john calvin


Redemption revisited

A review of B. A. Gerrish

Faith is formed in us by the Spirit and the life of the church. It renews our elemental confidence and creates our disposition toward the world.


Too good for this world

A review of Larissa MacFarquhar

If your mother is drowning in one location and two strangers in another, should you save your mother or the two strangers?


Haunting particularities

A review of Marilynne Robinson

To meet others as God meets us—prickly and imprecise and difficult though we may sometimes be—is a kind of grace.


Calvinists and eco-justice

A review of Mark Stoll

Surprisingly, evidence showed that the environmental movement’s most significant moments were overwhelmingly led by lapsed Presbyterians.


Missing arts

Seeing Beyond the World: Visual Arts and the Calvinist Tradition, edited by Paul Corby Finney


A review of The Judaizing Calvin

The accepted baseline for study of the Psalms is genre analysis. Beyond that baseline, however, several interpretive options are available.



John Calvin (1509–1564) continues to fascinate us.