Blog Articles

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The Westminster Standards and Gay Christianity's Side "A" [The Nashville Statement]

The Westminster Standards and Gay Christianity's Side "A" [The Nashville Statement]

The first installment in this series will examine the compatibility of the Nashville Statement on Human Sexuality with the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. One of the criticisms of the Nashville Statement was its production by a parachurch organization rather than a church.

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India’s Fight Against Fascism

India’s Fight Against Fascism

 

This Advent season India instead of experiencing peace and calm finds itself engulfed in protests across the country. Terming the current state of affairs as an undeclared emergency, tens of thousands of Indians are on the streets fighting for the very survival of Indian democracy against fascism.

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Principles Regarding the Possible Impeachment of an American President

Principles Regarding the Possible Impeachment of an American President

SPECIAL NOTE: It is rare that the WRF posts blogs about subjects on which there is strong disagreement among our members.  On occasion, we do post such blogs.

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Thoughts on the Present Constitutional Crisis in the United Kingdom

Thoughts on the Present Constitutional Crisis in the United Kingdom

SPECIAL NOTE: It is rare that the WRF posts blogs about subjects on which there is strong disagreement among our members.  On occasion, we do post such blogs.

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WRF Member Thomas Schirrmacher Asks Whether It Is Appropriate for Arab Christians to Call God "Allah"

WRF Member Thomas Schirrmacher Asks Whether It Is Appropriate for Arab Christians to Call God "Allah"

 In the attached article, I examine the demand [issued by some Christian groups in Germany and the USA] that Arab Christians should not address God as Allah in prayer, and that we should never render the Arabic term “Allah” as “Gott” in German  (or “God” in English).

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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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The Protester, the Dissident, and the Christian

The Protester, the Dissident, and the Christian

WRF Member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Discusses "Biblical Principles in the Public Square: Theological Foundations for Christian Civic Participation"

2011 was widely recognized as the year of the protester and the dissident.

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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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Incoherent Preaching: The Remedy

Incoherent Preaching: The Remedy

Some sermons are like this math problem: “4  3  2  1 = x”. What’s the answer? It could be “23” (4 x 3 x 2 – 1), or “24” (4 x 3 x 2 x 1), or “2” (4 – 3 + 2 – 1). To solve the problem, you need to know how the parts are connected. Otherwise, all you have are random numbers, or thoughts.

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The Origin and Foundation of Human Dignity

The Origin and Foundation of Human Dignity

 In modern thought one finds two types of answers to why human life is valuable; some claim the dignity of the person is earned by some human function or ability while others claim that human dignity is a gift given in a relationship. This is functionalism versus personalism.

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What Job Didn't Know... And We Do

What Job Didn't Know... And We Do

Job knew loss and pain, suffering and depression. He had been a good man, a man of integrity who loved others and served God. And he had been blessed and prospered. God had “hedged him about” with a devoted family and great business success. He had everything, and he was grateful for God’s hand of mercy and grace.

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