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.  

Delve into our RHS courses as part of your Wycliffe MTS or MDiv.

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

Program options: MTS or MDiv concentration

Prerequisite degree(s): Bachelor's degree (any discipline), with a minimum CGPA of 2.7/70%

Complete in: 2-8 years, based on program of choice

 

How to register: Apply for an MDiv or MTS to take Reformed Studies as a concentration, or apply as an Occasional Student to take individual courses. 

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Upcoming Courses

Reformed Worship and Polity (Intensive) with Chad Van Dixhoorn

May 29 - June 2, 2023

An introduction to the nature and functions of the church from a Reformed perspective, including its worship, liturgy and sacraments, church polity, church discipline, and pastoral leadership.

 

Confessional Theology in the Reformed Tradition - Michael Haykin

Fall 2023

An introduction to confessional theology with special attention given to Reformed confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including the Thirty-Nine Articles, the Irish Articles, the Three Forms of Unity, the Westminster Standards, and the First and Second London Baptist Confessions.

 

Covenant Theology with Michael Allen and Lyndon Jost

Winter 2024

An introduction to the study of Scripture as God’s authoritative word for his covenant people and a normative guide for kingdom service. Major themes include theological method and the interpretation of Scripture; God’s self-revelation in the history of redemption, culminating in Christ; the unity of Scripture in the unfolding of the covenant story.

*This course will include a two-day intensive with Dr. Michael Allen on January 12-13.

 

Expository Preaching (Intensive) with Bryan Chapell

February 19-23, 2024

A course training students in the practices of cultural exegesis and Christ-centered preaching.

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.
Michael Allen
Rev. Dr. Michael Allen (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Dr. Allen has been a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He previously taught at Knox Theological Seminary for five years, where he held the Kennedy Chair of Systematic Theology. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and serves as Theologian-in-Residence at NewCity Orlando PCA. Dr. Allen and his wife, Emily, have two sons, Jackson and Will. 

RHS Director

Lyndon Jost
Rev. Dr. Lyndon Jost (PhD, Wycliffe College and University of Toronto) is Assistant Pastor of Christ Church Toronto (PCA) and serves as the Director of the Reformed House of Studies. Previously he served for seven years as a pastor at Grace Toronto Church and before that worked with children and youth for a decade in urban and rural contexts in Canada and internationally. Lyndon is an adjunct faculty member at Ryle Seminary in Ottawa and Redeemer University in Ancaster, ONHe and his wife, Lami, together with their three children 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