The Coalizão Pelo Evangelho, which is the Brazilian chapter of The Gospel Coalition (TGC), has issued a Call to Prayer and Fasting, inviting all Christians in Brazil to pray and fast as the country faces enormous challenges related to the pandemic and other correlated issues.
Dr. Thomas Johnson is a member of The World Reformed Fellowship and a regular contributer to the WRF Blog. He recently published two new books in electronic format and is making them available to the members of the WRF. Read them here:
On Febreary 27, 2021 Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher was innaugurated as the new Secretary General / CEO of the World Evangelica Alliance WEA), succeeding Bp Efraim Tendero. Dr. Schirrmacher is an individual member of the The World Reformed Fellowship, and the WRF is an institutional member of the WEA. Read his innaugural speech here:
For the week leading up to Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter), the WEA together with partners prepared materials for a week of prayer.
Many Christians are feeling increasing concern over censorship of Christians in social media. This has become a concern especially for reformed and theologically conservative Christians.
The World Reformed Fellowship has received the following announcement from the World Evangelical Alliance and wishes to extend the invitation to all WRF members: The WEA Leadership Handover Ceremony on February 27, 2021, at 1pm Central European Time (CET).
The Theological Education Commission of the World Reformed Fellowship offers an updated list of resources for Evangelical & Reformed Theological Training and Education. See more here: Resources for Evangelical & Reformed Theological Training and Education
We have just published a preliminary report on the Word Reformed Fellowship's 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.
A new home for our website! As some of you may know, I was “deactivated” by Facebook several months ago for reposting a news item about Islam. The post was not derogatory - it was a simple news item - that some people did not like. It was not even fake news. It simply was not liked.
Thomas Johnson writes: "In a time of pandemic, political turmoil, and terrible economic hardship for some, it is, I believe, important for Christians to dig more deeply into knowing who God is. This includes thinking long about the Trinity. It may be that we have a partial knowledge of God, only recognizing one or two of his Persons. Or maybe we only grasp one or two of the activities of one or two of the three Persons. Therefore, I am very pleased to present our new book by several authors from several continents!"
The World Reformed Fellowship has received from Uganda a request from prayer and assistance on behalf of the Reformed Presbyterian church in Uganda and the Jinja Reformed Presbyterian Church.
We are delighted to announce and promote the annual conference of WRF organizational member, The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.
Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International, an organizational member of the World Reformed Fellowship has organized a wonderful Global Convention on Christian Faith and World Evangelization, with speakers from all over the global reformed community, including many members of the WRF and our International Director, Dr. Davi Charles Gomes (who will speak on Evangelism in a Brave New World, on Tuesday, October 6, at 6pm GMT+7).
The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation has published "An Open Letter to Helpers Who Wonder: Is It Abuse?" A very helpful article, this text may be found here (https://www.ccef.org/an-open-letter-to-helpers-who-wonder-is-it-abuse/)
In anticipation of a poll we are preparing for the members of the WRF regarding ministry in a Covid19 scenario, Sam Logan, the WRF's Associate International Director, asked the Director of Children’s Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian Church (PCA)* in Willow Grove, PA, the following related questions:
The Theological Education Commission of the World Reformed Fellowship offers a new list of resources for Evangelical & Reformed Theological Training and Education. See more here: Resources for Evangelical & Reformed Theological Training and Education
As of today, June 1, 2020, two WRF member denominations - the Free Church of Scotland and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church - have provided for their congregational members guidelines for emerging from pandemic lockdown. These materials might be helpful to other denominations and congregations so they are available as attachments to this item. The material is provided with permission from The Free Church of Scotland and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
In June 2019, the 47th PCA General Assembly in Dallas adopted a recommendation from its Overtures Committee directing the Moderator to “appoint the seven voting members who shall be either PCA teaching or ruling 10 elders, and the Committee shall include at least three teaching and three ruling elders.”
Associate International Director Sam Logan shares a reminder for you to read the World Reformed Fellowship Statement of Reformed Identity:
Colleagues in the World Reformed Fellowship: We have had some excellent discussions on our website of the advisability of "virtual communion." Some WRF members support the idea while others oppose it. Today I write to recommend something on which I believe we ALL can agree.
The WRF has recently posted a number of blogs dealing with the question of whether it is biblically appropriate to "livestream" Communion. Thanks to one of our members, Dr. George Fuller, former President of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, we are now able to provide some data about this subject.
Service to Christ’s Church by The Gospel Coalition and The World Reformed Fellowship During the Time of Covid–19, by Dr. Ric Cannada [Among many other things, Dr. Cannada is Chancellor Emeritus of Reformed Theological Seminary. Some of his other positions are listed immediately below]