Calvin’s Forgettable Sermon

This book, Registers of the Consistory of Geneva in the Time of Calvin is a fascinating look into the historical context of the Protestant Reformation in one city: Geneva, Switzerland. The book is an English translation of the notes that the consistory of the Reformed church in Geneva took between 1542 and 1544. It's full… Continue reading Calvin’s Forgettable Sermon

A Prayer for Reading Scripture (Geneva)

For around 75 years (1536-1609) Geneva had a sort of Bible study group called the Congregation.  It was something like an in-depth public Bible study where pastors, professors, and students would take turns explaining, interpreting, and applying Scripture and also answering questions.  (The Reformers understood well that Scripture needs to be interpreted and explained in… Continue reading A Prayer for Reading Scripture (Geneva)

Calvin’s Company of Pastors

I'm very much looking forward to reading this book after finishing the introduction.  Here's an edited snippet from the intro: The reader will encounter three important themes wending their way through the chapters of this book: First, the ministers of Geneva cannot be understood rightly unless one appreciates the religious natures of their sense of… Continue reading Calvin’s Company of Pastors