Big Change at PRTS

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Pilgrim Standard

Puritan Board Sophomore
I Don't know if this has been announced on the Puritan Board or not yet. (I did a quick search and did not find anything.)

In April 2012, Dr. Dr. Michael Barrett accepted the position of academic dean at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, to be effective in August. Dr. Barrett is the president of Geneva Reformed Seminary.

Dr. Barrett's Doctorate is in OT Text with speciality in Semitic Languages. He was a professor of OT Theology and Ancient languages for ~30 years. His published works include:
Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament <-I highly recomend this book.
Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel
God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel
The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship
Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea
The Hebrew Handbook

Here is a video of his announcement to his Church and Denomination that he has Accepted the offer (And, the Why, and How it came about): Of The Lord's Leading -


Puritan Board Post-Graduate
This is wonderful. We have known Dr. Barrett for years and are so happy that he is "repatriating" to Michigan! PRTS is the ideal "fit" for him, In my humble opinion. He has family in our area and they must be overjoyed.

Pilgrim Standard

Puritan Board Sophomore
I think many people are overjoyed. I am excited at the potential to have him minister to our congregation more as we are the closest FPCNA to Grand Rapids.
Plus, I really believe the Lord to be moving heavily in this, which is evidenced by the announcement video I posted. It delights me to see joy in other Christians in this matter, Margaret!

Pilgrim Standard

Puritan Board Sophomore
Sorry... I don't remember. There is some singing then the announcement if I remember correctly. When I get some time I can check it out.
The announcement is the bulk of the video.

N. Eshelman

Puritan Board Senior
Announcement starts at about 2 minutes into the link.

It's a really exciting time for PRTS. I can attest to the fact that it is an excellent institution and godly men are in leadership there. I thank God for her ministry to the Kingdom of Christ.


Puritan Board Freshman
How ironic! I was just reading Dr. Barrett's book "Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea". I am sure that he will be a great addition to PRTS.
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