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A Puritan Theology

Living for God and Eternity: The Puritans Got It Right

In this short, 3-minute answer about how the Puritans lived, Dr. Joel Beeke aims to show that they got it right when they focused on God, scriptural meditation, and eternity. This is the way to live and die in our coronavirus age:

Faculty, Staff, & Students – COVID-19 Update

Dear PRTS Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I hope this update finds you all well!

The way we work, live, and learn keeps changing day-by-day as we continue to learn more about the spread of COVID-19 in our communities in Michigan, the USA, and around the world. Our desire is to join together and with others in seeking to make us as safe as possible as PRTS operates with a new Michigan order. We know that this is another adjustment that we need to make as a community even as we seek to stay connected.

As you may have heard or read by now, the Governor of the State of Michigan has issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order (see excerpt below):

Executive Order 2020-21 prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes, unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. See this link for the full communication.

Consistent with this Executive Order, the PRTS Executive Committee is requiring staff and faculty to stay and work at home, with the exception of those conducting “minimum basic operations,” who can come in as needed. Faculty will continue to teach their courses via Zoom from home (and only if necessary, teach from the empty Zoom Room), and staff are to work from home as much as possible. If staff have a question concerning their status related to “minimum basic operations,” please contact Henk Kleyn (address at bottom). Students are not able under any circumstance to study on campus or to use the library for study purposes; while the library has many electronic resources which still can be used, the physical library will not be open. However, students can contact the librarian at [email protected], for online research and reference service. Students are encouraged to collect any necessary items from their study carrels before the library closes tonight at 8:00pm.

We ask that you continue to adhere to the directives/guidelines in your context as you and your loved ones strive to stay safe. Please feel free to share prayer requests and needs with us as well. We will see how God is at work during this time through our stories and our being connected.

Send your prayer requests to: [email protected]

If you have questions, please send them to Henk Kleyn at [email protected]


Dr. Barrett, Dr. Beeke, and Henk Kleyn

Executive Committee

PRTS Closure – March 23 thru April 13, 2020

Dear Friends of PRTS,

As we closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) and seek to comply with the latest Executive Order (2020-21) issued by Governor Whitmer, the seminary will be closed Monday, March 23, through Monday, April 13, 2020.

For any questions, please contact Seth Huckstead between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, at 616-432-3411.

May the Lord bless you and keep you in His care!

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Executive Committee

Old Rested and Reformed: Reflections on the Recovery of Edwards | Dr. George Marsden

Monday Night Q&A – Bethlehem College & Seminary Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders 2020

Have You Registered for the 2020 Puritan Conference and Pre-Conference Event?

Puritan Conference Early Bird Discount!

Have you booked your early-bird ticket for the Puritan Conference in Los Angeles, California yet? Join John MacArthur, Sinclair Ferguson, Steve Lawson, Ligon Duncan, Joel Beeke, and many others, for this unique conference. Do not miss it! June 3 to 5, 2020.

Register for the Pre-conference Event!

Why not also join Voddie Baucham, Joel Beeke, and others, the evening before for the Puritan Pre-conference Event: An Evening With Voddie and Friends on the Puritan Household, June 2, 2020?

Puritan Conference – Registration Now Open!

Registration for the inaugural Puritan Conference is now open!

June 3–5, 2020
Grace Community Church
Los Angeles, California

Sign up today at The first 100 people to register will receive a special discounted rate of $199.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to join me, John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, and many of our fellow scholars as we explore the rich legacy of our Puritan heritage.

—Joel Beeke

CRTS Booth at ATA Meeting in Malaysia

If you are at the ATA meeting in Malaysia, stop by our regional partner’s booth, China Reformed Theological Seminary, and check out our joint M.Th. program

2020 ETS Scholarship Recipient – Ian Turner

Every year the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) awards student scholarships. This year one of our PhD students, Ian Turner, was the recipient of one of them. Watch this video to learn more.

For more information about the ETS Student Scholarship program, visit the ETS Website:

For more information about PRTS Finanicial Aid and Scholarship opportunities, visit us online at