Archives for September 3, 2020

A New School Semester at PRTS

We are grateful that last week each of our Puritan Conference addresses drew from 2000 to 6000 listeners. Thanks to so many of you for joining us online.

Now we pivot this week, by God’s grace, to a new school semester at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary—our 26th year. It is great and feels wonderful to be teaching seminary students face-to-face again. This semester I am teaching The Holy Spirit and the Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology: 36 students), two combined courses on The Christian Minister and Ministry, and Leadership (20 students—see picture), and Practice Preaching (30 students). The classrooms are set up for social distancing with only one student at each table.

Pray that God will bless each one of our students, faculty members, board members, and staff this semester with spiritual growth to His glory. Pray too for our hundreds of alumni serving Christ around the world that God will prosper their ministry.

“Pastors & Their Critics” Launch Team Facebook Group Invitation

The gospel has a lot of encouragement to offer pastors who are easily discouraged and overwhelmed by a constant bombardment of negativity from within and without their congregations. The new book, “Pastors and Their Critics,” co-authored by Nick Thompson and me, offers scriptural encouragement and advice to pastors to help them respond to criticism, offer criticism, and create a healthy church culture.

“Pastors and Their Critics” will officially launch on September 16, 2020. In preparation for the book launch, P&R Publishing have created a Launch Team Facebook Group to help spread the word about this book and its contents. Access to the group will be strictly limited to the first 100 individuals who sign up. Launch Team members will have an opportunity to read the book in advance, receive updates from the publisher and authors, participate in private discussions, and help promote the book prior to launch day.

You can request access to the group by clicking on the following link and answering a few preliminary questions:


Dr. Joel Beeke

PS: What happens in this group stays in this group. It is meant to be a private forum to access this uplifting content ahead of time, for you to receive its encouragement, and for you to help spread the word about it via your own social media platforms.

Jesus is a Specialist in Hopeless Situations