Tag John Calvin

John Calvin on Scripture: “The Letter Killeth”

Oft quoted, and always from the KJV for effect, is 2 Corinthians 3:6, "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." It is then claimed that 'Bible heavy sermons' or...

John Calvin on Scripture: Inventing God

I am going to assume that you have noticed the power of social media to provide a voice and platform for opinions, however outlandish; perhaps you are reading this or...

Romans: The Righteousness of God

The men’s group that I am a part of has started reading through Paul’s epistle to the Romans and a few weeks back we considered Romans 1:17, ‘In the gospel...

Why We Don't Serve in the Church

Last week I wrote a post unpacking part of John Calvin’s Institutes on gifts, the local church, and self-denial. Calvin shows that God is the giver of all that we...

John Calvin: Our Gifts and the Church

Though wisdom and my recent less than prodigious blogging record suggests that I should not commit to any sort of writing project, with this post I am setting out on...

John Calvin on Suffering

One of my goals for 2017 has been to work through John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion in its entirety, with the hope of engaging with it in 2018...

Doodle: Childlessness and the Sovereignty of God

I have now written a couple of posts arguing against the position of many Christians that says married couples must at least attempt to have children. Most recently I challenged...

Unpopular Christianity

Jesus was not a popular man. In the 1st century, throughout history, and today people have struggled not just in coming to him but also in going with him. I...

Doodle: Was Calvin a Calvinist?

I can still remember it as if it were yesterday, though it was something like 7 years ago. I had been a Christian for around a year and my growth...