Calvin carried on a very extensive correspondence throughout his ministry, writing to people and churches he knew and even to those he did not know. He answered theological questions, offered advice to troubled churches, encouraged pastors and friends, and wrote letters of consolation to those in distress.
Today, July 10, marks the 500th birthday anniversary of the great Reformer John Calvin (French: Jean Cauvin). For most evangelicals today, his name evokes an image of a negative, judgmental and cold tyrant, because…
“The service was, in many ways, a multifaceted microcosm of a lot that is wrong with the church at large today. I remember sitting in the room and looking around at the earnest faces as they concentrated on the crashing waves, or empathized with the linguistic struggles of the spontaneous inclusive language guy, or were carried heavenward by the mellifluous tone of Mr G’s saxophone” – Carl Trueman
Dr. Robert Godfrey’s new book, John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor, will be released on April 30. Having listened to Dr. Godfrey’s expert knowledge of church historyâ€”coupled with his witty lecture and writing style, I expect another must read.
In a new book, Reforming or Conforming?: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church, thirteen Reformed scholars take on postmodern evangelicals and provide a solid, biblical critique of their ideas.