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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.

Reformed Church in America Approves Position on Homosexual Relationships

WRF Board member Dr. Robert Geehan, an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ (UCC), currently serving a congregation of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in Poughkeepsie, New York, has provided this summary of recent actions of the Reformed Church in America regarding homosexual relationships. 

Southern Baptists Issue Statement on Calvinism

June 27, 2013: I have just received the material below from a WRF Board member, Dr. Robert Geehan who may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I agree with Dr. Geehan that it is quite important to all of us who consider ourselves "Reformed" or "Calvinists" to be aware of this material so we are posting it in its entirety. Sam LoganThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Schirrmacher on "Modern Slavery: The Hidden Crime in the Middle of Society"

June 27, 2013: WRF member Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher has shared the following material. Dr. Schirrmacher may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What Do Americans Think About Islam?

What Do Americans Think About Islam? June 15, 2013 Sam Logan

Brothers and Sisters in the World Reformed Fellowship:

How To Evangelize a Muslim

How To Evangelize a Muslim May 9, 2013

The material below was prepared by WRF member Fikret Böcek.  Mr. Böcek lives and ministers in Izmir, Turkey, and has participated in both of the WRF-sponsored Consultations on Global Ministry Among Muslims.  He may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

A Prayer for the Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado

A Prayer for the Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado May 22, 2013

Oh, God our Father:

Report from the Third General Synod of the Sudanese Reformed Churches

Report from the Third General Synod of the Sudanese Reformed Churches May 24, 2013

The Third General Synod of WRF member denomination Sudanese Reformed Churches was held from 8 - 11 May, 2013.

Teaching Children About Jesus - A Report from "New Life Australia"

Teaching Children About Jesus - A Report from "New Life Australia" May 16, 2013

The May 15, 2013, issue of "New Life Australia," edited by WRF member Bob Thomas, features a lead article entitled "Build on the Rock: Teaching Kids About Jesus."  It also features a report on the imperelled church in Iraq.

Church of Scotland Report on Gay Ordination

Church of Scotland Report on Gay Ordination April 20, 2013

The report of the Theological Commission of the Church of Scotland regarding same-sex relationships in the church has now been published.

Does Acts 15 Provide a Good Model for Handling Theological Differences?

Ever wonder how the arguments might have sounded when the Council of Jerusalem took up the issue of circumcision and whether those uncircumcised (namely Gentiles) could be part of the new church?

UPDATED [April 18, 2013] Details re Urgent Request On Behalf of Brazilian Missionaries Imprisoned in Senegal

 The article below was published in the British periodical, Christian Today, on April 16, 2013. The website of that periodical is here - http://www.christiantoday.com/  

WRF Associate International Director Represents the WRF at Enthronement of Uganadan Archbishop

WRF Associate International Director Represents the WRF at Enthronement of Uganadan Archbishop January 1, 2013

Dr. P. J. (Flip) Buys is the Associate International Director of the WRF and he represented the WRF at the enthronement of the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali as new Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda. 

Can There Be Christmas in Connecticut This Year?

Can There Be Christmas in Connecticut This Year? December 18, 2012

In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, a friend who had himself experienced great grief pointed me to Nicholas Wolterstorff’s book, LAMENT FOR A SON (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1987). 

A Christmas Request from Myanmar

 WRF Member Naing Thang sent this letter which he asked that we share with all WRF members. Pastor Thang may be contacted at this e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

A Great Guide for Those Who See "The Hobbit"

A Great Guide for Those Who See "The Hobbit" December 18, 2012

Rev. Fleming Rutledge is a friend of the World Reformed Fellowship and the author of a book that you will definitely want to read if you have seen or are planning to see "The Hobbit."  Here is a description of the book:

WRF Member James Ward Releases New CD - "Big, Wonderful World"

WRF Member James Ward Releases New CD - "Big, Wonderful World" December 27, 2012

New CD from WRF member James Ward - "Big, Wonderful World."

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Uganda Seeks Assistance in Ministry to Children

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Uganda Seeks Assistance in Ministry to Children November 26, 2012

REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH REPORT

The Sudanese Reformed Churches and the Reformed Churches of South Africa Form Ecumenical Relationship

The Sudanese Reformed Churches and the Reformed Churches of South Africa Form Ecumenical Relationship November 27, 2012

The Sudanese Reformed Churches and the Reformed Churches of South Africa are both denominational members of the World Reformed Fellowship.  Through contacts made in the context of the WRF, these two denominations have entered into a formal ecumenical relationship. 

A Wonderful Article in the Los Angeles Times About the Ministry of WRF Board Member Andres Garza

A Wonderful Article in the Los Angeles Times About the Ministry of WRF Board Member Andres Garza November 7, 2012

Click on the link below to read an excellent article in the Los Angeles Times about WRF Board member Andres Garza.

WRF Member GettyMusic Announces the Availability of the Songbook and Trax for "Hymns for the Christian Life"

WRF Member GettyMusic Announces the Availability of the Songbook and Trax for "Hymns for the Christian Life" November 1, 2012

The following item was submitted by WRF member GettyMusic. 

WRF Member Red Futon Films Announces the Release of "Half Devil Half Child: Can You Be Both Christian and Muslim?"

WRF Member Red Futon Films Announces the Release of "Half Devil Half Child: Can You Be Both Christian and Muslim?" November 2, 2012

The item below was submitted by Mr. Jay Friesen, Principal of WRF member Red Futon Films, Inc.  Mr. Friesen may be contacted at the e-mail address below.

WRF Member Sovereign Grace Singles Provides Connections Among Evangelical Reformed Single Individuals

WRF Member Sovereign Grace Singles Provides Connections Among Evangelical Reformed Single Individuals November 26, 2012  

The goals of the World Reformed Fellowship is to serve its members in such a way . . . "that the strengths of some become the strengths of all in the service of Jesus Christ."

WRF Member Thomas Johnson, On Behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance, Announces a Call for Papers on "Applied Trinitarianism"

WRF Member Thomas Johnson, On Behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance, Announces a Call for Papers on "Applied Trinitarianism" November 6, 2012

Dr. Thomas Johnson, on behalf of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, has issued a call for papers on "Applied Trinitarianism." Details are available by clicking the link below.  These papers will be published in the 2014 issue of "The Evangelical Review of Theology."

WRF Supporter John Williams Recommends FREE Online Tutoring in Many Subjects

We just received this recommendation from long-term WRF supporter John Williams.  For many years, John was the Chairman of the Foreign Missions Committee of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  John is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and served on Westminster's Board of Trustees.

The WRF Writes to the Presbytery of Glasgow of the Church of Scotland Regarding St. George's Tron Church in Glasgow

The WRF Writes to the Presbytery of Glasgow of the Church of Scotland Regarding St. George's Tron Church in Glasgow November 2, 2012

At the request of WRF member St. George's Tron Church in Glasgow, Scotland, the WRF wrote to the Presbytery of Glasgow of the Church of Scotland.  That letter (along with the names of all of those WRF members who asked specifically that their names be attached to the letter) is below.