Luther and Calvin, the great reformers of the sixteenth century, are remembered for their writings and theological debates, but do we think of them as great missionaries? Can we learn from them for mission work today?
The Reformation had a defining and far–reaching impact on the western world and beyond. It shaped the development of Europe over the next 500 years. It not only touched on church life and key doctrinal issues but had implications in terms of ethics, the birth of liberal democracy, education, the arts, science, the economy and much more.
This all evolved as part of Calvin’s and Luther’s evangelistic vision. With such a legacy, this vision is worth your attention.
About Lindsay Brown
Lindsay Brown is a native of Wales. He studied Modern European History in Oxford, and theology in Paris. He has served as General Secretary of IFES for 16 years (1991–2007) and the International Director of the Lausanne Movement (2008–17).He has been involved in student ministry for over 40 years, and continues to serve as the director of FEUER( the Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe).