Testimonials

James K.A. Smith

“I regularly buttonhole students and pastors and colleagues, Ancient-Mariner-like, and try to impress upon them the importance of Peter Leithart’s work for our generation and context.”

James K.A. Smith

Jonathan Sedlak

Jonathan Sedlak

David Deutsch

“…by our God’s kind providence we were met by James Jordan and Peter Leithart… Because of the eyes of these men who were looking closely at the Word by the Spirit we received new eyes. Because of the ears of these men who were listening closely to the Word of God it began to sing for us too through their teaching. The Bible exploded open like never before.”

David Deutsch

D. Stephen Long

“Peter Leithart is one of the most interesting theologians working today. His work requires us to rethink old positions and divisions that have become too well worn.”

D. Stephen Long

George Grant

“…I am so grateful for the work of the …Institute and its vision of teaching and training a whole new generation of Christians to worship our sovereign God in spirit and in truth.

George Grant

Matthew Mason

“After seven years of ordained ministry, I still read Scripture with Jordan and Leithart, and am still surprised, delighted, challenged, unsettled, and edified. More importantly, their combined sensitivity to repeating biblical patterns and their devotion to the (sometimes earthy, bloody, sweaty) details of the text makes their work consistently helpful in my ministry as a very ordinary pastor.”

Matthew Mason

David Cassidy

“For too long now this sacred meeting of man and God [in worship] has been neglected as irrelevant, stripped of its beauty, or perverted into entertainment. Thankfully that decline is being reversed in many quarters, and this recovery of authentic congregational worship that is catholic, reverent, vibrant, and acceptable to God is going to be deepened and furthered by the… Institute.”

David Cassidy

R.R. Reno

“Peter Leithart and James Jordan are among America’s most penetrating Christian preachers and teachers, at once rigorously biblical and richly catholic.”

R.R. Reno

W. Brad Littlejohn

“Peter Leithart is one of those exceptional teachers who instills not merely his knowledge in his students, but a bit of himself as well—his patient character, his charitable and jovial spirit, his boundless curiosity—so that they are never quite the same.”

W. Brad Littlejohn

Davey Henreckson

“It is difficult to overestimate the impact that Peter Leithart had on my formation as a student and a fledgling scholar. Throughout my time with Dr. Leithart, I gradually – and all too imperfectly – learned how to direct my attention to narrative and poetic forms, to inter-textual allusions, to the warp and woof of these pieces of literature. In short, Dr. Leithart demonstrated what it meant to be an excellent reader.”

Davey Henreckson

Warren Gage

“…If you desire to know the word of God and to learn how to communicate it powerfully, with a sense of the awe of its beauty, I can think of no better mentors today whom you could find.  I would highly encourage you to take the opportunity to study under these master craftsmen in scriptural interpretation.”

Warren Gage

Bogumil Jarmulak

“I can say without any exaggeration that their lectures and writings enabled me to read the Bible through new eyes and to appreciate the depth and richness of it.”

Bogumil Jarmulak

Ralph Smith

“Jordan’s The Law of the Covenant, which I read in 1984, showed me how the Bible could and must be read to apply to cultural issues today. Jordan’s various writings on Biblical symbolism, especially Through New Eyes fundamentally changed the way I read and taught the Bible.”

Ralph Smith

Steve Jeffery

“There aren’t many contemporary Reformed theologians whose writings I find more stimulating and insightful than Peter Leithart and Jim Jordan. On everything from biblical commentary to historical theology, from poetry to politics, from music and liturgics to eschatology and hermeneutics, the light of the gospel shines forth in fresh and sparkling colours from every new book and essay.”

Steve Jeffery

Christopher Kou

Christopher Kou

John Frame

Peter J. Leithart is one of the most respected scholars in the American Evangelical world…I’m delighted that Peter will be available at a new study center and pastoral training institute, and I commend his classes to the many students who are looking for biblical and Reformed teaching that is also thoughtful and challenging.

John Frame

Carey Newman

“Passionate, mature, wise – Peter Leithart is a scholar’s scholar, a teacher’s teacher, and, most of all, a deeply rooted and well-formed Christian.”

Carey Newman

Stephen Long

“Whether you are looking for a solid foundation for further theological work, or are hoping to minister in a local congregation, I highly recommend studying with Dr. Leithart at the…Institute.”

Stephen Long

Norman Shepherd

“…These men believe the Bible and submit to it. They understand its message and how this gospel has functioned in the life of the church from the earliest centuries to the present.”

Norman Shepherd

Hans Boersma

“A careful reader of Scripture, a lover of liturgical worship, and an excellent theologian, Leithart is not afraid to pursue the truth—a quality we’re in serious need of in our often confusing ecclesial and theological landscape.”

Hans Boersma

Darren Doane

“The works of Jordan and Leithart have shaped the distinctive culture of our school…We have benefited greatly from their works but more impactful has been the face-to-face interaction with these men. Their demeanor, humor, thoughtfulness and faith in person creates more than books alone.”

Darren Doane

John Frame

“James B. Jordan has been a friend of mine since his student days at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. I was his teacher there, but since then he has taught me many things. Jim is a Bible scholar who digs far below the surface of the text. He is an expert on literary symbolism and structure, and he has an amazing ability to connect the dots in Scripture, tracing themes from Genesis to Revelation.”

John Frame

Tim Gallant

“Peter Leithart and James B. Jordan have been highly influential in my life and ministry…. These men have a solid track record in encouraging and instructing others in matters of biblical interpretation and the service of worship.”

Tim Gallant

Eric Greene

“…the teachings of Jim Jordan and Peter Leithart have been my seminary after seminary, without which I would be severely handicapped regarding the Bible.”

Eric Greene

Gerald McDermott

“Peter Leithart is one of the most perceptive biblical and systematic theologians in North America.  His exegetical, historical, and theological commentary over the years has brought much light to the church.”

Gerald McDermott

C. John Collins

“Peter Leithart is one of those bright and creative voices that we all ought to be listening to. I find that he seeks to do justice both to the Christian tradition and to helpful moves in contemporary thought.”

C. John Collins

Andrew Bittner

Andrew Bittner

John Milbank

“As one of the leading theologians of our times, Leithart has uniquely managed to combine fresh Biblical and historical scholarship with cultural engagement at every level from high to popular. He has also shown that genuine orthodoxy coincides with genuine rigor and genuine human and social relevance.”

John Milbank