Instytut Tolle Lege

Warsaw Study Center

Did you know that the Protestant Reformation once had momentum in Poland? Today 87.2% of Polish society is Roman Catholic and only 0.4% is Protestant. Although “lite” devotional resources are available in the Polish language, churches are starved of classic, historical teaching on the doctrines of grace.

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Recent Events

Inauguration of the Academic Year

On October 2 we inaugurated the academic year at the College of Theology and Social Sciences. Dariusz has just become the Director of English Theological Studies and is developing the Reformed/Presbyterian Theology track, newly created in cooperation with Tolle Lege. Brooke teaches Research & Writing courses.

New Publication

On September 30 we got our latest book from the printing house—A Friendly Conversation Between an Evangelical Minister and a Roman Catholic Priest. It is a Reformation-era work by Polish-Lithuanian minister Daniel Kałaj, now republished for a modern audience.

Development of the Reformed/Presbyterian Track at the College

In partnership with The College of Theology and Social Sciences in Warsaw, Dariusz was asked to develop a new Reformed/Presbyterian Theology track and serve as Director of English Theological Studies. Brooke will teach Research & Writing courses.

Official welcoming of our mission congregation

At the June Synod of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Lithuania, our church plant core group was welcomed as an official mission congregation.

Recent Events

A Conference on Puritans

On November 28 we hosted a conference on Puritans. The speakers were Rev. Dr. Dariusz Bryćko (Instytut Tolle Lege), Dr. Paul C. H. Lim (Vanderbilt Divinity School), Rev. Dr. Kamil Hałambiec (Wyższa Szkoła Teologiczno-Społeczna), and Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller (First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, TX). Because of the pandemic, all the lectures and the discussion panel were hosted online. More than 100 participants were able to grow in their knowledge of Biblical truth and Puritan piety.

All the lectures are available online for watching.

Calvin’s Institutes Book Promotion

On September 24 we hosted a book promotion for the first-ever translation of Calvin’s Institutes to Polish, published by HORN.

In the Fiery Furnace Podcast

Podcast

Tolle Lege is launching a new Polish-language theology podcast called “In the Fiery Furnace.”

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Makowski Academy of Reformed Theology

Makowski Academy of Reformed Theology

Our Polish-language online courses are designed for all who wish to explore the biblical and historical foundations of the Protestant heritage.

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Instytut Tolle Lege

Books

We publish Protestant classics never before available in Polish, host a library of 8,000+ print and e-books, and run an online bookstore.

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Makowski Academy of Reformed Theology

Church Plant Incubator

On Sundays, Tolle Lege makes its facility available to the Warsaw church plant of the Lithuanian Evangelical Reformed Church for worship services.

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Dariusz Bryćko

President

Dr. Dariusz M. Bryćko

Brooke Bryćko

Development Director

Brooke Bryćko

Mateusz Kupiec

Publishing Director

Mateusz Kupiec

Krystyna Kryszkiewicz

General Operations Assistant

Krystyna Kryszkiewicz

Przemysław A. Lewicki

Book Translator

Przemysław A. Lewicki

John Calvin

Honorary Patron 😉

John Calvin

Christopher H. Wisdom

Council Member

Dr. Christopher H. Wisdom

Retired OPC Minister and US Army Chaplain, Adjunct Professor at Westminster Theological Seminary

Dr. Michał Kuź

Council Member

Dr. Michał Kuź

Former Diplomat, Assistant Professor at the Lazarski University in Warsaw

Ken Zappone

Council Member

Ken Zappone

Elder at Christ Church ARP in Denver, North Carolina

Richard A. Muller

Honorary Advisor

Dr. Richard A. Muller

P. J. Zondervan Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary

Carl R. Trueman

Honorary Advisor

Dr. Carl R. Trueman

Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

David S. Sytsma

Honorary Advisor

Dr. David S. Sytsma

Associate Professor at Tokyo Christian University

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What does Tolle Lege Mean?

Tolle Lege is a Latin phrase meaning “take and read.” It is taken from St. Augustine’s account of his own conversion in his classic work Confessions. While weeping in his garden, overwhelmed by a sense of sin and separation from God, Augustine heard an audible voice, as of a boy or girl chanting in a neighboring house, “Take and read, take and read.” Startled by these words, Augustine interpreted it as a command from God to open the Bible and start reading the first passage he should find. The Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 13:13-14 confronted his most closely held sins – and the moment Augustine received God’s Word he was flooded with indescribable peace. He immediately confessed his faith to others and began a new life in Christ.

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