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Welcome to the Suburbs of Heaven,


the website of Guy M. Richard, President and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Guy has served in this capacity since 2017.

He is the author of four books and many articles and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He and his wife Jennifer have three children.

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Rejoicing in Suffering, Part 2

Rejoicing in Suffering, Part 2

Colossians 1:24 is one of the most challenging passages in the New Testament. For many years, I struggled to understand...

by Guy RichardJanuary 5, 2022
Rejoicing in Suffering

Rejoicing in Suffering

Many years ago, as part of our church’s search to find a new assistant pastor, my wife and I took...

by Katherine LDecember 13, 2021
As Long as it is Called Today

As Long as it is Called Today

I am convinced that all of us struggle with procrastination, at least to some degree. For many of us, it...

by Guy RichardNovember 16, 2021
Sometimes something worth doing is worth doing poorly

Sometimes something worth doing is worth doing poorly

Many years ago when I was in seminary, I had a visit from a friend who—as soon as I opened...

by Guy RichardOctober 25, 2021
Why Another Book on Prayer?

Why Another Book on Prayer?

I remember hearing a well-known minister and theologian talk about how he had once been asked to write a book...

by Guy RichardSeptember 28, 2021
How should we pray? In Light of our Salvation.

How should we pray? In Light of our Salvation.

Have you noticed that the pronouns “me” and “my” never occur in the Lord’s Prayer? Jesus doesn’t tell us to...

by Guy RichardSeptember 10, 2021
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