

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Pooyan Mehrshahi

We are excited about this year’s Puritan Reformed Conference, “The Grace of the Gospel.” Along with that, each week we want to introduce you to one of our out-of-town guest speakers.

Another of this year’s Puritan Reformed Conference speakers is Rev. Pooyan Mehrshahi.

 

Rev. Pooyan Mehrshahi is the pastor of Providence Baptist Chapel, Cheltenham UK. Beside his pastoral ministry, Rev. Mehrshahi is involved in Bible translation with the Trinitarian Bible Society, and ministry for Persian (Farsi) speakers through Parsa Trust.

Rev. Mehrshahi will be speaking on “Gospel Inspired Gratitude” and “Gospel Empowerment.”

Here’s a link to a recent message by Rev. Mehrshahi entitled “Fear God not Pharaoh” (Exodus 1:15-22). https://sermonaudio.com/sermon/221212118531477

About the Puritan Reformed Conference
The Puritan Reformed Conference aims to cultivate a Christian worldview that is biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical. 2021 marks the 13th year of the conference sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. 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.

Flee Youthful Lusts

In this short video, Dr. Joel Beeke explains that repentance can be compared to a soldier marching in one direction and then doing an abrupt about-face and marching in the opposite direction.
 
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Tim. 2:22).
 

Geerhardus Vos Center for Reformed Biblical Theology and Interpretation — Spring 2021 Seminar

The Geerhardus Vos Center for Reformed Biblical Theology and Interpretation at PRTS invites researchers, doctoral students, and others interested in biblical theology and hermeneutics to its first seminar from 3:00pm EST to 5:30pm EST on April 15, 2021.

Our speaker will be Dr. Richard Schultz, Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. Dr. Schultz’s presentation will explore various dimensions of unity and diversity in the Book of Isaiah, with special attention to its canonical and redemptive-historical settings.

The seminar will be followed by a period of discussion during which participants can pose or submit questions. For those unable to be present on-campus in Grand Rapids, the seminar will be live-streamed. There is no cost to participate, however, tickets are limited.

NOTE: The seminar will be held in the chapel on PRTS’s campus. Due to COVID restrictions, social distancing practices will be observed and facemasks will be required of all in-person attendees.

Congratulations to Felipe Boechat Assery Silva!

Felipe Boechat Assery Silva successfully sustained his comprehensive examination on Reformed Orthodoxy and Islam: Engagement and Polemic.
From left to right: the examiners, Dr. Stephen Myers, Dr. Jonathon Beeke, Dr. Greg Salazar, Felipe and his wife Ji Ea, and the advisor, Dr. Adriaan Neele.
Dr. Herman Selderhuis, President of the Theological University Apeldoorn, The Netherlands joined by Zoom as an external examiner.

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Rev. Robert D. McCurley

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Rev. Robert D. McCurley

We are excited about this year’s Puritan Reformed Conference, “The Grace of the Gospel.” Along with that we want to introduce you each week to one of our out-of-town guest conference speakers.

Our second speaker we want to introduce you to is Rev. Robert D. McCurley.

Robert D. McCurley is pastor of Greenville Presbyterian Church, Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in Greenville, South Carolina. He is also an editor of The Master’s Trumpet, and an overseeing director of Grange Press. In addition to pastoring, Rev. McCurley has written for various periodicals, and his lectures for John Knox Institute have been translated into a number of languages.

Rev. McCurley will be speaking on “Ceremonial Shadows and the Gospel.” Here’s a link to a recent message by Rev. McCurley entitled “God’s Timeless Eternity” (Isaiah 57:15): https://sermonaudio.com/sermon/22421204159773

About the Puritan Reformed Conference
The Puritan Reformed Conference aims to cultivate a Christian worldview that is biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical. 2021 marks the 13th year of the conference sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. 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.

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Dr. David W. Hall

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference Speaker Introduction — Dr. David W. Hall

We are excited about this year’s Puritan Reformed Conference, “The Grace of the Gospel.” Along with that we want to introduce you each week to one of our out-of-town guest conference speakers. This week it is Dr. David W. Hall.

David W. Hall has served as the Senior Pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA). Previously, he served as Pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and as Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, Georgia. In addition to pastoring, Dr. Hall is the author or editor of over 20 books and numerous essays.

Dr. Hall will be speaking on “Apostolic Preaching and the Gospel.” Here’s a link to the recent message by Dr. Hall entitled “Amazing Sacrifice: The Fellowship of His Suffering” (John 18:15-27). https://vimeo.com/515069908

About the Puritan Reformed Conference
The Puritan Reformed Conference aims to cultivate a Christian worldview that is biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical. 2021 marks the 13th year of the conference sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. 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.

Sherif and Marian Atef

Sherif and Marian Atef

Sherif and Marian Atef and their children Sophia, Nellie, and Naomi welcomed at Grand Rapids airport by PRTS VP of Operations, Henk Kleyn, and his wife Margaret. Sherif is a lecturer at the Alexandria School of Theology and will be completing his doctoral studies at PRTS in the coming months. All glory to the Lord–visas were issued, COVID negative tests, and safe flight and arrival from Cairo-Washington-Chicago-Grand Rapids.

Duplex Regnum Christi, Christ’s Twofold Kingdom in Reformed Theology by Dr. Jonathon Beeke

Duplex Regnum Christi, Christ’s Twofold Kingdom in Reformed Theology by Dr. Jonathon Beeke

Dr. Jonathon Beeke’s book, Duplex Regnum Christi, Christ’s Twofold Kingdom in Reformed Theology (Brill 2020) has been selected and listed for the Reforc book award 2021! Reforc is a worldwide academic Reformation / Post-reformation research consortium. Congratulations to Dr. Beeke for being included on such a prestigious list.

Wilhelmus à Brakel PhD/ThM Course

Recently, Dr. Adriaan Neele, Director of the PRTS Doctoral Program and Professor of Historical Theology, had the privilege of teaching a PhD/ThM course on Wilhelmus à Brakel (1635-1711), a major representative of the Nadere Reformatie, and a contemporary of Gisbertus Voetius and Herman Witsius.
 
Twenty-one PhD and ThM students from five continents and eight countries participated in the course. For some that meant joining the Zoom meeting at 9:30 pm and for others it was 5:30 am.
 
Special thanks to Rev. Bartel Elshout, translator of à Brakel’s major work, The Christian’s Reasonable Service, for joining the lecture on the last day of class.
 
To learn more about course offerings at PRTS, visit us online at https://www.prts.edu/. To order a set of The Christian’s Reasonable Service visit https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/the-christians-reasonable-service-4-volumes-brakel.html.