When Calvin Got Fired

"In the second year, the young pastor pushes for the practice of church discipline—and this proves to be too much. And so the young pastor is fired, and the church is left worse off than before." - The Story of John Calvin and Martin Bucer

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If Calvin had spent his time discussing the systemic racism inherent in Genevean culture, crusaded for a more multi-ethnic congregation, or hosted dialogues on how to be more "affirming" to people who self-identified as Roman Catholic, he might have been a more effective minister ...

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?