Tag - death

Of Flying Spiders and Theologians

While flying spiders may sound like something gamers would blast in the latest Xbox game, one young man saw in them the wisdom of God. The technical term for how spiders seem to fly across a distance is ballooning. That observer noted of their...

Howard Hendricks (1924–2013)

Howard Hendricks, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary for over 60 years, author or coauthor of 23 books, and chaplain to the Dallas Cowboys (1976–1984), went to be with the Lord early this morning. “To guide a person in the name of Jesus is a...

Preaching to the Very End

The thought of “retirement” in the traditional sense doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. There is a part of me that hopes I can continue preaching and ministry to the very end. I was encouraged to read of Calvin’s passion to...

Calvin’s Last Letter to Farel

Nearing death, Calvin wrote the following to his dear friend Farel, Farewell, my best and most worthy brother. Since God has determined that you should survive me in this world, live mindful of our union, which has been so useful to the Church of...

All Calvin Did Was Worth Nothing

In reading through John Calvin’s last letter to the ministers at Geneva, I was struck by the following paragraph. I have had many infirmities which you have been obliged to bear with, and what is more, all I have done has been worth nothing...