Category Archives: John Calvin

John Calvin’s 500th Birthday

Perhaps no figure since St. Paul  has influenced Western civilization like the man born 500 years ago this date, Jean Cauvin (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564), the pastor-scholar of Geneva. Through the ordinary means of God’s grace in Word, … Continue reading

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Reformation Heritage Tour July 1-11, 2009

My wife and I, on behalf of Reformed Theological Seminary, are hosting a Reformation Heritage Tour. This wonderful travel and learning opportunity is scheduled for July 1-11, 2009. Continue reading

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Seek His Anointing

I wonder if there is something that is missing in your life as a minister of the Gospel? I wonder if that one missing thing might be seeking after God’s anointing and the unction of the Holy Spirit? We lay … Continue reading

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The God Who Calls

A Sermon from Exodus 3.10-12 Preached on October 27, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee Introduction to the Reading We return to Exodus Chapter three. And today we consider the Call of Moses and how that call relates … Continue reading

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Which is it? Communion or Eucharist or the Last Supper? Yes.

1 Cor. 10.16-17;20; 11.23-31; John 6.11; 23, 35-42; 48-59 Like a foolish husband arguing with his wife over the true meaning of the word “love,” but failing to embrace his bride, sometimes the Church has got tangled up on words … Continue reading

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The Visit of Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi to First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may … Continue reading

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God Knows Your Name

The following was delivered, in Albanian, to the adolescent orphans at the Hope for the World orphanage in Tirana, Albania. I have previously posted the Albanian version, and I now offer it in English. It is my great honor to … Continue reading

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Great Time in Cambridge!

We have had absolutely sensational weather as we gathered for this International Congress on Preaching. David Jeremiah, N.T. Wright, Alistair McGrath, David Jeremiah, Lesslie Holmes, John Huffman, Robert Smith, David Jackman, Dave Stone and many others, including me, have been … Continue reading

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Congress on Preaching Ends

Today the International Congress on Preaching adjourned with the preaching of The Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith of Oakland, California delivering a stirring messages on “A Changeless Christ for a Changing Culture.” Based on Hebrews 12.8, “Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading

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The International Congress on Preaching in Cambridge!

Beginning Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, the International Congress on Preaching, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, will commence. I will be participating, a homiletical mouse squeeking alongside the bugle blasts of pulpit pacaderms! Here is a link to learn more! Click … Continue reading

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