Born out of the 16th century Reformation, Reformed Theology is a school of thought which has taken a number of forms and produced many confessions and catechisms. Reformed Theology generally holds to the authority of Scripture, the sovereignty of God, salvation by grace through Christ, and the necessity of evangelism.
Despite this rich theological heritage, many people in our churches are unaware of their history and their Scottish theological tradition. Part of the work of RCRT is to teach and promote Reformed Theology and to remind people of the biblical and theological roots of the Reformed tradition.
At the same time, we believe we must show the relevance of Reformed Theology for the 21st century. The issues we face today are not the same as those faced by our forebears. For that reason, we must develop our Reformed Theology, to make it fit for purpose in our present situation.
Professor McGowan, in his capacity as Chairman of the Theological Commission of the World Reformed Fellowship, led an international group of scholars in writing a new ‘Statement of Faith’, applying our Reformed theology to the issues of today. That Statement is written in the form of a Confession of Faith and is available in multiple languages.
Current WRF projects RCRT is involved in involve working on a Statement of Practice seeking to define what Reformed Theology is and what it means to be ‘Reformed’ in the 21st century.
Besides his international work, Professor McGowan has also presented day conferences promoting Reformed Theology within the United Kingdom.
RCRT is open to invitations to teach and lead discussions and seminars on the history and theology of the Reformed Faith. It is also open to invitations from churches to explain the history and doctrinal convictions which form the basis of Reformed Theology. Please contact us for further information.