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Preview Day: Wednesday, November 14



Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash. PREVIEW DAY Tour our campus, sit in class, learn about degrees and upcoming classes, and get to know our community. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Reformed Theological Seminary 1651 Old Meadow Road, Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102 REGISTER HERE.   Schedule: 4:00...

ReForum: The Gospel & Ethnicity: Our Unity in Christ in a Divided World



ReForum: The Gospel & Ethnicity: Our Unity in Christ in a Divided World As citizens of a kingdom ‘not of this world,’ Christians are called to live distinctly in the here and now. What does living distinctly look like in a nation with a tragic history of slavery and segregation, a wonderful confluence of people of many ethnic...

Pastoral Ministry in an Asian-American Context



Pastoral Ministry in an Asian American Context   06PT519/01 Dr. Peter Lee, with Rev. Owen Lee January 14 - January 16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM The need for biblical pastoral ministry is a universal constant in the church of God ever since its inauguration. There are, however, particular challenges of ministry for pastors and church leaders...

RTS Washington’s New Campus Site in Tysons Corner



Reformed Theological Seminary’s Washington, D.C. campus will move to a new site in Tysons Corner in early 2019.      “Our new location will help us respond to the needs of our growing student body and faculty,” said Dr. Scott Redd, president of RTS Washington and professor of Old Testament. “In our new...

New Bioethics class added to our Fall schedule!



Bioethics: End of Life (1 credit) Note: This course has been postponed. It will be offered in Spring 2019. We will inform you as soon as possible about the rescheduled date for the course. Thank you for your interest, and we hope that you will be able to join us for the seminar a few months from now.  06ST613/01 Mrs. Jennifer A....

Women’s Bible Study on Campus—Begins Oct. 16



Dr. Scott Redd and Dr. Paul Jeon will be leading an 8-week study on Philippians. We will not only study its contents but also explore ways to lead others in the study of this letter. This will be a unique opportunity to search out the unique contours and theology of the letter as we are guided by RTS professors. Please join us and other women...

2018 Fall Class Schedule



Registration for our 2018 Fall classes at RTS Washington is open! Below are some class highlights. Click here for the full list of upcoming Fall classes. Register today. Apply to RTS. Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash ST: Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology / 3HRS Dr. Howard Griffith August 27 - December...

Training Asian American Leaders



RTS Washington is committed to training Asian American Leaders of the Church. Mark your calendars for these upcoming courses! Pastoral Ministry in an Asian American Context January 14-16, 2019 Rev. Owen Lee Senior Pastor at Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville, VA     Dr. Peter Y. Lee Associate...

Rosaria Butterfield Seminar Registration



Photo by Christian Stahl on Unsplash The Gospel & My Neighbor: Applied Theology through Hospitality A Seminar with Rosaria Butterfield Gospel-driven hospitality challenges hosts and guests alike to recover a true sense of the image of God in our neighbors. It restores community and makes the gospel more accessible across...

Preview Day: Tuesday, May 29, 2018



Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash  PREVIEW DAY Tour our campus, sit in class, learn about degrees and upcoming classes, and get to know our community. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM Reformed Theological Seminary 1651 Old Meadow Road, Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102 Schedule: 11:45 AM:     ...

RTS Washington Announces Dr. Thomas Keene as Professor of New Testament



Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is pleased to announce Dr. Thomas Keene has been appointed to the position of associate professor of New Testament at the Washington, D.C., campus.   “I am thrilled by the appointment of Dr. Keene as the newest member of our growing faculty serving in the Washington, D.C. area,” said Dr....

2018 Summer Class Schedule



Registration for the 2018 Summer term at RTS Washington is now open. You can find the full list of classes below.    Would you consider helping us spread the word?  Feel free to include the following message in your church bulletin or other communications:  Registration for 2018 Summer classes at Reformed Theological...

