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Friday, June 17, 2022

CRTS Building Closure - June 20 to July 3

The seminary building will be closed from June 20 to July 3 for abatement/construction purposes. There will be no admittance into the building or library besides construction...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Summer 2022 Update and Prayer Request

Now that the academic year is completed and most of the students have left town for summer assignments, the usual kind of quiet has descended on the seminary. There are not many...

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Student Profiles: Introducing Bryan Vanderhorst

Hello! I’m Bryan Vanderhorst and this is my wonderful wife Paige (nee Van Delft) and our children, Zoe (5) and Jesse (3). We are thankful to our God and Father for leading...

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Student Profiles: Introducing Anson van Delden

Hi! I’m Anson van Delden and this is my wife and best friend, Rachel, and our two children, Kaya (9) and Joash (7).To read Anson's full profile, click here...

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Student Profiles: Introducing Tim vanBeek

Greetings! I'm Tim, and this is my wife Emma together with our children Arielle (5), Judah (3) and Caius (1). Four years ago, we traded the Manitoban plains for Hamilton...

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Schilder Reader Book Launch: May 10

Please join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 8pm at the Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church at 353 Stone Church Rd E., Hamilton for the launch of the Klaas Schilder Reader. Livestream...

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Student Profiles: Introducing Dathan Pleiter

Hello everyone! My name is Dathan Pleiter, and this is my lovely wife and friend, Katrina (nee Wanders). I am a fourth-year seminary student at the Canadian Reformed Theological...

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Student Profiles: Introducing Rodney denBoer

G'day! My name is Rodney den Boer. As I reflect on four years of CRTS training, it stands out that God has been exceedingly good to me. I'm grateful and excited (though a little...

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Student Profiles: Introducing Tsjibbe deJong

As another academic year winds down at CRTS, students are shifting their attention to the summer activities. Many are heading out on internships. Some are looking forward to...

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Prayer Request - April 2022

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The end of the current academic year is in sight. Lectures are almost done. Exams are just around the corner. Students will soon be...

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Considering the Ministry Events

With the help of local ministers, CRTS is planning "Considering the Ministry" events for prospective students across the country. Alberta: Friday April 22 from 4:30 to 8pm at...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Worship Matters by Dr. VanDam

A new book, Worship Matters, by Dr. C. VanDam is now available for purchase.  Limited copies are available at the seminary for $25 (pick-up only - please contact Leanne...

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Holiday Closure 2021

The CRTS building, including the library, will be closed from Monday, December 20 through Friday, December 31 for our annual Christmas holiday closure. The administrative office...

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Prayer Request - Dec 2021

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The celebration of our Saviour’s birth and the beginning of a New Year are fast approaching. Here at CRTS we have much to be...

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

CRTS Partnership in the Gospel Campaign

The CRTS Partnership in the Gospel Campaign is going strong. We hope, the Lord willing, to raise one million dollars by Dec 31, 2021. Will you partner with us in in updating...

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Conference 2022 Cancelled

We regret to inform you that we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming conference “Stand Firm: Identity, Sexuality, and Gender in Biblical...

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

CRTS Update & Prayer Request - October 2021

With just over thirty students enrolled at our seminary, we have welcomed within our walls the largest group in the history of our seminary. And yes, we are back in the...

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Convocation 2021

CRTS is still planning for it's annual convocation on Friday, September 10. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the convocation this year will be by invitation only. At the...

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Summer Closure 2021

The CRTS building (inlcuding the library and admin office) will be closed on July 19 through August 9 for the annual summer closure. We will reopen with regular business hours of...

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Monday, July 5, 2021

CRTS Update and Prayer Request – July 2021

The calendar has already been turned to July. With deep and sincere thankfulness to the Lord, we note that COVID regulations are becoming less restrictive throughout Canada,...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June Update

Although CRTS is in summer mode, it does not mean that the professors and students are on vacation. While the students are mostly involved in internships this summer, the...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Prayer Request - April 2021

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Here at CRTS we remain very thankful for your ongoing support in so many different ways.  We also ask for your ongoing...

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Student Profiles: Introducing Timothy Veenstra

Hi, I am Tim Veenstra, and this is my wife Kristen and our son Ezra. It's hard to believe that I am just about done seminary. Looking back it is clear that God has graciously...

