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WRF Member Dr. Trevor Morrow Describes the Work of "Marie Dentiere, Woman Theologian and Preacher of the Reformation"

WRF Member Dr. Trevor Morrow Describes the Work of "Marie Dentiere, Woman Theologian and Preacher of the Reformation"

500 years ago at the dawning of the reformation, the life of a woman was not easy. Most were illiterate. The nobility would have had tutors to provide some formal education for their children including the girls. The only option for the rest was to join a religious order.  In the convents, the nuns, whatever their social background, became articulate and well educated in the classics and spiritual literature.

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WRF Member Thomas Johnson Discusses "Protestants, Catholics, and Re-evangelizing Western Civilization 500 Years after the Reformation"

WRF Member Thomas Johnson Discusses "Protestants, Catholics, and Re-evangelizing Western Civilization 500 Years after the Reformation"

I have taken the liberty of a very small change in title in light of what I have learned in the year since I agreed to give this speech. Of course, a “Great Gulf” was the term used by Karl Barth, a century ago, to describe Protestant-Catholic relations, and it is still a good descriptor.

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The Specifically REFORMED Legacy of the Reformation

The Specifically REFORMED Legacy of the Reformation

 The Reformed Legacy of the Reformation

by Samuel T. Logan, Jr. Associate International Director The World Reformed Fellowship

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WRF Members Schirrmacher and Johnson Discuss "Collaboration Without Compromise: The World Evangelical Alliance and Roman Catholic Leaders"

WRF Members Schirrmacher and Johnson Discuss "Collaboration Without Compromise: The World Evangelical Alliance and Roman Catholic Leaders"

We sometimes receive strong criticism from evangelical Christians over our friendly interaction, on behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance, with senior Roman Catholic leaders. We have been accused of entering into spiritual union with the Antichrist; some evangelicals have refused to participate in a meeting with us because we have shaken hands with Pope Francis.

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WRF Member and Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies Asks, "What Does the Bible Teach About Deacons and Women in Ministry?"

WRF Member and Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies Asks, "What Does the Bible Teach About Deacons and Women in Ministry?"

As a member of the World Reformed Fellowship, I represent the Anglican branch of the reformation tradition. Our differences with Presbyterians are slight, with regard to doctrine, but are perhaps most sharply defined with respect to polity. This has usually centred upon the nature of eldership: presbyteral eldership versus an episcopal eldership (accepting as I do that presbyteros and episcopos are used interchangeably in the New Testament).

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WRF Member Leonardo De Chirico Responds to the WARC Statement on Justification

WRF Member Leonardo De Chirico Responds to the WARC Statement on Justification

It is no surprise that the ecumenical bodies representing mainline Protestant churches gradually come together in celebrating the achievements of the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” (JDDJ). After the signature between the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation in 1999, it was the World Methodist Council that endorsed JDDJ in 2006. Now it’s the turn of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

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La influencia de las Iglesias de las familias de la reforma en la Argentina vista como un caso paradojal

La influencia de las Iglesias de las familias de la reforma en la Argentina vista como un caso paradojal

Quiero comenzar esta exposición agradeciendo al Dr. Cecilio Lajara por la invitación a formar parte de esta iniciativa para América Latina y también a cada uno de ustedes por el privilegio que me otorgan de poder expresarme libremente sobre un tema como la influencia reformada en la Argentina.

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WRF Board Member Dr. Matthew Ebenezer on "Equipping the Whole People of God for the Whole Mission of God"

WRF Board Member Dr. Matthew Ebenezer on "Equipping the Whole People of God for the Whole Mission of God"

Mission is God’s work. He initiates, empowers, and consummates mission. This understanding of mission makes church-based ministries only a part of the many responses to the mission of God.  Understanding mission as God’s prerogative, in which the church plays an important role, places upon Christians two great responsibilities: to recognise the essential character of Missio Dei, and to consider its implications.

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WRF Members Continue the Debate: "Is the Reformation Over?"

WRF Members Continue the Debate: "Is the Reformation Over?"

 The Need for Clarification:  Is the Reformation Over? 

by WRF Members Leonardo De Chirico and Greg Pritchard

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An EPC Response to the PCA Report on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church

An EPC Response to the PCA Report on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church

  An EPC Response to the PCA Report on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church

By Dr. Jeffrey Jeremiah, Stated Clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church 

I have been asked to offer an EPC perspective on the current PCA discussions on the ministry of women in the life of the church. It is encouraging to see our PCA brothers and sisters continue the conversation about this vital issue.

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WRF Member Dr. William S. Barker Offers Comments on the PCA Report on Women in Ministry

WRF Member Dr. William S. Barker Offers Comments on the PCA Report on Women in Ministry

 Comment on the “Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church to the 45th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America” by WRF Member Dr. William S. Barker Professor of Church History Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), former President of Covenant Theological Seminary, and former Moderator of the PCA General Assembly

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WRF Member Rev. David Robertson Responds to the PCA Report on Women in Ministry

WRF Member Rev. David Robertson Responds to the PCA Report on Women in Ministry

 Some Brief Thoughts on the PCA report on Women in the Church 

 The PCA committee reports on the role of women in the church will doubtless cause some controversy when it is reported to this year's general assembly. Although I have no idea why! It is balanced, biblical and gives a variety of different viewpoints whilst providing clear teaching and guidance for the denomination. 

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