Category Archives: John Calvin

The Belgic Confession: A Brief History

THE BELGIC CONFESSION. The confession’s chief author was Guido de Brès, a preacher of the Reformed churches of the Netherlands, who died a martyr to the faith in the year 1567. During the sixteenth century the churches in this country … Continue reading

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The Church as Mother

As Mother’s Day approaches, and as we think about what gifts to get our mothers and wives, who are mothers, let’s pause to reflect on the Church as Mother, with the help of John Calvin: The heavenly Jerusalem, which derives … Continue reading

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Reviewing “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli

For a recent discussion, I had to read Machiavelli’s The Prince. I didn’t know what I was up against. But I’m glad I read this little work. I’m used to reading the likes of Luther and Calvin. When Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Life on Purpose: A Tribute to Dr. Myles Munroe (1954-2014)

Along with his wife, Ruth, and about seven others, Dr. Myles Munroe, was killed in a plane crash yesterday, November 9, 2014.  Dr. Munroe, 60, was a prominent pastor, author, and leadership consultant. Before there was N.T. Wright, John Piper, … Continue reading

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Michael Servetus Last Words: What Do They Mean?

Though John Calvin and the other ministers appealed to Servetus to repent right up to the time of his execution, Servetus adamantly maintained his position and uttered the following as he went to the flames of execution, “Jesus, son of … Continue reading

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