Auburn University, B.I.E.
Reformed Theological Seminary, MDiv
University of Edinburgh, Ph.D.

About Dr. Richard

Dr. Guy M. Richard is President and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Prior to his arrival in Atlanta, Dr. Richard served as the Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Mississippi (PCA) for almost 12 years. He had the privilege of leading this congregation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which completely destroyed the church facility and the homes of approximately one-third of the congregation. He has been teaching for RTS in some capacity since 2010.

His research has thus far focused on the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Reformation and post-Reformation periods. He has published four books and many articles on these topics. He also blogs regularly at his website,

In his free time, Dr. Richard enjoys swimming and cycling and most other sports. He and his wife Jennifer have three children.



Editor of Samuel Rutherford, Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himself in The Works of Samuel Rutherford, gen. ed. Chad Van Dixhoorn (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage, 2026).

The Life and Legacy of Samuel Rutherford (Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications, forthcoming 2026).

Persistent Prayer (Philipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2021); republished in Korean (Seoul: Word of Life Press, 2022).

Persistent Prayer (Philipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2021).

What is Faith? (Philipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2012); republished in Indonesian (Surabaya: Penerbit Momentum, 2014); in Afrikaans (Vereeniging: Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy, 2014); in Ukrainian (Lviv: Kraynebo, 2018); and in Chinese (Taiwan: Reformation Translation Fellowship, 2020).

Baptism: Answers to Common Questions (Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust, 2019).

The Supremacy of God in the Theology of Samuel Rutherford (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2009).


“The Covenant of Redemption: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Examination,” in An Introduction to Covenant Theology, eds., Guy Waters, Nicholas Reid, and John Muether (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, forthcoming 2020).

“The Covenant Idea in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Scotland,” in The History of Scottish Theology, vol. 1, Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy, eds. David Fergusson and Mark W. Elliott (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. 238-52.

Clavis Cantici: A ‘Key’ to the Reformation in Early Modern Scotland?,” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland: Essays on Scottish Theology 1560-1775, ed. Aaron Clay Denlinger (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), pp. 157-173.

“The Two shall become One Flesh: Samuel Rutherford’s ‘Affectionate’ Theology of Union with Christ in the Song of Songs,” in Samuel Rutherford: An Introduction to his Theology, ed. Matthew Vogan (Edinburgh: Scottish Reformation Society, 2012), pp. 77-110.

“Introduction,” Sermons Preached Before the English Houses of Parliament by the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly of Divines 1643-1645, ed. Chris Coldwell (Dallas, Tx: Naphtali Press, 2011), pp. xxxvii-lxx.

“Glory, Glory Dwelleth in Immanuel’s Land,” in The People’s Theologian: Writings in Honour of Donald Macleod, eds. Iain D. Campbell and Malcolm Maclean (Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications, 2011), pp. 89-108.

(co-author with J.V. Fesko) “Natural Theology and the Westminster Confession,” in The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century: Essays in Remembrance of the 350th Anniversary of the Westminster Assembly, vol. 3, ed. J. Ligon Duncan, III (Fearn, Ross-shire: Mentor, 2009), pp. 223-66.


“Introduction” to Samuel Rutherford, Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himself, ed. Guy M. Richard (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Trust, forthcoming 2026).

“Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead,” in The Westminster Confession of Faith: A Commentary, eds. John Muether, John Fesko, and Blair Smith (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, forthcoming 2025).

“Of Baptism,” in The Westminster Confession of Faith: A Commentary, eds. John Muether, John Fesko, and Blair Smith (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, forthcoming 2025).

“Ingratitude,” Tabletalk 47:5 (May 2023), 4-5.

“Impatience,” Tabletalk 47:5 (May 2023), 5-6.

“Envy,” Tabletalk 47:5 (May 2023), 6-7.

“Greed for Unjust Gain,” Tabletalk 47:5 (May 2023), 7-8.

“Gluttony,” Tabletalk 47:5 (May 2023), 8-9.

“The Role of Creeds and Confessions in the Church,” Modern Reformation 31:4 (Jul/Aug 2022), 52-59.

“What If God Doesn’t Answer?,” Reformation 21, (October 29, 2021).

“The Blessing of Persistent Prayer,” ByFaith, (October 12, 2021).

“Baptism Now Saves You,” Tabletalk 45:9 (September 2021), 68-69.

“Jesus in the Storm,” Reformation21, (February 17, 2021)

“I Am My Own Greatest Hardship,” Reformation21, (January 21, 2021)

“When Suffering is Evangelistic,” Gospel Reformation (July 23, 2020).

“God’s Greatest Blessings Often Come through Difficulty,” Gospel Reformation Network, (April 26, 2020).

“The Doctrine of Creation,” in Concise Theology, ed. Fred G. Zaspel, (January 14, 2020).

