May 14, 2010

Calvin on Preaching

Here's a quote on Calvin and preaching from Gerald McDermott's The Great Theologians: a Brief Introduction (IVP, 2010):
"Despite his enormous reputation as a theologian, Calvin seems to have considered his preaching to have been more important than his formal theological works.  He preached, on average, 170 sermons per year, which is more than three a week.  When he was recollecting his accomplishments on his deathbed, he mentioned his sermons ahead of his theological work" (98).
This is a good word for all pastors, especially those of us who enjoy academic theological engagement.

2 comments:

ἐκκλησία said...

Matt, the new graphic with the "ὁ λὁγος σᾲρξ ἐγένετο" added to the bottom looks FANTASTIC.

Well done.

Matt O'Reilly said...

Thanks very much!