Thursday, January 01, 2009


"The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."
-John 6:63

This year marks the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth. Born July 10, 1509, John Calvin followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther and the resulting efforts, teaching, and writings turned the western world upside down. Over the next year, I'll be writing about John Calvin, Calvinism, the reformation, the Roman Catholic Church, Martin Luther, Evangelism, Missions, Christianity, and more, in an attempt to correct some myths and help people know a little more about this incredibly critical time in history and what it really meant.

In no coincidence, the Gideon Bible distribution program started 100 years ago and by today are distributing over ten million bibles a year.

So if you click over to WATN and find a story on puritans or Servetus, don't be surprised. This stuff doesn't get taught in schools these days and its an important part of history.

Part 1: Who was John Calvin?
Part 2: Calvin's Revolution

1 comment:

Eric said...

Sounds interesting, I look forward to reading this. Like most religious laymen, I probably know more about Calvanist beliefs (or think I do) than I know about Calvin himself. The few discussions I've been involved in regarding Calvanism always get around to God's Election of the Saved and how it relates to predestination, which is a discussion I'm fascinated by. Hope you touch on that.

If Christianity turns out to be true, I think some parts of Calvanist doctrine (or at least my understanding of it) explain a lot of my questions about it.