In a recent talk at Southeastern Seminary, Drs. Keith Whitfield, Stephen Eccher, and Bruce Gordon reflect on the life of Calvin and his impact on the church today. Check out the full discussion below!
Timothy George has written a helpful article for Christian History titled “What Baptists Can Learn from Calvin.” George contends that Calvin has much to teach us in matters such as the Scriptures’ relationship to Christ, God-centered worship, God’s sovereignty in salvation, the world as “the theater of God’s glory,” and the pursuit of Christian unity. These are topics worth pondering as we mark the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth and the 400th anniversary of the beginnings of the Baptist movement.
This years marks John Calvin’s 500th birthday. Calvin’s life and legacy are being celebrated through conferences, symposia, books, articles, and lectures all over the world. You can learn about how some (mostly Reformed) evangelicals are celebrating Calvin’s legacy by checking out the Calvin 500 website. In the blogosphere, there is also a Calvin 500 blog and the contributors to Reformation 21 are blogging through Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. There is also loads of Calvinalia available at Monergism.com, an online clearing house, if you will, for all kinds of “Reformedish” stuff.
I want to draw special attention to a great introductory resource related to Calvin, especially for those who are collegians, seminarians, or interested pastors. In 1909 Princeton Theological Seminary theologian Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield gave three public lectures to commemorate Calvin’s 400th birthday. Those lectures were subsequently published together as Calvin as a Theologian and Calvinism Today (Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1909). You can read each of the three addresses online by clicking on the following links: