Reformed Studies

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Draw on the riches of the Reformed tradition while pursuing your theological education at one of Canada’s top seminaries.

The Reformed House of Studies (RHS) at Wycliffe College leverages the quality seminary offerings of Wycliffe College while engaging with the Reformed tradition to prepare students for Christian ministry through biblical and theological education, practical training, cohort learning, and extracurricular learning opportunities. Faculty and staff from evangelical Reformed and Presbyterian traditions serve as advisors and mentors for students of the RHS.  

Complete our 6-course Certificate in Reformed Studies on its own, or delve into these courses as part of your Wycliffe MTS or MDiv.

COURSES
  • Covenant Theology
  • Reformed Worship and Polity
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Confessional Theology
  • Reformational Worldview
  • Elective / Expository Preaching Practicum

 

Program options: Certificate, MTS or MDiv concentration

Prerequisite degree(s): Based on program option - contact Admissions (wycliffe.admissions@utoronto.ca)

Complete in: 1-8 years, based on program option

 

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RHS Faculty

Michael Haykin
Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto), FRHistS, is chair and professor of church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, which is based at Southern Seminary. He is also on the core faculty of Heritage Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario, where he is the professor of church history, and also leads the Canadian office of the Andrew Fuller Center. He has written widely on Christianity in Late Antiquity and 18th-century British Dissent. 
Bryan Chapell
Rev. Dr. Bryan Chapell (PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale) is Pastor Emeritus of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. He now leads the Administrative Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America. His preaching and teaching are broadcast in many nations through Unlimited Grace Media, and are also available at unlimitedgrace.com. He is the author of many books, including The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach and Christ-centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages. He and his wife, Kathy, have four adult children, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Chad Van Dixhoorn
Rev. Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) is professor of church history and director of the Craig Center for the study of the Westminster Standards at Westminster Theological Seminary. He also serves as an honorary research fellow at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Dr. Van Dixhoorn has held a number of additional teaching positions and has also served as associate pastor at Cambridge Presbyterian Church (UK) and also at Grace Presbyterian Church (Vienna, VA) for nine years. He is happily married to Emily Van Dixhoorn and they have five children and two dogs.

Jessica Joustra 
Dr. Jessica Joustra (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University. She also serves as the director of the Albert M. Wolters Centre for Christian Scholarship at Redeemer University and an associate researcher at the Neo-Calvinist Research Institute at the Theological University of Kampen in the Netherlands.

Lyndon Jost
Rev. Dr. Lyndon Jost (PhD, Wycliffe College and University of Toronto) serves as Assistant Pastor of Christ Church Toronto (PCA) as well as adjunct faculty at Ryle Seminary in Ottawa. Lyndon previously served as a pastor at Grace Toronto Church and before that worked with children and youth in urban and rural contexts in Canada and internationally. He and his wife, Lami, together with their three children--Naomi, Knox, and Micah--live on the east side of Toronto.

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“The establishment of a Reformed House at Wycliffe College is a most encouraging development.  Wycliffe has long had a reputation for academic excellence in the Anglican tradition and to see that now broadened into the Reformed world is great news.  I hope the House proves a significant source of spiritual and intellectual vitality for the Reformed churches in Canada.”

- Carl Trueman