His Home is Always Open
February 28, 2014
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
February 28, 2014
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.
Singing the Winter Blues
January 31, 2014
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
January 7, 2014
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)
January 3, 2014
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!
December 13, 2013
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...
RTS D.C. Closed on Tuesday, December 10th
December 10, 2013
Reformed Theological Seminary offices will be closed Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
The campus will reopen on Wednesday, December 11.
The seminary will provide updates, if necessary, on its operating
status via the campus website or its facebook site. Please visit http://www.rts.edu,
A December Poem by Dr. Lee
December 3, 2013
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
September 5, 2013
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)
September 5, 2013
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
August 10, 2013
“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
July 1, 2013
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
June 10, 2013
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)
June 6, 2013
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 22, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. RSVP is located on the RTS DC Facebook...
May 22, 2013
Come celebrate the Lord's goodness to our graduates at a brunch in their honor. The brunch will take place on May 31 at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall of McLean Presbyterian Church.
Cost is $10 per person (no cost for graduates and their families). RSVP to...
RTS Washington 2013 Graduation
May 22, 2013
Please join the RTS Washington community for this year's graduation! The service will be held on Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall of McLean Presbyterian Church - 1020 Balls Hill Rd McLean, VA 22101. Our featured guest speaker is Dr. Richard Gaffin who will be speaking on 1 John 5:21 in his message titled, "Little Children, Keep...
Dr. Van Dixhoorn joins RTS Residential Faculty
April 12, 2013
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
April 12, 2013
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
March 5, 2013
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
March 5, 2013
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...
February 5, 2013
Please call Geoff Sackett at (703) 448-3393 to learn how to apply to...
"Our High Priest in Heaven" with Dr. Richard Gaffin
February 4, 2013
course will consider the priestly service of Jesus Christ in his
exalted state. Biblical theological study of the Epistle to the Hebrews
will be the focus. This course will
meet April 26-27 (7-10pm; 9am-1pm) and May 10-11 (7-10pm;...
Rest and the Learning Lifestyle: A Christmas Letter from President Scott Redd
December 18, 2012
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...
Listen to the 2012 Convocation Address
September 25, 2012
If you missed the 2012-2013 Convocation Service, we have now uploaded Dr. Redd's message. Dr. Redd, President of RTS DC, spoke to students, faculty, staff and their families about the goal of theological studies: "Knowing. Loving. Teaching." You can listen...
The Theology of the Westminster Standards: A Lecture Series for Church Leaders, Laypeople and Seminary Students
June 25, 2012
This fall RTS Washington DC is delighted to host Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, teaching "The Theology of the Westminster Standards" Wednesday evenings, 7-10PM, October 3rd through December 12th.
This course is a must for officers in the presbyterian church, and invaluable for men and women wanting to deepen their understanding of Christian theology in...
Geoff Sackett Named Dean of Students at RTS-Washington
June 19, 2012
McLean, Va. – Geoff Sackett has been appointed Dean of Students for the Washington, D.C. campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. Sackett’s appointment is part of a larger initiative to prioritize and develop the RTS learning community following the seminary’s recent move to a campus location near Tysons Corner, Va....
What RTS Means to Me - by Kathryn Roelofs
June 14, 2012
Some might view the end of seminary studies as the “start of official ministry.” But as my seminary studies, God willing, will come to close at the end of this academic school year, I look back at my life and see that my experiences and work thus far has not only prepared me for what lies ahead, but was itself “ministry”...
2012 Graduation Ceremony
May 25, 2012
The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2012 will be held in the Fellowship Hall of McLean Presbyterian Church May 25th at 7:30pm. Dr. Scott Redd, President-Elect of the Washington DC campus of RTS, will be speaking. There will be a reception to follow.
The address the McLean Presbyterian Church is:
1020 Balls Hill Road