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RTS Washington Campus Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, RTS Washington will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 26th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December...

Confessing the Faith

Public worship – Preaching Another normal part of worship is the careful. ‘sound preaching’ of the Word. Assembly member Anthony Burgess once commented that preachers ‘must dresse every sermon at a glasse [mirror] of the Word; they must preach as they read in Scripture’. That is why the Scriptures tell ministers to...

MDIV Exams

The MDIV exams will be offered on the following dates: English Bible Exam, October 18th at 10am – Westminster Shorter Catechism Exam, October 25th at 10am.  Test takers need to reserve a spot by contacting Jenny McGahey...

Campus Closed this Saturday.

Our campus will be closed this Saturday. Our normal schedule for Saturday will resume next week, October...

Reading Week Hours

The campus hours for Reading Week (Oct 6th - 11th) are as follows: Monday - Thursday: 9-7 Friday: 9-5 Saturday:...

Apologetics, an Interview with Geoff Sackett

Q: Your bookshelves contain quite a few books on apologetics. What first piqued your interest in this subject? A: Two things. First, in college my first course in philosophy was on epistemology, the study of the nature and limits of knowledge. Some of our class sessions considered the problem of skepticism—can we genuinely be sure of the...

New Student Handbook

There is a new Student Handbook for the 2014-15 academic year online. You can find the new handbook here: Student...

Interview with Dr. Howard Griffith, Part 2

Q: You have studied assurance of salvation extensively. Why is this an important topic for the church to learn about? A: We don’t have the public angst about assurance like earlier generations of Christians (probably because most people think it’s easy and common for people to become Christians).  But this may change over the...

Fall Meet and Greets

RTS Washington will be hosting two meet and greets during the second week of classes this Fall. Come join us for an evening of food and fellowship with students, staff and faculty. For more information, please click...

Special Preview Evening: Dinner followed by Lecture featuring President Scott Redd

You are invited to attend a special preview evening of Reformed Theological Seminary on September 2. The preview evening will feature an informal dinner with students, staff, and faculty, followed by a lecture by Dr. Redd on the importance of theological education for the church in the twenty-first century. This lecture will be the first...

Silver Line Metro Opens at RTS D.C.

RTS Faculty and Staff make the easy walk from our campus to the new McLean Metro Station.   The RTS building is visible from the McLean Station’s platform!   With trains running every 6 minutes during rush hour, RTS is easily accessible from Washington, D.C.     RTS Faculty and Staff enjoy their first...

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, August 5th due to the staff retreat.

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Studying the Bible in Greek, an Interview with Dr. Paul Jeon

Q: As a professor of Greek at RTS, why is it important to study the Bible in this language? A: There are, to be sure, plenty of laymen who do an outstanding job reading and interpreting the Bible, especially if they have a background in law or literature. Knowing the original languages is only one aspect--albeit an important aspect--of...

Interview with Dr. Howard Griffith

Q: You have studied union with Christ extensively. Why is this an important topic for the church to learn about? A: I think it is difficult in our cultural moment to sort out what the Church should be about—Worship or evangelism? Social problems, or strong families? Doctrine, or therapy? Cultural renewal, or experience? People struggle...

The Lord's Loyal Love

Love is among the most basic human needs, but apart from experiencing the love of God in Christ it is impossible to grasp its full reality. Christians alone know true love: a love that belongs in a class by itself because of its utterly unique origin. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul provides the people of God with the exact words...

The Westminster Assembly Project: An Interview with Chad Van Dixhoorn

Q: You’ve spent more than a decade studying the Westminster assembly. How did it all start? A: I first encountered a text by the Westminster assembly while my family was on holiday in northern Ontario. We were visiting the Sunday school class of a little Scottish Presbyterian church, and after the initial embarrassment of not knowing the...

Interview with Dr. Peter Lee

Q: You have recently written about suffering. Why is this an important topic for the church to understand? A: Suffering is important for the church to understand because it is what we experience on this side of glory. The Scriptures are so abundantly clear that the mark of believer is one of suffering (John 15:20; 16:33). This has been...

RTS 2014 Commencement Photos

Chancellor Ligon Duncan gives the 2014 commencement address RTS Washington President, Dr. Scott Redd, confirms candidates for graduation RTS Class of 2014 M.A.R. Graduates receive their hoods M.Div. Graduates receive their hoods RTS Washington's 11th Annual Commencement RTS Washington's 11th Annual...

Summer Reading Recommendations

Looking for something to read this summer?  Check out RTS Washington Resident Faculty’s reading recommendations below: Dr. Howard Griffith, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean: Chance and the Sovereignty of God. Vern Poythress. Dr. Griffith says, “Poythress is very brilliant, but he writes so...

Charge to the RTS Washington Class of 2014

The Apostle Paul speaks of how the work of the Spirit within a person always affects the way the person responds to situations in life. There are two major influences or entities with which you will have to contend in this life: God and the world, and the success of your ministry will be marked by faithful and right responses. This...

