Calvin on Missions: The Gathering

This keeps coming up lately! The caricature of John Calvin that we live with today is that of a cold, calculating person with a pointy head and zero passion. The truth is far from that. Once you actually start reading the Institutes you find out that Calvin was passionate about God. The Institutes at times read like devotions. Good devotions.

The other thing that people say about Calvin is that he wasn’t interested in missions. I mean, how could anyone who believed that God had predestined who would be saved actually believe in mission? I’ve posted a few comments on Calvin and missions, a brief one recently. As it turns out, there is an article in the Founders Journal on Calvin and missions.

Since these resources seem to be accumulating, I’m going to create a page to keep track of them all. Go read the Founders Journal article and watch for a special Calvin and Missions page.

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