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“All The Ministers Shall Meet Together”

When Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on true repentance at the Wittenberg Castle church in 1517, John Calvin was an eight-year-old French...

John Calvin on Theatrical Trifles in Worship

Jesus Christ comes to us in a realized eschatology of invisibility. When he comes to us, he lights flames that remain invisible to us, both saints and sinners. What we should also remember is that he has rarely come to us as the Northern Lights.

Calvin’s Theology of Pastoral Care

Christ likens the Church to a sheepfold in which God assembles his people, and compares himself to the door, since he is the only entrance way into the Church.

John Calvin on Death and Grief

It is difficult for many of us to imagine John Calvin doing something so human and vulnerable as grieving. Nor is it...

Calvin’s Way of Preaching in a Digital Age

Today as churches around the world continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation the question uppermost in my mind is:...

Learning to Speak Thoughtfully of Jesus: Calvin’s Way With Heretics

Most Christians have a basic understanding of the issues that led to the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Yet we all...

John Calvin on the Unity and Truthfulness of the Church

John Calvin wrote a great deal about the unity and truthfulness of the church in his day. We can continue to learn...

Latest Articles

Clothes Make the Man (or the Woman)?

Do we still believe in the notion of the “preaching office” or the “pastoral office”? Or have we joined the ranks of so much American “free church” congregationalism that replaces the notion of “office” with that of mere “function”?

Can the Lord’s Supper Be “Online”?

The notion of “online Communion” has some real problems to it.

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 2

Just how, as Christians, do we receive this life?

Jesus Christ is the Truth – Part 2

Confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life means he is not merely one truth among others. He is the truth by which all others are measured.

Jesus Christ is the Way – Part 2

How can the church be “the way” today?