2014 Commencement

Join RTS Washington to celebrate our 11th commencement ceremony, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., at McLean Presbyterian Church.  We are honored to have Dr. Ligon Duncan, chancellor of RTS, as this year’s commencement...

The Portrait of an RTS Graduate

May is graduation month, and once again we must say farewell to another outstanding class of graduates from Reformed Theological Seminary.  Commencement ceremonies are wonderful since they give students and their families a moment to reflect on the Lord’s faithful provision during their seminary years.  It gives us all a moment to...

All student account balances must be paid in full by May 31, 2014

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Luau at the Van Dixhoorn’s, Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00pm

Luau at the Van Dixhoorn’s, Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00pm RSVP to Caitlin Witt...

Campus closed, Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day

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Save the Date: MAR Paper Presentations

It is a pleasure to invite the Seminary community to the presentation of this year's MAR Integrative Papers  by our graduates!  On Friday, May 23rd, at 1PM in the Library, come, hear and celebrate what these fine students have done.  Students and Faculty will be able to hear and ask questions.  Here are the topics: - Jeffrey...

Save the Date: Commencement

Spring Commencement will take place on Friday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. RTS Washington’s 11th Spring Commencement will take place at McLean Presbyterian Church, featuring speaker Dr. Ligon Duncan, chancellor of RTS. All students and their families are welcome to...

In Case of Inclement Weather

We will post an announcement via: 1) Facebook, 2) Email, and 3) our website. Please 'like' our Facebook page and contact Caitlin Witt if you or a student you know is not receiving these monthly...

Library Access

RTS library database access has changed. You will now be able to log in to all databases from anywhere with one user name and password. For more information, click...

Emergency Alert System

Last year RTS set up a new emergency alert program with the help of Rave Mobile Safety.  RaveAlert is designed to send text message and email alerts to lists of people in the event of an emergency. We are asking all students with a viable text message plan and phone number to supply this information to us in the event we need to send...

Tuition Payment

Please note that tuition payments are due by the first day of...

Taxes

The seminary does not file Form 1098-T with the IRS and does not provide this form to its...

Campus Hours for Spring Semester

Monday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (until 10 p.m. for weekend...

Office Closure

The RTS office will be closed on April 18th in observance of Good...

Summer Classes

Summer Registration is open (as of April...

Preview Day is April 26th

Do you know someone curious about seminary? Invite them to Spring Preview Day on April 26, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., where they will hear from a panel of students, meet our president, faculty and staff, and enjoy a catered lunch on campus. RSVP to Jennifer McGahey...

Theological Discussion Group

RTS DC Theological Discussions Group seeks to provide a forum for discussion and debate specifically for RTS DC students. If interested, please email Matt Miller (mattm4444@gmail.com). If you're interested in co-leading this endeavor, please notify...

Job Postings

Please check out our bulletin board for the latest job postings!  For a full listing of available job opportunities, check out the RTS Vocational Services...

Extra Space in Your Home?

If you have an extra room or couch and are able to share some hospitality from time to time by hosting a visiting student, please let Jennifer McGahey...

Upcoming Conferences

The Faithful Shepherd Conference: Persevering in Your Church and Ministry will be held from May 5-7, in Harvey Cedars, NJ. For more information, click...

Resources

If you are looking for an internship, interested in hearing about opportunities to preach or other part-time positions at local churches, want to learn more about the pastoral job search process or would like placement counsel, please email Geoff Sackett...

Elective Courses Offered in 2013-2014

Click here to see which classes are being...

In Memory of Brian Long

We give thanks to those who have generously donated in memory of Brian Long.  All gifts will be used for the RTS library, in honor of his great love of books.  If you are interested in donating to the Brian Long Memorial Library Fund, please click here, select campus ‘Washington D.C.,’ and note ‘Brian Long’ under...

Forgiving Each Other

One of the benefits of serving a church in the city was that many wonderful, different kinds of people visited.  One older lady began to visit worship.  She was very taken with the joy of the congregation.  She was unusual, to say the least, and shy, very reticent to speak.  She seemed lonely.  An elder and I paid her a...

His Home is Always Open

Before heading south to Philadelphia, I was warned that seminary could be a lonely place. The person who warned me complained that he had little fellowship because no one had ever invited him into their home. This struck me as odd. Why not invite people into his home? After all, both Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3 insist that elders be accustomed to...

RTS in the News: Scott Redd on TGC

Watch the full seven-minute video from the 2013 Gospel Coalition Conference to hear Dr. Redd discuss allegorical interpretation, living in the nation's capital, and more. Click...

Singing the Winter Blues

More years ago than I care to count, I took a friend to see blues-bluegrass singer and guitar virtuoso Doc Watson play to a sold-out crowd in Alexandria. As Doc sauntered across the stage with his accompanist guiding him by the elbow, my friend whispered to me, “I didn’t know he was blind.” From there he mesmerized us with his...

