Calvin apologists take different approaches to defending their theological hero with regards to the Servetus execution. One such approach is to say that Calvin was not culpable for the killing of Servetus, since he did not personally have the power or authority to put him to death. Unfortunately, for the Calvin apologist who takes this … Continue reading John Calvin Personally Admits to Killing Servetus
Do You Really Want to Claim John Calvin as Your Homeboy?
A few days ago I saw someone wearing a “Calvin is my homeboy” T-shirt. I have to admit that the shirt made me cringe. My thoughts immediately went to questions concerning Calvin’s character. While I believe that John Calvin did contribute some solid exegesis in his works, I must admit that I feel uneasy about … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Claim John Calvin as Your Homeboy?