Spring 2018 Intensive Courses



There is still time to register for our 2018 Spring intensive courses at RTS Washington. Courses offered: Acts and Romans 2.00 Hours Rev. Patrick Stefan March 19 - March 21 Read syllabus. A New We: Formed for Image and Identity in Community 2.00 Hours Dr. Irwyn Ince March 21 - March 23 Read syllabus. Register today. Apply to...

Preview Day: Wednesday, March 21, 2018



PREVIEW DAY Tour our campus, sit in class, learn about degrees and upcoming classes, and get to know our community. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Starting at 10:00 AM Reformed Theological Seminary 1651 Old Meadow Road, Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102 Schedule: 10:00 AM: Acts & Romans lectures 12:00 PM: Informational Meeting & Lunch...

“The Road to Nowhere” Lectures by Dr. Carl Trueman



Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., is pleased to invite you to two lectures by church historian Dr. Carl Trueman on the subject of “The Road to Nowhere: How Our Understanding of Human Identity Has Changed and Why It Matters.”   Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM At the Georgetown Waterfront,...

Preview Day: Tuesday, January 9, 2018



PREVIEW DAY Tour our campus, sit in class, learn about degrees and upcoming classes, and get to know our community.   Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:45 AM Reformed Theological Seminary 1651 Old Meadow Road, Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102   Schedule:   11:45 AM: President’s Welcome & Overview 12:00...

Upcoming 2018 Winter and Spring Courses



Registration for our 2018 Winter courses at RTS Washington is open. Registration for our 2018 Spring courses will open on December 1, 2017. Below are some course highlights for our Winter and Spring terms. Click here for full list of upcoming courses.  Register today.  Apply to...

Luther’s (Re)Formative Years



Update: You can now listen to the entire lecture series online! Click here to go to our Media page.   Reformed Theological Seminary, D. C., invites you to a lecture and sermon series on LUTHER’S (RE)FORMATIVE YEARS: Engaging with the Reformation at 500 October 5th, 12th, 19th, 28th, and 29th,...

Preview Day: Wednesday, November 15, 2017



PREVIEW DAY Wednesday, November 15, 2017   Sessions:   1:30-4:30 PM — Introduction to Pastoral & Theological Studies 5-6:45 PM — Greek I // Dinner + Q&A 7-10 PM — Leadership // Theology & Public Life   Free registration and dinner included. You may attend all or some...

Upcoming Seminar: Bioethics



Reformed Theological Seminary’s Institute of Theology and Public Life invites you to an upcoming course:   Bioethics: Biblical Principles and Ministry Applications   Friday, October 13, 5:30-8:30 PM Saturday, October 14, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   1651 Old Meadow Road, Suite 300 McLean, VA 22102   Challenges to the...

New Admissions Coordinator at RTS Washington



President Scott Redd of RTS Washington announced that Timoteo Sazo is assuming the role of Admissions Coordinator at the seminary. Working alongside the admission team, Sazo’s responsibilities include facilitating the admissions program as a whole, leading strategic initiatives, and collaborating on the campus’s online...

Announcement of Faculty Position in New Testament



Reformed Theological Seminary Washington DC Announcement of Faculty Position in New Testament June 2017 Job Description Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington DC invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of New Testament. The Search Committee will...

June 23rd, 2017 - nb Primer



The Nota Bene Primer is a electronic publication put out every other week by RTS Washington. It consists of a recent article and a short video that have piqued our interest here on campus. It also includes information on a course offered at RTS Washington in which you can sign up for. We pray that this publication is a blessing and an...

Effective Compassion



Reformed Theological Seminary’s Institute of Theology and Public Life invites you to an upcoming course: Effective Compassion  July 28-29, 2017 Featuring Brian Fikkert, co-author When Helping Hurts The biblical admonition to care for our neighbors in need is clear. But how should we help? How can we ensure that our compassion for...

President's Welcome



Watch the video below to see a special message from RTS Washington's President, Dr. Scott Redd....

Luther and Calvin Comment on Scripture



A couple of weeks ago, Professor Scott Manetsch, editor of The Reformation Commentary on Scripture, 1 Corinthians, was on our campus.  He graciously gave me a copy of this amazing book.  Luther and Calvin always build my faith, though their comments can be quite different.   (That is not unusual or troublesome because...

