AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 16, 2020 at 6:55 am
As I read his work, it felt to me that he cared more for right belief than right living. But I appreciate the additional background to his story – it does humanize him, and I really needed that reminder. My reactions to Calvin were similar to @elliegirl77 – it was a real effort to read through both articles (that’s what I get for jumping in on the readings early! 😆) As a pastor, I am always walking this path of teaching and instructing others on the spiritual traditions of Christianity, while encouraging a freedom to experience God as only each individual can. I don’t want to err on the side of a spiritual free-for-all, with no anchoring to the past. But I sure have to work at it to hear words like “must, ought, should” in relation to our approach to prayer.