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Needing Hope?

We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown. ~ John Calvin 

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My Conversation with Dr. Jennifer McNutt

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Dr. McNutt is a Church Historian at Wheaton College. I was excited to talk to her about her about her research focus on the Reformation and the influence of Calvin on later generations of pastors and churches in Geneva. 58 more words


Calvin on the Importance of Customs Being Conformed to Nature

Although this excerpt is in relation to 1 Corinthians 11:14 and men having long hair being disgraceful, the argument Calvin makes is more widely applicable to all cultural norms and the importance of them being conformed “to the word of God, the law of nature, and human decency.” 1,279 more words

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Blogging the Institutes--1.5.10--Knowing God Should Point Us to the Future

“Blogging the Institutes” is my on-going attempt to paraphrase John Calvin’s work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion. You can find out more about the series in the  366 more words


John Calvin: The ISIL of His Age

What could a Christian theologian from the 1500s have in common with fanatical bearded jihadis today? Besides fanaticism and facial hair? They share the same worldview and don’t forget  our worldview determines our actions. 322 more words

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JULY SPOTLIGHT! John Calvin (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)

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In this attractive volume, Simonetta Carr introduces young readers to the life, thought, and work of John Calvin, one of the most famous Reformers of the Christian church. 249 more words

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The wickedness of the devil not by creation but by corruption

The wickedness of the devil not by creation but by corruption. Vain and useless to inquire into the mode, time, and character of the fall of angels. 388 more words

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