Soli Deo gloria, “God’s glory alone,” is one of the five theological principles of the Reformation. It summarizes the whole Reformation and is what the other four solas ultimately point to. All of life is to be centered on God’s glory.
Stories are powerful. There are many false stories in the world that distract us from the one true story—God’s story. Following the Church Calendar helps us reorient ourselves toward the story of the gospel.
Renée de France may not be a household name, but she was a significant figure in the Protestant Reformation. A French princess and Italian duchess, she had political influence that helped spread the ideas of the Protestant cause.
John Calvin is often given the title “the theologian of the Holy Spirit,” as he strove to live in the Spirit and point others to do the same. His Institutes of the Christian Religion is one of the major works to come out of the Reformation.