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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.

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference — Tickets Now On Sale!

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference — Tickets Now On Sale!

 

2021 Puritan Reformed Conference — Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Puritan Reformed Conference. The theme of next year’s conference is “The Grace of the Gospel.”

Register before midnight (EST) on December 31, 2020 and get the Early Bird Discount rate of 33% off the General Admission rate.

Visit the conference website to register: https://conference.prts.edu/

Applications Now Being Considered for DMin Degree Program in Homiletics (2021)

Contact: Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Adriaan C. Neele, Director Doctoral program [email protected]

Grand Rapids, MI — Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) has announced the launch of a Doctor of Ministry degree program.

In addition to the PhD program in Biblical Studies, Historical Theology, and Systematic Theology, the DMin degree program in Homiletics is a highly anticipated program led by Dr. Joel R. Beeke and others, which commences August 2021.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS, says, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this newly established Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree program in Homiletics will stress both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, and will serve to strengthen the church and the academy in unprecedented ways.”

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is developed for those who have a passion for preaching, are gifted communicators, have a minimum of three years of pastoral ministry, and show promise in their local and regional ministry of teaching, homiletics, and preaching. Those interested may apply now, as the DMin at PRTS, scheduled to begin in fall 2021, is a four-year program designed for those who desire to advance their ministry skills, particularly in preaching and homiletics.

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 225 students, ten professors, twenty well-known scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.

Disclaimer: PRTS has filed a petition for accreditation of the DMin degree program with the Association of Theological Schools.

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Equipping You in Grace Podcast — Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Man and Christ

On a recent Equipping You in Grace podcast, Dave Jenkins and Dr. Joel Beeke discusses the release of Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Man and Christ (Crossway, 2020). Topics include the image of God, responding to attacks on gender and penal substitutionary atonement, the High Priestly ministry of Jesus, and suffering.

You can order your copy here: https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/reformed-systematic-theology-volume-2-man-and-christ-beeke.html

Two faculty position openings

Two Faculty Openings

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is seeking to fill two positions in the faculty to help address various openings that generally fall within Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, and/or Practical Theology. Understanding that two appointments will not necessarily fill all of our needs, applications are encouraged from those who have expertise and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: Apologetics, Christian Ethics, Contemporary Theology, Christian Philosophy, Biblical Studies (OT and NT), Missions, and Counseling. Fulfillment of position(s) is desired for fall of 2021 or possibly staggered (i.e., one for fall of 2021, and the other for fall of 2022).

Applicants must hold a PhD degree, have outstanding academic qualifications and experience along with ministerial experience, and demonstrate a Christ-like character and testimony. In addition, applicants must adhere to the Three Forms of Unity and Westminster Standards as their confession and must be thoroughly committed to Reformed, experiential theology and ministry.

Applications along with a current CV may be submitted no later than November 25 to:

Michael Barrett, PhD
VP for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
www.prts.edu
616-432-3412

PRTS Convocation Address

PRTS Convocation Address

Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Joel Beeke had the privilege of giving the convocation address on Lot’s weak faith and Abram’s strong faith (Gen. 13 and Heb. 11:8-10) for the beginning of the 26th school year at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Please pray with us that our seminary would remain faithful to God’s Word and the Reformed faith as we enter our second quarter-of-a-century existence!