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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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The Mindset of our Endurance

The Mindset of our Endurance

In my previous post, I argued that James’s admonition “be quick to hear” applies first and foremost to the response...

by Guy RichardNovember 3, 2022
Remaining steadfast under trial

Remaining steadfast under trial

The ESV begins a new section in James 1:19 and marks it off with a new heading entitled, “Hearing and...

by Guy RichardOctober 19, 2022
Count it all Joy

Count it all Joy

Counting it all joyIn exhorting us to “Count it all joy…when you meet trials of various kinds,” James is laying...

by Guy RichardSeptember 9, 2022
Walking Through the Valley, Part 2

Walking Through the Valley, Part 2

In my last post, I started exploring 5 things that the Bible teaches about sorrow and pain. I argued that...

by Guy RichardAugust 3, 2022
Walking Through the Valley

Walking Through the Valley

Have you ever been to the beach on a day when the red flags were flying and tried to swim...

by Guy RichardJuly 28, 2022
We Rest to Prepare us for Heaven

We Rest to Prepare us for Heaven

I find it fascinating that all of the blessings Jesus secured for the believer in and through His mediatorial work—including,...

by Guy RichardJune 27, 2022
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