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NOTE: The content below expresses the views of the individual named as the author and does not necessarily reflect the position of the WRF as a whole.
The Feast Comes First!

The Feast Comes First!

Today we hear a lot about ‘divine child abuse.’ That’s what some people call Good Friday, when Jesus died in our place on the cruel cross, taking upon himself his Father’s judgment on our evil lives. Isn’t it a lot better to think of it this way, they say, that God just loves us so much that he makes everything better for us through Jesus? Do Easter without Good Friday.

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Preliminary Report on the WRF Survey on Churches in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Preliminary Report on the WRF Survey on Churches in the Covid-19 Pandemic

This is a preliminary report on our ongoing survey of how churches that are connected to the WRF have responded over the last 10 months to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The preliminary report only brings you the direct data (distribution of responses) and analysis will come once the survey is completed.

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Is Communion Via Live-Stream Communion?

Is Communion Via Live-Stream Communion?

One of the big ecclesiological questions that arises as Christians have moved into isolation is whether communion can be served via live-streaming. While it is an understandable pastoral desire, this introduces some major questions about the nature of the sacrament.

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Another Perspective on Communion During Coronavirus

Another Perspective on Communion During Coronavirus

Should a Local Church Session Administer the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper During the Present Lock-Down Situation?

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Virtual Communion and the Real Presence

Virtual Communion and the Real Presence

What follows is not intended to be a scholarly paper, exegeting Scripture and drawing on learned sources, it is rather a more or less spontaneous reflection on the challenge of whether or not Reformed Protestant Christians should seek a cyber experience of the Lord’s Supper.

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God's Glory in Our Dark World

God's Glory in Our Dark World

Isn’t abortion just terrible? Babies are human! If you don’t think they are, then you’re buddying up with those Nazis who were glad to slaughter Jews, since they’re Untermenschen, subhuman. Yes, it’s terrible, so what can we do about it?

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WRF Member Dr. John Norwood Discusses "Complementarianism and the Ministry of the Church"

WRF Member Dr. John Norwood Discusses "Complementarianism and the Ministry of the Church"

“Complementarianism” refers to the Bible’s teaching that men and women are created with equal value by God and have “complementary” roles within the church and family.

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Is Your Denominational Label Helping You?

Is Your Denominational Label Helping You?

 For me, the function of a denomination has been especially hard to understand since I have worked almost all of my life in trans-denominational seminaries.

I remember one year when we had students from 80 denominations and 40 countries!  When I talked with a student I was definitely not aware of his denomination.

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Dr. P. J. Buys, Chairman of the WRF Missions Commission, Evaluates "Prosperity Gospel Theology"

Dr. P. J. Buys, Chairman of the WRF Missions Commission, Evaluates "Prosperity Gospel Theology"

Prosperity  Gospel Theology has become one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world.  Several international consultations in the last decade have dealt with it and provided constructive critique to understand it and offer correctives.

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PCA Teaching Elder Dr. George Fuller Asks, "Is Your Pastor Worth Evaluating?"

PCA Teaching Elder Dr. George Fuller Asks, "Is Your Pastor Worth Evaluating?"

Are there more facets to a minister’s job than any other? Encourage growth, income (Development Officer). Supervise staff (Manager). Develop new programs (Entrepreneur). Seize new opportunities (Visionary). Manage finances (Accountant).

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WRF Member John Wilson Discusses "When the Church Lets You Down"

WRF Member John Wilson Discusses "When the Church Lets You Down"

In the C S Lewis classic (Screwtape Letters), senior devil whispers to his apprentice: “one of our greatest allies at present is the church itself”. Screwtape is aghast that Wormwood’s patient has become a Christian, but he encourages his junior devil by saying that the church is in such a mess that “it matters very little … your patient will quite easily believe that their religion must therefore be somehow ridiculous.”

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