Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Jedi Calvin

Jedi Calvin
Originally uploaded by neopuritan.
As I long suspected, the greatest theologian in history was also secretly a member of the Jedi order. In this recently uncovered portrait of Jean Calvin (1509-64), he is clearly holding a light sabre. His index finger on his right hand is pointing to the stars.

Where do I sign up?


Blogger Steve said...

Hilarious juxtaposition!

But I don't think Calvin would exhort us to "search your feelings" as a Jedi would.

Preaching 1 John 3:19-20, I mentioned the confusion of the beginning of Star Wars III. Both the Jedi and the Emperor were urging Anakin to search his feelings, then they would know the other side was the bad side.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Scribe said...

I agree Steve...But as a Star Wars fan, I just couldn't resist this image I found in my blog travels. No, Calvin would definitely not exhort us to search our feelings!

What is missing from Star Wars is the opening of the Institutes, where Calvin defines true knowledge as both of ourselves and of God. Poor Anakin only had his own sinful self to rely on, and some dumb green puppet! ;)

Thanks for the post!

9:36 AM  
Blogger FreeInHim94 said...

This is hysterical!
I wonder what other church fathers were Jedis? (hint hint)

5:10 PM  

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