John Calvin and why the Church should be ashamed

The final installment in my series on the biblical command to care for the poor is about a system that is broken. If anyone in church history who is most associated with a system, it would have to be John Calvin (AD 1509-1564). Calvin remains one of the most influential theologians since St. Augustine. Tragically, … Continue reading John Calvin and why the Church should be ashamed

Katherine von Bora and the Martin Luther’s Family Dinner Table

The men of the Reformation are almost household names in Church History: Luther. Calvin. Zwingli. Knox. As with every era of history, several women played important roles during this period of rebirth in the Church. History records the venerable lives of several important women of this era, most of whom had their roots in the … Continue reading Katherine von Bora and the Martin Luther’s Family Dinner Table

The mighty fortress of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

In church this past Sunday, we sang my favorite hymn: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott by Martin Luther (1483-1546). In the English-speaking world, the hymn is better known as A Mighty Fortress is Our God. This song is often called the "the battle hymn" of the Reformation as it has been important to Lutherans … Continue reading The mighty fortress of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”