November 2023 PRTS News
Committing Gospel Truth to Faithful Men
PRTS Videos with Great Content!
As we begin the eleventh month of this year, the PRTS is entering the final third of the first semester 2023-24!
Regular classes, daily devotions, chapels, practice preaching sessions, and more are all taking place, and we praise the Lord that we are able to carry on with our tasks each day and week.
For your interest and information, the first semester 2023-24 schedule and calendar are posted here.
Faculty, students, and staff will be enjoying our annual Thanksgiving break on November 23 and 24. We will pause to worship and thank our God for all His goodness and grace, and we will be refreshed through time with family and friends. We pray that you also have a blessed Thanksgiving season.
Our Fall Journal is ready this month and printed copies will be mailed out mid-month or so. Digital editions may be found on the Journal's home page. Be sure to look it up and read it! Call or email the seminary if you wish to be added to our mailing list.
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 Theological seminary exists to pass on the truth of God's Word to the next generation of gospel ministers, so that they may in turn pass that truth on to the generations following.
As Paul instructed Timothy, so does the PRTS faculty instruct the spiritual sons of the church:
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2
We covet your prayers, now also in this new school year, that we may be faithful to this solemn charge from our God.
The PRC is also in deep need of ministers of the Word, both for the established congregations and for the mission fields.
We beseech you to make this part of your prayers on our behalf. And encourage your sons and grandsons to consider seriously God's call to the ministry of His Word.
"Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest." Luke 10:2
Did you know that the PRTS has many videos available for your education and edification? You may find these on the seminary's YouTube channel, where you will find classes and speeches by the PRTS professors.
Check out the seminary website's resource section for other material in written form - lectures, speeches, articles, course material, and more.
The Fall 2023 issue of the PR Theological Journal is now available! The digital editions (pdf and epub) are posted and the print editions will be mailed mid-month. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, contact the office, or stop by the seminary to pick up a copy.
This Fall issue focuses on three controversies the Reformed have with the Remonstrants (Arminians), and includes a reprint of a classic Reformation-themed article by Prof. H. Hanko from an early journal. Plus, there is a fine variety of book reviews again.
Remember to check out and subscribe to the PRTS blog! A variety of notices and posts on various subjects appear there, such as the articles from the PRTS Journal and other writings and speeches of our professors and pastors.
From this summer you may find videos and outlines of Prof. Gritters' July-August classes on church discipline, always a timely and relevant subject.
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.
Explore our extensive online library catalog, which is ever growing. The seminary library has over 25,000 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.