John Calvin, the famous French theologian and Genevan reformer, was born on July 10, 1509, which makes 2009 the 500th anniversary of his birth year. