Managing Monday with John Calvin

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

French theologian John Calvin (1509-1564) is one of the most influential theologians of all time, and the key figure in the system of Christian theology known as Calvinism. His thinking continues to fuel numerous theological debates… you can’t really be a theologian without bumping into his views. We will enjoy some pithy insights from him over the next few Mondays…

  • Although the stars do not speak, even in being silent they cry out – John Calvin
  • We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown – John Calvin
  • We must make the invisible Kingdom visible in our midst – John Calvin



  1. Brian, if it’s not asking too much, would it be possible to have the reference with these Calvin quotes?

    I searched for the context of 2 of those 3 quotes in the translations of Calvin I have (Institutes, Commentaries, Tracts & Sermons).


    • Sorry Allen. It is asking too much! When I started Managing Monday I added the disclaimer that I haven’t always checked the source validity but use my knowledge of the person being quoted as a ‘sounds right’ check. The time it would take to verify would make it impossible for me to post each week. Most people are reading for inspiration rather than research, so I feel the risk of the occasional misquote is worth it. Many of the quotes are sourced from Pinterest.

      • No worries, Brian. I can appreciate the work it takes, and I do appreciate your posts.

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