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Monday, April 12, 2021

CRTS Building Closed to Guests

During this time of Covid-19, the CRTS building (including the library) remains closed to students and visitors. Please contact Leanne...

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Student Profiles: Introducing Kevin Star

Hi, I'm Kevin Star - I'm excited to be in the final stage of my seminary journey and look forward to whatever the Lord has in store for me. To read Kevin's full profile, click...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Student Profiles: Introducing Ruurd Offringa

Hello! My name is Ruurd Offringa. My wife and I moved to Hamilton from Australia so I could complete training for the ministry. Our time in Hamilton has been full of blessings,...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Student Profiles: Introducing Kim Lapiz

Mabuhay! My name is Kim Javier Lapiz and it has been a blessing for me to be at CRTS. Everything contributes to shaping and sharpening me for the Ministry. Even my simple...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Student Profiles: Introducing Raoul Kingma

Here at CRTS the academic year is racing toward the finish line at the end of April. This year we anticipate having five graduates: four from our MDiv program and one from our...

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Monday, January 11, 2021

CRTS Building Closure

During this time of province-wide lockdown, the CRTS building (including the library) remains closed to students and visitors. Please contact Leanne...

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas Office Closure 2020

The CRTS building, including the library, will be closed from Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1 for our annual Christmas holiday closure. The administrative office...

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Update and Prayer Requests from CRTS – Christmas 2020

Please be assured that, by the grace and kindness of our God, we are doing well here at our seminary. We are entering the exam period of our Fall 2020 semester, which has...

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Friday, September 11, 2020

CRTS Convocation 2020

CRTS is still planning for it's annual convocation on Friday, September 11. However, after consulting with the Hamilton Public Health Unit we learned that graduation ceremonies...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Update and Prayer Request - September 2020

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, Last year at this time I wrote about the special 50 th anniversary year that our seminary was celebrating. Little did any of us know that...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

CRTS Summer Closure

The CRTS building, including the library and administrative office, will be closed from Monday, July 20 through Monday, August 10. Regular office/library hours of 8:30 to 4:30...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Update: Fall Semester and COVID-19

To: the supporting community of CRTS Dear brothers and sisters, Greetings from the faculty and staff of CRTS. We pray that your summer is being blessed. Some of our regular...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Summer Update and Prayer Request

Update and Prayer Request – June 2020 Academic Year 2019-2020. What a year it was! It will certainly go down in the history books as a most memorable one.  It began...

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Introducing Daniel Shin

Hi I am Daniel Shin, it's hard to believe that I am already almost done seminary! Looking back, God has graciously blessed me through these four years in the seminary...

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Introducing Aidan Plug

Hi! I’m Aidan Plug, and I would like to introduce my lovely wife Claire and our children, Austin and Pierre. We’ve been incredibly blessed to have spent the past four...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Introducing Kelvin Dekker

Hello. My name is Kelvin Dekker, husband to Amy (nee Houweling), father to Abigail, Nathaniel and Theodore and student at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary. Amy and I...

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Easter Message and Prayer Request

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.  1...

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

In Memoriam – Jakob Geertsema (1935-2020)

“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust” (Ps 40:5). On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the LORD took Prof. Jakob Geertsema from this life and into eternal...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The CRTS building remains closed to visitors and CRTS students continue to learn and participate in lectures and class discussions via online technology. Even chapel and prayer...

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Friday, March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Update and Prayer Request from CRTS

Dear brothers and sisters, Life in our world has changed.  The Lord and Giver of life has not changed.  The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has dominated our...

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Friday, March 20, 2020

COVID-19 and CRTS's Response

CRTS has taken measures in the past weeks to ensure it is in compliance with the guidelines that the public health authorities are providing for COVID-19 and it has been in...

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Conference 2020 Videos Now Available

The videos of the speeches from the 2020 CRMA/CRTS Conference "Discipling the Nations: Reformed Perspectives on World Mission" are now available online. Please see here...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Children and the Church: “Do not Hinder Them” Book Now Available

Do you really know why your children and the children of the church should be baptized?   Do you know what difference that makes?    These questions and...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CRTS Conference Evening Lectures, January 16-17: Discipling the Nations

Everything is ready to go for the annual CRTS Conference, but we want to ensure that everyone knows that they are invited to our two free evening lectures, both beginning at 8PM...

