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WRF Board Member John Williams Comments on the Visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. and on Diane Langberg's Presentation to the American Association of Christian Counselors

WRF Board Member John Williams Comments on the Visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. and on Diane Langberg's Presentation to the American Association of Christian Counselors

 The Pope: I know what the Pope represents to Roman Catholics, and I appreciate what the current Pope brings to the office in terms of an apparent servant attitude, a willingness to talk about Jesus, and to lead local priests and congregations in that direction.

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WRF Member Clair Davis Discusses "The Joy of the Lord"

WRF Member Clair Davis Discusses "The Joy of the Lord"

What do you think “the joy of the Lord” means? As in Nehemiah 8, “the joy of the Lord is your strength?” My grammar is rusty, but isn’t that “subjective or objective genitive?” Is it the joy the Lord himself has, or the joy we have in him or because of him? That sounds nitpicking but when you know how weak you are, and I do, then knowing where your strength is, now that’s important.

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WRF Member Clair Davis Discusses "Fighting the Devil"

WRF Member Clair Davis Discusses "Fighting the Devil"

Pentecostals remind us of the work of the Holy Spirit today. We may disagree about the prioritization and emphasis placed on specific spiritual gifts, but we don’t want to limit the Spirit’s work just to be merely the opening God's Word to us right now.

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WRF Member Clair Davis Argues That "It Beats Despair!"

WRF Member Clair Davis Argues That "It Beats Despair!"

Call it Covenant, that the Lord has made solemn promises to us. His character is on the line, he glories in what he commits to do for us. But wait a minute, those kind promises still have an ‘if’’ in them, if we do what he tells us. That’s the way life is, isn’t it? Over here is our only hope, the Lord and his promises. Over there is our ‘if’ part. How can they fit together?

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WRF Member Clair Davis on Why It Is So Very Important for Christians to "Listen Hard"

WRF Member Clair Davis on Why It Is So Very Important for Christians to "Listen Hard"

How can the gospel be more meaningful? Is it enough that we think about it once a week for an hour or so, while the rest of the time our thinking and acting is driven by our secular culture?

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WRF Board Chairman Rick Perrin Reminds Us That "It's How You Finish"

WRF Board Chairman Rick Perrin Reminds Us That "It's How You Finish"

Utah State was leading Oregon 7-0 early in the second quarter on Saturday evening, November 8.  Utah’s quarterback dropped back and lofted the ball long to wide receiver Kaelin Clay who caught it wide open and ran untouched for a 78 yard touchdown.  Fans screamed.  The announcers were ecstatic.  It was perfect.   Beautiful!  One problem: the referee did not signal “touchdown.”

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WRF Board Chairman Rick Perrin Reminds us of "Franklin's Timely Call to Prayer"

WRF Board Chairman Rick Perrin Reminds us of "Franklin's Timely Call to Prayer"

 On June 28, 1914, one hundred years ago, an otherwise incompetent assassin fired a shot that killed Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.  The pistol waving radical would never have received his chance had not the Archduke’s driver become confused, stopped the open car, and backed right up to the spot where the assassin stood.  Such are the chances that change the world. 

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Sam Logan Discusses How NOT To Tell the Truth - Volume I - "Labels Likely Lie"

Sam Logan Discusses How NOT To Tell the Truth - Volume I - "Labels Likely Lie"

I ended my previous blog with this statement:    Not only do we not have to choose between “standing for the truth” and “promoting the good name of our neighbor;” WE MAY NOT DO THE ONE WITHOUT DOING THE OTHER.

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WRF International Director Sam Logan Discusses How NOT TO Tell the Truth - Failure to Consult the Church (Part III)

WRF International Director Sam Logan Discusses How NOT TO Tell the Truth - Failure to Consult the Church (Part III)

I have recently been suggesting that telling the truth biblically involves considering and consulting the church and “giving due authority to the church.” There are problems when we try to do this and I want to try to address some of these problems.

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WRF International Director Sam Logan Discusses "How NOT To Tell the Truth - Volume II, Consider the Church"

WRF International Director Sam Logan Discusses "How NOT To Tell the Truth - Volume II, Consider the Church"

Remember the point that I have been making  – we MUST tell the truth but we MUST do so in a way that “promotes the good name of the neighbor” about whom we are speaking.

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WRF International Director Sam Logan Explores "HOW To Tell the Truth"

WRF International Director Sam Logan Explores "HOW To Tell the Truth"

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Let this be clearly heard and understood:  Speaking the truth as we perceive the truth is not an option. It is a requirement. Here is part of the admonition from the Westminster Larger Catechism,

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WRF Member Clair Davis Explores "Transcendental Pretense"

WRF Member Clair Davis Explores "Transcendental Pretense"

Transcendental Pretense--now doesn’t that phrase get your attention, just hearing it? One of my favorite philosophers, Robert Solomon, is the one who made it up. It describes in two words the whole history of philosophy for the last three centuries: everything that’s really important is what makes a difference to me.

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