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Nothing comes between me and my Calvin, Final

December 8, 2012


After 18 months I finished my devotional reading of Calvin’s Institutes. As I wrote here in June 2011, I have owned a personal copy of The Institutes for over 27 years. My two volume Battles translation were one of the few books I carried by suitcase with me to England in 1985. John Calvin dominated […]

Nothing Comes Between Me and My Calvin, 2

September 29, 2011


Calvin’s Institutes make great devotional reading. My practice of reading slowly and aloud has really made Calvin’s felicity of expression leap off the page. This week I began his chapter that critiques the use of statues and images by the medieval church. Here’s what he wrote about crosses. Read this aloud. You can hear the […]

Nothing Comes Between Me and My Calvin, 1

June 21, 2011


  “Consequently, too, there comes in that which Paul quotes from Aratus, that we are God’s offspring [Acts 17:28], because by adorning us with such a great excellence he testifies that he is our Father. In the same way the secular poets, out of common feeling and, as it were, at the dictation of experience, […]

Nothing comes between me and my Calvin

June 10, 2011


With all due respect to Brooke Shields, not Calvin Klein. The other Calvin, John Calvin. I’ve wanted to begin a devotional book series to supplement the more topical entries I write here at A Reformed Way, so I’ve been casting about for over a month to find a text that would fit. Then last week […]