The gospel permeates everything we do here at RTS Washington DC. We believe the gospel to be central, global, and transformative in the Christian life and in Christian ministry.
The gospel is central, which means that our chief end to glorify God is only possible through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. That is the message to which the whole Bible speaks, just as the Lord himself taught those broke-down disciples on the road to Emmaus. He is the center of the story.
At RTS Washington, we also believe that the gospel is global. It crosses geographical, cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and socio-economic boundaries. Regardless of your location, language, or lifestyle, the gospel makes claims on your life and promises for your future.
Lastly, we believe that the gospel is transformative. Lives are changed as the gospel goes forth by the power of the Holy Spirit. Change can be painfully slow, or it can be blindingly fast. But it never fails, because our king does not settle for the status quo in our lives or in the world.
This belief in the multifaceted gospel is built into the very DNA of Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, and across the institution. Each professor, no matter what subject he teaches, exudes these deeply held beliefs.
I pray that you will encounter this gospel wherever the Lord calls you, and here, too, at RTS Washington. We would love to talk with you further about how we can partner with you in your preparation for God’s calling. For that reason, I hope your visit to our website is the beginning of a longer conversation.
John Scott Redd, Jr.
President, RTS Washington DC