From the President’s Desk

Is-Sena it-Tayba That would be Maltese for “Happy New Year.”  The words were strung up in lights over the stone gates to the old city of Valetta, the great capital and port of the island nation. I was in Malta teaching systematic theology to a group of students from around the Mediterranean basin, and the day before my class...

RTS Washington DC Closed Today (Jan. 3)

Due to the inclement weather, RTS Washington DC is closed today, Friday, Jan 3. The "Life and Ministry of Jonathan Edwards" course will be held tomorrow as scheduled. A date for the make-up class will be discussed...

RTS will be at the Cross Conference in December!

  RTS is excited to be an exhibitor at the new mission’s conference #CrossCon2013 December 27-30, 2013 in Louisville, KY. We hope to see you there and to share with you how you can become an RTS student. Visit our booth to register for a book drawing! At RTS we have a #mind4truth and a #heart4God. “We’d like you to spend...

A December Poem by Dr. Lee

If you are a graduate student, I know what you are thinking right now.  “Just a few more weeks, just a few more weeks!”  I’m not thinking of Christmas per se, although I must confess that I do love this time of the year!  No, I’m thinking of the double whammy of final exams and term papers.  I have...

1st Community Lunch & Chapel

1st Community Lunch & Chapel on Thursday, September 5, 12:30pm-1:30pm.  As a community of learning, we are also a community of faith united together by the worship of the Lord: come, break bread, and enjoy the rich blessings we share in Christ.   ...

Community lunch (12:30-1pm) & Chapel (1pm-1:30pm)

Community lunch (12:30-1pm) & Chapel (1pm-1:30pm) continue on Thursdays in the main classroom throughout the...

“Welcome (Back) to RTS” Meet and Greets

“Welcome (Back) to RTS” Meet and Greets for new and returning students (and spouses) on the following three dates (attend as many as you wish):   Monday, August 26 from 4-5pm, before Greek I (dinner provided) Wednesday, August 28 from 1pm-2pm, between History of Philosophy & Christian Thought and Pastoral & Social...

Summer Lovin’ and Fun-Filled Rest

Let me begin by saying “congratulations to all for a successful academic 2012-2013 year!”  It is now summer and your schedules are free from attending weekly courses, reading and studies in theological textbooks, researching for term papers, and cramming for exams.  For some, you are now free from those dreaded Greek and...

Dr. Howard Griffith to Present at PCA General Assembly

Dr. Howard Griffith, Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary Washington D.C. is set to present during the Presbyterian Church of America's 41st General Assembly. Dr. Griffiths presentation will be on 'The Ethics of Divorce and Remarriage'. To access his presentation outline, click...

Summertime (and the Reflecting's Easy)

Over winter break, you found encouragement in these pages to engage in leisurely study for both short-term (in the form of scholarly felicity) and long-term  benefit (developing a habit of lifelong learning).  That encouragement goes double for summer break, though I suspect that a decent number of you will have little time to read by...

End of the year Luau Celebration

May 29th 6:00pm - Join us for an RTS Luau at the Van Dixhoorn's residence! An end of the year celebration where barbecue, theology, family, and tiki torches meet together for a wonderful time. Hawaiian dress shirt required! Email cvida@rts.edu for directions. RSVP is located on the RTS DC Facebook...

Dr. Van Dixhoorn joins RTS Residential Faculty

To read more about Dr. Van Dixhoorn joining the RTS DC residential faculty, click...

"Christ Is Not Just Another Theme In the Old Testament": A Gospel Coalition Article by Dr. Redd

Dr. Redd published an article on The Gospel Coalition titled "Christ Is Not Just Another Theme in the Old Testament." To read it, click...

From the President: “Christian Community and Seminary” by Scott Redd

So what are we doing here, taking valuable time out of our busy days, finding babysitting, leaving work early, making the drive, putting off rest, all to come out and sit in a seminary class? This is a good question. After all, there is much that we could be doing other than meeting for class every week.  The life of faith has been helpfully...

History of Philosophy and Christian Thought Coming to Iowa This April

We would like to make you aware of a special course being offered in Central Iowa this spring. From April 22-26, Reformed Theological Seminary will offer "History of Philosophy and Christian Thought" at Westkirk Presbyterian Church near Des Moines. This course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and...

WAVA Listeners

Please call Geoff Sackett at (703) 448-3393 to learn how to apply to...

Rest and the Learning Lifestyle: A Christmas Letter from President Scott Redd

As the semester comes to an end, I am sure most of you are looking forward to rest and relational time with your family and friends.  There are few joys in life as unique as the feeling one has when the last paper is turned in and the last exam completed.  What is it about the sweet relief of waking up in the morning only to be reminded...
 
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