“Paedobaptism,” Tabletalk 44:4 (April 2020), 15-17.

“Expect Great Things from God,” Tabletalk, (December 27, 2019).

“How to Disagree Well,” Tabletalk, (October 18, 2019).

“How to Offer Correction,” Tabletalk, (October 4, 2019).

“A Biblical View of Race(s),” Reformation 21, (October 4, 2019).

“How to Handle Criticism,” Tabletalk, (July 26, 2019).

“What Is Real Repentance?,” Tabletalk, (June 21, 2019).

“The Shepherd Feeds His 5,000 Sheep,” Tabletalk, (March 15, 2019).

“When Opposition Is a Good Thing,” Tabletalk, (March 1, 2019).

“What is Baptism?,” Tabletalk 43:2 (February 2019), pp. 73-75, also available online at

“Did Jesus Descend into Hell?,” Tabletalk, www.tabletalkmagazine.come (January 25, 2019).

“Praying with Jesus,” Tabletalk, (January 9, 2019).

“Where Did Satan Come From?,” The Gospel Coalition,, (November 15, 2018).

“Was Paul Bold?,” Tabletalk, (November 21, 2018).

“Should Christians Fast?, Tabletalk, (November 9, 2018).

“The Road to Restoration,” Ministry & Leadership (Fall 2018), pp. 18-23.

“Transparent Leadership,” Tabletalk, (October 19, 2018).

“God’s Control and Our Responsibility,” Tabletalk 42:10 (October 2018), pp. 9-11, also available at

“God Is Not Small,” Tabletalk, (September 7, 2018).

“The Visible Body of Christ,” Tabletalk, (August 3, 2018).

“Does Heaven Have Suburbs?,” Tabletalk, (April 2, 2018).

“The Importance of Prayer,” Gospel Reformation Network, (April 1, 2018).

“Love that Spares no Expense,” Tabletalk, (February 21, 2018).

“Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin,” Tabletalk,www.tabletalkmagazine, December 22, 2017.

“How Jesus Trains Husbands,” Tabletalk,, September 6, 2017.

“Pastor, You Need Other Pastors,” Gospel Reformation Network, (April 2017).

“Ministry is Discouragement,” Reformation 21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, (August 2016).

“The Frozen Chosen,” Tabletalk 40:8 (August 2016), pp. 66-7.

“Should Not Perish,” Tabletalk 40:5 (May 2016), pp. 24-5.

“Salvation,” Tabletalk 40:1 (January 2016), pp. 22-3.

“Spiritual Healing,” Tabletalk 39:12 (December 2015), p. 44.

“Hearing the Sermon: The Listener’s Responsibilities,” Expositor8 (November/December 2015), pp. 34-8.

“He Came for Sinners,” Tabletalk 39:11 (November 2015), p. 47.

“Pray without Qualifications,” Tabletalk 39:10 (October 2015), p. 42.

“A Forever Purpose,” Tabletalk 39:9 (September 2015), p. 44.

“Purifying Affliction,” Tabletalk 39:8 (August 2015), p. 38

“Risk-Taking Faith,” Tabletalk 39:7 (July 2015), p. 41.

“What’s in a Genealogy?,” Tabletalk 39:6 (June 2015), p. 45.

“Playing with Fire,” Tabletalk 39:5 (May 2015), p. 41.

“Weathering the Storm,” Tabletalk 39:4 (April 2015), p. 43.

“God is for Us,” Tabletalk 39:3 (March 2015), p. 45.

“Speaking the Truth in Love,” Tabletalk 39:2 (February 2015), p. 45.

“God is on the Move,” Tabletalk 39:1 (January 2015), p. 42.

“What Is Faith?,” Tabletalk 39:1 (January 2015), pp. 16-17.

“What is Prayer (part 2)?,” The Christward Collective, (March 26, 2014).

“What is Prayer?,” The Christward Collective, (November 19, 2013).

“What Faith Is and Is Not,” Tabletalk 37:6 (June 2013), pp. 6-9.

“A Picture of Saving Faith,” ByFaith 38 (October 2012), pp. 54-7.

“Our Blessed Struggle,” Tabletalk 33:12 (December 2009), pp. 64-5.

“Samuel Rutherford for the 21st Century, Part II” Reformation 21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, or (March 2009).

“Samuel Rutherford for the 21st Century, Part I” Reformation 21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, or (February 2009).

“Samuel Rutherford: Of the Civil Magistrate,” The Confessional Presbyterian 4 (2008), pp. 270-76.

“Samuel Rutherford’s Supralapsarianism Revealed: A Key to the Lapsarian Position of the Westminster Confession of Faith?,” Scottish Journal of Theology 59:1 (2006): pp. 27-44; and republished in The Confessional Presbyterian 4 (2008), pp. 162-170, 310.