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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.
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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When Is It Right To Leave A Church Or A Denomination?

When Is It Right To Leave A Church Or A Denomination?

One of the HUGE issues facing the global church today, as at many times in the past, is how to identify situations which make it biblically appropriate for us to leave a church or a denomination.

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Israel Is More than Airborne Fire Bombs and Arson Kites

Israel Is More than Airborne Fire Bombs and Arson Kites

In these days, much of the world is busy watching the World Cup 2018 from Moscow. Others who may read the non-sport news would be hearing much about the Airborne Fire Bombs and Arson Kites in the southern border of Israel in Gaza. However, there are other stories about Israel that you don’t hear in your international news.

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PCA Teaching Elder Dr. George Fuller Shows How "He [God] Heals All Your Diseases"

PCA Teaching Elder Dr. George Fuller Shows How "He [God] Heals All Your Diseases"

 Psalm 103

Our church lost two heroes this year. Chad Wescher was a deacon and a 34 year old father of three small children. Long term disease took his life. Dot Tropiano’s three children are a bit older. Her brave struggle required wrestling against cancer. To have known either of these warriors was to know a hero.

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Taking a Stand for Christian Civility

Taking a Stand for Christian Civility

From October 3 through 5, 2017, the World Reformed Fellowship sponsored a Consultation on Christian Civility.  The Consultation was held at Central Presbyterian Church in New York City.

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Evangelicals and others

Evangelicals and others

The resurgence of evangelicalism in American religious life can be gauged by various measures, one of which is the attention lavished on it by the secular media. In some ways, evangelicals came out of the prayer closet in 1976, dubbed by Newsweek on its cover, “The Year of the Evangelical.” That was the year a born-again Southern Baptist, Jimmy Carter,

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Young Fogies

Young Fogies

Not long ago I removed myself from an internet discussion group that focused on the theology and praxis of my religious tradition.  The level of hostility directed toward other Christian traditions and the dismissiveness of what I know to be responsible scholarship on the part of some were toxic.

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Evangelical Identity in a Confused Culture

Evangelical Identity in a Confused Culture

In December 2017, Christianity Today, published an article, “Today’s Evangelicals Face a Crisis of Confidence,” by Nathan Betts.  One of the theses of this article was that “individual religiousness tends to be private and episodically intense.”  

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Dr. Herman Selderhuis Celebrates the Start - NOT the End - of the Reformation

Dr. Herman Selderhuis Celebrates the Start - NOT the End - of the Reformation

 CELEBRATING THE START - NOT THE END - OF THE REFORMATION: Challenges and Opportunities for 2018 and Beyond

A Paper Delivered at the WRF Reformation Conference in Wittenberg, Germany by Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis

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How Did Jonathan Edwards "Complete" Martin Luther's Understanding of Justification?

How Did Jonathan Edwards "Complete" Martin Luther's Understanding of Justification?

 “Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards: A Fuller Understanding of Justification By Faith Alone”

[This is a slightly revised version of a presentation which was given on October 26, 2017, at the WRF Reformation Conference in Wittenberg, Germany.]

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David Jones Analyzes "Reformation and Revival" in 16th Century Wittenberg

David Jones Analyzes "Reformation and Revival" in 16th Century Wittenberg

 Reformation and Revival

A Paper Delivered at the WRF Reformation Conference in Wittenberg, Germanyby Rev. David Jones Former Moderator General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia

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An Israeli Evangelical Christian and a Palestinian Evangelical Christian Respond to the Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

An Israeli Evangelical Christian and a Palestinian Evangelical Christian Respond to the Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

[Note: Immediately after the American President, Donald Trump, announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, two individual members of the WRF, one a Palestinian and the other an Israeli, were contacted and asked to write brief responses to the President’s decision. Below are the responses we received. 

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