A Tribute to John Calvin

John Calvin was born on July 10th, 1509, exactly five-hundred years ago today.  I thought about writing a personal word of tribute expressing my deep appreciation for the influence his work has wielded over the church, over the world, and over myself, but I have found that I cannot say anything better than Kevin DeYoung has already said it.  Here’s a brief excerpt before you go to his page to read it all (I have made one slight alteration to smooth out a typo):

Strive for relevance in your day, and you may make a difference for a few years. Anchor yourself in what is eternal and you may influence the world for another five centuries.

With empty fads and cultural accomodation rampant in our churches today, we could really use a message like that.

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