Thursday, March 09, 2006
The Pulpit that Changed the World
The place that changed the world. Certainly Wittenburg was the location where Luther laid down the gauntlet with his 95 Theses. One may say that Germany was the delivery room for the Reformation. However, Geneva may justifiably lay claim to being its nursery. With several of the principals operating out of the Swiss town on the French border, Geneva was the place where modern history changed. Calvin's long ministry in Geneva not only gave shape to the incipient movement, but established the direction of Protestantism for future generations. One may say that Calvin's pulpit became the most determinative preaching post in generations.