Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday John!


Today marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. For your weekend celebration, why not check out the free download on itunes.rts.edu of "The Calvin I Never Knew" by Dr. Frank James. Or, pull out your bedside copy of The Institutes and read your favorite book.

Want some John Calvin trivia? He and Thomas Hobbes were the inspiration for one of my favorite comic strips ever, Calvin & Hobbes. And just in case you were wondering about my political philosophy (tipping the hat to Hobbes here), I prefer John Locke.

I'm publicly embracing my inner nerd.

5 comments:

drh said...

On April 5, 2088, I’d better see a post celebrating Hobbes’s 500th! He demands equal time!

scottybecca said...

Thanks for the tip! We are staying just around the corner from Rue Jean Calvin here in Paris. I'll take a stroll down the street in honor of this momentous anniversary! So enjoying your blog. -Becca

scottybecca said...

PS: Thanks for the link on your blog. I think it's hilarious that you labeled it: I want this life! I've added you to mine too! -Becca

running shoes said...

I don't think I can make it through The Institutes, did you?

nevermind. your last sentence gave me all the confirmation I need ;)

Love you, KET

Un Till said...

There has never been and never will be a comic strip like "Calvin & Hobbes."