Current Issues

February 4, 2011

Discussion of the Meaning of the Word "Reformed"

A number of weeks ago, one of the organizational members of the World Reformed Fellowship determined that the word "Reformed" should be removed from the name of that organization.

Here is the announcement of that change (which was posted on the WRF website):

The Faculte Libre de Theologie Reformee Is Now the Faculte Jean Calvin

January 31, 2011

Religious Freedom Experts Criticize the Initiative of Islamic States in the UN Human Rights Council 

January 24, 2011

One of the leaders of the Islam Project on which the WRF embarked at its Edinburgh General Assembly strongly recommended an article by Dr. Gary Waldecker entitled: "I Already Have My Square! Contextualization and the Relationship Between Missionaries and Local Leaders."

That article is now posted in full here on the WRF website.  To access this article, click here .

January 24, 2011

WRF member Dr. Mark Shaw is Director of the World Christianity Program at Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya.  His most recent book is GLOBAL AWAKENING: HOW 20th CENTURY REVIVALS TRIGGERED A CHRISTIAN REVOLUTION.   GLOBAL AWAKENING is published by IVP Academic ( ).

December 26, 2010

(Cape Town, South Africa / Bonn, Germany, 10.12.2010) During the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization held in Cape Town,17-24 October 2010, the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF) presented the book “Suffering, persecution and martyrdom – Theological reflections” to the participants.

November 5, 2010

Martin Scharenberg, a WRF member living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has translated the Lausanne III address of Dr. Chris Wright into Spanish.  To access the translation, go to:

To contact Mr. Scharenberg, use this e-mail address:

November 5, 2010
The Bad Urach Call
Toward understanding suffering, persecution, and martyrdom
November 1, 2010

A God’s-Eye View of Ghosts

October 5, 2010

Mark Johnston is Senior Pastor of Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Prior to assuming this position in September of 2010, Mark was Senior Pastor of Grove Chapel in London, England.  Mark has been a member of the World Reformed Fellowship since 2006.  Below is an excerpt of Mark's book, "You in Your Small Corner."  For information about purchasing the book, go to

September 8, 2010

Your Church Is Too Small:

Why Unity in Christ's Mission is Vital to the Future of the Church 


WRF Member Dr. John Armstrong

[NOTE: Posted here is the Foreword and Chapter Six of Dr. Armstrong's book.  Information about ordering a copy of the book is available at the end of this material.] 

(by Dr. J. I. Packer)