RTS Washington Graduation: May 26th



The commencement ceremony for the RTS Washington campus will be held on Friday, May 26th at 7:30 PM. The graduation will take place in the Mclean Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, with a reception to follow after. Friends and family of graduates are invited to attend this event. If you plan to have a large group attending the ceremony,...

Redeeming the Sabbath



The title of this article is taken from my dear friend and colleague Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn.  In a recent class lecture, he shared his thoughts on the unfortunate way in which many churches practice a “60 Minute Sabbath.”  Although he did not have the opportunity to further elaborate, the phrase is pretty...

How Then Shall We Feel?



I will, God willing, never forget the day on which each of my children were born. Hands down, the predominant feeling my wife and I experienced was joy. After nine months of anticipation, preceded by years of hopeful longing to one day have children, we experienced in each case a wonderful, life-enriching event. I will also, God willing,...

Dean of Students Geoff Sackett To Pursue Academic Studies Full-time



RTS Washington dean of students and director of admissions Geoff Sackett is stepping down from his role in order to pursue his academic studies full-time. “This is an exciting transition for Geoff, whom we know to be an especially gifted scholar and teacher of philosophy and theology. I wish him all the best in his future...

Joy in Suffering with Christ



This course will expound on the theme of the union with the suffering Christ as found in 1 Peter 4:12-13. It will then apply this principle of Christ-like suffering throughout people(s) throughout the history of salvation. The goal is twofold: first, to show that these suffering believers were given an extraordinary joy because of their trials;...

Luther in 1517



Recently I revisited the first year of the Reformation. After reading what Luther wrote – and what he didn’t – I came away with five thoughts that struck me vividly. 1. Christ’s patience The first lesson that leaps out at me has to do with Christ’s patience as our teacher. How long-suffering our Lord was to Luther...

Sad Songs Don't Say Everything



I wrote two earlier pieces (Part I; Part II) about the numerous laments psalms.  The first described the ways in which we can read them for our encouragement.  The second was my personal call for the church to utilize these “sad songs” in her worship.  Given my recent reflections on these laments, I thought it best...

Hughes Scholarship Applications Due April 15



Reformed Theological Seminary is now accepting applications for the Hughes Scholarship. The Hughes Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for new students who are beginning Master of Divinity studies at RTS in the summer or fall. It includes a $3,000 book stipend. There are a limited number of Hughes Scholarships, and we expect multiple...

Confess Your Sins



Scripture tells us to confess our sins to one another.  We may ask, what sins?  All of them?  That would be a huge task.   Martin Luther tried that, and found it an impossible burden.  (Of course, he was trying to comply with the medieval church’s sacrament of penance, in which every “mortal”...

No Mere Superman



When Jesus was a baby, did he soil his undergarments? As an adolescent, did he cry? When he was full-grown, was he ever angry? No disrespect is meant by these questions, but they do point out the full humanity of Jesus, without in any way reducing his full divinity. And they show that it was entirely fitting for the second person of the...

Sad Songs Say So Much, Pt. 2



I wrote a piece earlier on the benefits that we can gain from the “sad songs” in the biblical psalter.  Given the enormous positive response I received, I thought it fitting to write a “part two.”  Sad songs say so much…more still! The psalms of praise are wonderful.  In light of the torrents...

Testimony of Resurrection, Part II of II



In Part I, I briefly challenged the idea that testimony is a generally unreliable way of knowing. I also sketched a few principles that should inform our understanding of the reasonableness of accepting testimony (where testimony is learning from what someone else tells us through some form of communication – written, signed, or...

Redeemer or Victor?



Why do people set up false alternatives, and try to get us to choose between them?  Sometimes they have not thought deeply about the subjects on which they are speaking.  Perhaps they simply like to set up a caricature, so it’s rather easy to knock down the straw man.  Perhaps there is some deeper experience driving their...

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