In the 500th Anniversary year of the birth of John Calvin, it is right that we should think of one of the people who has most impacted world history. Calvin had ideas on how we could live better lives - particularly how we could live in close harmony with God and each other - but because his ideas were radical, his life was filled with dramatic events and dangers.
He was run out of town - and then welcomed back. He was accused of being too harsh - and also too tender hearted. When he explained what the bible meant he was considered too logical and too spiritual! He must have been an amazing man to have caused such a stir!