With Calvin in the Theater of God

This past weekend, Desiring God hosted its annual national conference.  The topic this year, marking the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, was “With Calvin in the Theater of God.” All the audio and video has been posted, and you may access it at either Desiring God, or the conference website, Theater of God.

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Who is John Calvin?

Okay.  It’s the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, so that question may be somewhat irrelevant.  Most will know that John Calvin was a theologian, pastor, and essential participant in the Reformation. But what about the details of his life?  Without reading (or reciting) a biography, do you know who John Calvin is? I’ve been […]

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Sunday Leftovers (4/19/09)

To bless God (Eph. 1:3) does not mean that we contribute anything to the person of God; He is God whether we bless Him, honor Him, acknowledge Him or not.  To bless Him means to give thanks and to pronounce Him as being ever worthy of our praise and worship. To bless God is to […]

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Book Review: Let Christ Be Magnified

Title:  Let Christ Be Magnified Author:  J. H. Merle d’Aubigne Publisher:  Banner of Truth Trust (Reprint), 2007; 52 pp. $9.00 Recommendation (4-star scale):   This being the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin’s birth, there are no shortage of books being written or re-released in tribute to him.  I think I’ve acquired at […]

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Today’s Quote – Idolatry (Calvin)

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1.11.8): …man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.…Man’s mind, full as it is of pride and boldness, dares to imagine a god according to its own capacity; as it sluggishly plods, indeed is overwhelmed with the crassest ignorance, it conceives an unreality and an […]

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Today’s Quote – Worship (Calvin)

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion: …the pious mind realizes that the punishment of the impious and wicked and the reward of life eternal for the righteous equally pertain to God’s glory.  Besides, this mind restrains itself from sinning, not out of dread of punishment alone; but, because it loves and reveres God as […]

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500 years of John Calvin

You may have noticed that the first few days of “Today’s Quote” this year have been quotes from John Calvin’s little book John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life. There’s a reason for that. This year (2009) is the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. One of the goals I have […]

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