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Zwingli, Calvin, and Luther on the Jews: Decidedly Not Three Peas in a Pod

Die Schweizer Reformatoren Ulrich Zwingli und Johannes Calvin seien weniger aggressiv gegenüber Juden gewesen als der deutsche Reformator Martin Luther. Dies teilte Serge Fornerod, Projektleiter Reformationsjubiläum 2017 beim Schweizerischen Evangelischen Kirchenbund (SEK), auf Anfrage von kath.ch mit. Hintergrund ist eine Diskussion in der Evangelischen Kirche Deutschland (EKD) über eine Einbindung von Vertretern des Judentums in …

Calvin Get’s the Last Word Today

As soon as men depart, even in the smallest degree from God’s Word, they cannot preach anything but falsehoods, vanities, impostures errors, and deceits –  John Calvin

An Interim Reminder, Again, That Though Calvin Was Great, Zwingli Was Greater

Zwingli wrote, in defense of Luther, in 1520 shortly after Luther had been excommunicated- As to Luther, the largest part of this evil [i.e., the Roman uproar about his teaching] must be laid at the door of those who have preached and written about indulgences and the power of the Roman Pontiff things which no …

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A Calvin Painting that’s New To Me

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Calvin on Doctrineless Sermonizing

[Where] there is seldom any doctrine used … it were better for the wicked babblers even then to hold their peace, who thrust in their own unclean inventions instead of the Word of God, and pollute with the stink of their impiety whatsoever is holy. — John Calvin If you are one of those unfortunate …

Calvin Doodled

Brill write on their facebook page- Happy birthday, John Calvin! This doodle of the French reformer was made by one of his students, thought to have been Jacques Bourgoin. It adorns the cover of Jon Balserak’s book “Establishing the Remnant Church in France: Calvin’s Lectures on the Minor Prophets, 1556-1559.”  www.brill.com/establishing-remnant-church-france That is one fantastic …

Peter Opitz: Leben und Werk Johannes Calvins

Peter Opitz gelingt es, auf knappem Raum eine allgemein verständliche Einführung in Leben und Werk Johannes Calvins zu geben. I’ve reviewed this gem (with thanks to Christian Moser for sending a copy) now and you can read it here.

Arminius Apologizes on Calvin’s Birthday

Beza on the Birth and Life of Calvin

JOHN CALVIN, the celebrated reformer, was born at Noyon, a town in Picardy, on the 10th of July 1509. Undistinguished by the splendor of family consideration, it was reserved for him to give dignity and perpetuity to a name, which had hitherto occupied an humble but respectable rank in society. His father, whose name was …

On the Anniversary of Calvin’s Birth

THE guiding care of God in the lives of his servants may be traced even in their earliest childhood. Thus Luther, destined to become the man of the people, was the offspring of poor miners. “I am a peasant’s son,” said he; “my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were honest peasants.” And all his life long …

Praying with Calvin

Grant, Almighty God, that as thou hast once appeared in the person of thy only-begotten Son, and hast rendered in him thy glory visible to us, and as thou dost daily set forth to us the same Christ in the glass of thy gospel,   —O grant, that we, fixing our eyes on him, may not …

Tomorrow is Calvin’s Birthiversary

So look for a day of Calvin in celebration.  To whet your appetite, here’s a gallery of Calvin stuff:

Never Has Calvin’s Dictum, ‘Everything Can Kill You’, Been More True… The Case of the Drinking Straw Death

Metal straws should be used with caution, a coroner has said, after a retired jockey died when she fell onto one which impaled her eye and caused a traumatic brain injury. Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, was carrying a mason-jar style drinking glass with a screw-top lid in her kitchen in Poole, Dorset, when she collapsed. The …

Calvin: On Ridding the Church of Wicked Pastors

This is becoming more and more important.  Churches should pay attention and act accordingly: We recognize no other pastors in the Church than faithful pastors of the Word of God, feeding the sheep of Jesus Christ on the one hand with instruction, admonition, consolation, exhortation, deprecation; and on the other resisting all false doctrines and …

Help Fund a New Translation of Calvin’s Institutes

Right here. Do you want to be a part of bringing John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion to a new generation of readers? This new edition will be highly accessible to readers who want to deepen their understanding of the Reformed faith, and students discovering and exploring the Reformation.  Our team is A.N.S. (Tony) …

Calvin Knew Kids

“Everything that even children do demonstrates that they are perverse and malign, that they have some hidden poison in them, and they resemble a line of serpents” (Calvin, Sermon on Ephesians 2). Calvin didn’t have kids, but he had Church kids.  He knew. Via Ralph *Superdude* Keen

Fun Facts from Church History: Calvin’s System of Sermonizing

To give you some idea of the scope of the Calvin’s pulpit, he began his series on the book of Acts on August 25, 1549, and ended it in March of 1554. After Acts he went on to the epistles to the Thessalonians (46 sermons), Corinthians (186 sermons), pastorals (86 sermons), Galatians (43 sermons), Ephesians …

The Sad State of Preaching in Geneva in the Pre-Calvin Era

Sermons in Geneva before Calvin were very much like most sermons today- silly stories and ridiculous tales were told by Priests who preferred that sort of nonsense to proclamation of Scripture. … in consequence of the ridicule which the priests drew on themselves by the legends which they read from the pulpit, [the people] found it …

Believe it or Not, Not Everyone Loved Calvin

He is “crafty in speaking, impudent in lying, sly in explaining, and so bloated with arrogant presumption in resisting the truth of the Holy Scriptures and every tradition, of councils as much as of the ancient writers, that he seems to be moved not by a human spirit but a diabolical one.” Michael Baius on …