Who We Are
We are a seminary located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an educational institution whose mission is to prepare students to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary aims that such training be God-glorifying and be in accord with the Scriptures and historic Reformed creeds. We believe that this purpose is well-served by providing theological instruction and training that develops knowledge and skills as well as the personal piety and Christian character that is essential for faithful Christian ministry.
We are committed to the conviction that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally written are God's inerrant Word inspired by His Spirit and therefore are the only, sufficient, and infallible authority for faith and practice. The English translation used by the faculty for instruction in the classroom is the King James Version.
Foundational to the character and mission of the seminary is its identity as a confessionally Reformed institution. Each faculty member, the seminary as an institution, and its supporting and governing denominations, Heritage Reformed Congregation, and Free Reformed Churches, subscribe to the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith as expressed in the Ecumenical Creeds and to the teaching of the Reformed faith as expressed in the Three Forms of Unity (The Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort) and the Westminster Standards of the 1640s. From these sources flow our Reformed perspective, our value system, our motivation for ministry, and our curricular emphases.
Dr. Joel Beeke
Dr. Joel R. Beeke was converted at the age of 14, and has pastored for more than forty years in three churches. Currently, he is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (since 1994), a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan (since 1986), editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written and co-authored one hundred books (most recently, Reformed Preaching: Preaching God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life; Knowing and Growing in Assurance; and Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination), edited another one hundred books, and contributed 2,500 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. He is presently working on writing a systematic theology and a book on preaching from the preacher’s heart to the listener’s heart. His PhD is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) on assurance of faith. He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world in dozens of countries. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children and four grandchildren.
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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