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Initiatives



1) What Does It Mean to Be "Reformed?"
 


The Theology Commission of the WRF, chaired by Andrew McGowan, has taken on the task of defining the meaning of the theological term "Reformed Theology."  Members of the Commission from around the world have held two in-person meetings, in 2016 and 2017, and another meeting is scheduled for 2018.  This project was undertaken after one of our organizational members, a seminary, determined to remove the word "Reformed" from its official name because of confusion about the meaning of that word. Since the word is used in our own name, we felt it especially urgent to make clear what we believe is involved in its meaning. The project is being funded by designated contributions and the final conclusions reached by the Theology Commission will be posted on this website. 


2) Assistance to the Church in South Sudan


For years, the Sudanese Reformed Churches, a denominational member of the WRF) have been experiencing persecution.  At their request, the WRF arranged (in November of 2017) for the writing and publication of a history of this denomination and a copy of that history is available on this website.  In addition, WRF members Flip Buys and Rob Norris have spent and will continue in 2018 to spend significant time in the country assisting with (i) refugee support (ii) trauma training (iii) seminary development.


3) Working on "Christian Civility."


Three members of the WRF (Richard Mouw, Craig Higgins, and Sam Logan), joined by Katherine Leary Alsdorf and Vince Bacote, arranged a "Consultation of Christian Civility" in New York City from October 3 - 5, 2017.  Twenty-five evangelical leaders met at Central Presbyterian Church (EPC) to discuss ways of addressing the problem of "verbal nastiness" among evangelical Christians in the USA.  Out of the Consultation came several specific ideas which are in the process of being implemented.  

 

NOTE: Questions about or offers of assistance with any of these initiatives may be sent to Sam Logan at  sloganwrf@gmail.com

 

News

November 6, 2018
The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Africa (Uganda) announces its church leaders' conferences in July and August of 2019.
November 5, 2018
Many of you who are reading this will know of the work of Rutherford House. From January 2019, the work of Rutherford House will be taken forward by a new centre, to be called the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology (RCRT). The Director of the new Centre will be Professor A. T. B. McGowan.
October 4, 2018
More than 1500 people have died to date as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami and many more are suffering the effects of this disaster.

Blog

December 11, 2018
As stories, the sagas of Rudolph and Frosty can actually serve us well as pointers to the Bethlehem story
November 22, 2018
Below and attached is the concluding address by Dr. Mouw at the 400th anniversary celebration of the Synod of Dort held in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, November 14 - 16, 2018.
November 18, 2018

Corroboration of Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

The Challenge