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Merry Christmas from CRTS!

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High”...

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas Holiday Closure

The CRTS building, including the library, will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3 for our annual Christmas holiday closure. The administrative office...

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

ATS Evaluation March 2020

The Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on March 23-26,...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CRTS Campus Visit Day

On Friday, October 18, the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary invites all prospective students to visit the Seminary for the day. Participants will sit in on classes and...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reflecting with Gratitude – Our 50th Anniversary

Just over two weeks ago CRTS formally celebrated its golden anniversary with a special convocation and an open house.  Many of you came out to join in the festivities. ...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

50th Anniversary Convocation and Open House Reminder

The Lord willing, we will be...

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Fall Update and Prayer Requests

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, Here at CRTS we are about to begin a very special, indeed historic, year.  Our gracious, faithful, and sovereign Lord has blessed our...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Commemorative book now available for order!

The 50th anniversary commemorative book Your Word is Our Light is now available for order! Please see here for more information and to place your order today...

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Monday, August 12, 2019

50th Anniversary and Convocation

With great thankfulness to our faithful Lord, the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary invites you to join us in celebrating our fiftieth anniversary.  Our anniversary...

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Update and Prayer Request

With summer upon us, the seminary building is rather quiet these days. You will find our staff, a few professors, and one or two students in the building but that is about it....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Prayer Request

Tomorrow five of our students will be undergoing classis examinations with a view to eligibility for call.  Chauncey Knegt, Eric Onderwater, Jeremy Segstro and Mark ten...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

End of the 2018-2019 Academic Year

We are so thankful that the Lord has granted another successful academic year at CRTS! Last week marked the end of the 2018-2019 year. We pray that the Lord will be with the...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Update and Prayer Requests

Here at CRTS the semester is rapidly coming to a close.  As I pen these words, there are just a few days left of classes and then two weeks of exams after that.  As we...

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Student Profile: Introducing Nathan Zekveld

Hey! I'm Nathan Zekveld and I have my wife Ashley here beside me. We are headed into the final stage of seminary and I have attempted to write up a profile. You can read it by...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Student Profile: Introducing Mark ten Haaf

Hello all! I'm Mark ten Haaf, and I'm pleased to introduce the rest of my family to you. This is my lovely wife Stephanie, and these are our children: Jaiva, Bauer, Creed,...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Student Profile: Introducing Jeremy Segstro

Hello all!  My name is Jeremy Segstro and I am eagerly anticipating presenting myself before classis, the Lord willing, this upcoming June to be eligible for a call to serve...

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Student Profile: Introducing Eric Onderwater

Hello, greetings from me, Eric Onderwater, from my wife Lisa, and from our four children, Hudson (4), Eva (2), Ruby (1) and Pippa (5 mos).  We’ve enjoyed the last four...

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Student Profile: Introducing Chauncey Knegt

Hi! I’m Chauncey, and this is my dear wife Emily. Both of us are eagerly counting down the days as my seminary studies draw to a close. We look forward to serving our Lord...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Profile Update: Candidate Cody Swaving

After spending a year as an intern at Smithville Canadian Reformed Church, graduate Cody Swaving is now available for call. Please click here...

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Friday, February 22, 2019

CRTS Conference Videos

The videos from the 2019 CRTS Conference "Do not Hinder Them: Children and the Church" are now online. Click here...

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

50th Anniversary Year of CRTS

The year was 1969.  The date was Wednesday, September 10.  The location was the Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Hamilton.  The attendance was estimated to...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Stay in Touch with CRTS

Want to stay in touch with CRTS and get updates right to your inbox? Follow us on Facebook, sign up for the RSS feed or join our email list. More information and instructions can...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

New CRTS Publication – Growing in the Gospel: Sound Doctrine for Daily Living

Are you part of a Bible study group that is looking for new material to work with next season?  Are you an office bearer who would like to gain a deeper understanding of...

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Growing in the Gospel

Do you want to delve into the riches of the gospel more deeply… and live out of them more consistently? In this three-volume set Jason Van Vliet explores the central...

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Quickstart Guide to our New Website

Welcome to our new website!  It has a lot of new features and improvements and we'd like to take you on a quick tour.  Please explore the items described below. ...

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