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September 2022 PRTS News
Resolved to Stand for, Teach, and Proclaim the Gospel of Sovereign, Particular, Covenantal Grace
The PRTS Spring 2022 Journal Is Here! Read the Blog to Learn More
As we enter September in West Michigan the PRTS has begun a new semester and a new year of theological and pastoral instruction. After a busy summer of varied work and activities, faculty, students, and staff are back to the regular schedule of classes, studies, devotions, and chapels.
We praise the Lord of mercy for enabling us to commence the 98th year of training ministers of the gospel for the PRC and our sister churches.
With the 2022-23 year and the emeritation of Prof. R. Dykstra, Prof. D. Kuiper takes over his full course of teaching in the area of Church History and NT Studies. Prof. B. Huizinga continues to add courses this year as he transitions into replacing Prof. R. Cammenga in the area of Dogmatics and OT Studies. And Prof. C. Griess continues to work on completing his ThM degree through Puritan Reformed Seminary, while Prof. B. Gritters continues to teach the courses in Practical Theology and NT Studies.
In July and August Prof. D. Kuiper taught a special PRC history class (first 25 years) in the West Michigan area. The class was open to PRC members and friends, and a wide range of people attended and profited from the classes. If you would like to watch or listen to them, they are posted on the seminary's YouTube channel.
The seminary is open daily (M-F, 8-5), including the library and bookstore. Staff is available by phone or email if you have any special needs.
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The Protestant Reformed Churches in America (PRCA) have endured a serious controversy and schism in the last few years, and some have charged her with departing from her distinctive Reformed history and heritage.
But God has preserved us in the truth of the gospel of His Son, humbling us and causing us to renew our commitment to the defense and proclamation of sovereign, particular saving grace and His unconditional covenant of grace in Jesus Christ.
That holds true for the PRC Seminary as well. Our professors have stood firm in the battle (both active and emeritus) and are committed to upholding - even developing - the doctrines that mark us as Protestant Reformed. The glorious heritage of the Reformed faith according to God's infallible Word and the great Christian and Reformed creeds our men are resolved to defend, teach, and proclaim.
And that means training men to bring that gospel to the church and to the world, which is also her and its great need in our day.
Stand with us and pray for us as we continue this mission in faithfulness to the Lord.
The PRC is also in deep need of ministers of the Word, both for the established congregations and for the mission fields.
Won't you make this part of your prayers on our behalf?
The Spring 2022 issue of the PR Theological Journal is now out! While the digital formats have been available for a few months, the print copies arrived at the end of July and have now been mailed out.
The Spring 2022 issue features the speeches from the seminary's fall conference on preaching (see further note below). As the editor notes, "The first article underscores that the preaching of the gospel, by one who is properly called to that work, is the voice and work of our exalted Lord Jesus Christ, through which He works faith and all graces in His people. Because Christ works through the preaching, it is powerful, to declare both God’s judgment on sinners and His salvation of His people."
If you would like a print copy and/or wish to be added to our mailing list, send us a note.
To learn about the content of this latest issue, read this blog post on the website.
Don't forget to pay attention to the PRTS blog! A variety of notices and posts on various subjects appear there, such as the articles in the Fall 2021 PRT Journal (from a special Officebearers' Conference in Crete, IL) and other writings by our professors.
Also, last Fall, on October 28 and 29, 2021 the PRC Seminary held a special conference on preaching at Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI.
Introducing the PRC Seminary
Our Seminary is dedicated to preserve and develop the truth of the Word of God and to provide an education in this truth in all branches of theology. More specifically, the seminary maintains this truth as it has been historically maintained since the time of the great Protestant Reformation, especially the Reformation of John Calvin. These principles and truths of the Calvin Reformation form the heart of all the instruction offered.
ABOUT the PRC and HER SEMINARY
The Protestant Reformed Churches have from the very beginning recognized the need for a theological school in which men could be prepared for the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The establishment of a separate seminary was closely connected with the reasons for the organization of the Protestant Reformed Churches.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADMISSIONS POLICY
If your desire is to preach and teach the biblical gospel and to lead and pastor God's people according to His Word, consider being trained in our theological seminary.
Explore our extensive online library catalog, which is ever growing. The seminary library has over 22,000 resources, with a focus on historic Reformed theology, Reformation (and Dutch) church history, biblical studies, and practical theology. But all Christian traditions are represented, as well as teachings outside of historic Christianity.