Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome

Welcome to Katekomen, the online journal of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

Since its founding in 1987, Greenville Seminary has been committed to training passionate, articulate preachers of the gospel in the historic Reformed faith.

Our hope and desire is to see faithful churches led by faithful ministers. The world is transformed as the Lord blesses His Truth when it goes from the pulpit, to the congregation, and then to the world. In this time of moral bankruptcy, the gimmick-driven church has found numerical success. But in the midst of this, we advocate a return to a new view of ministry that, upon further investigation, is not new at all. We long to see a return to the ordinary means of grace in ministry that God has blessed in all of the great epochs of history.

Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary stands firm in its conviction that the world needs not new methods, but old Truth; the world needs to know the Person and work of Jesus Christ; the world must hear of God's holiness and His grace and goodness to His people. And so we press on, training men to be gospel preachers who proclaim with accuracy, authority, and passion the unfailing Word of God.

This online journal is designed to acquaint prospective students, supporters, scholars and all other interested persons with the perspectives and theological thought of Greenville Seminary, its faculty and affiliated learned thinkers.

Taking our inspiration from Hebrews 10:23, it is the mission of Greenville Seminary to persevere in the confession of our gospel hope in the midst of so many temptations to abandon the faith once delivered to the saints. The verse, even though it is focused on holding onto the hope that we have in Christ as our perfect high priest, is broad enough to cover a broad range of issues (preaching, Scripture, doctrinal integrity, etc.). GPTS teaching, conferences and Katekomen are designed to help the people of God hold onto and continue to confess the fullness of their gospel hope.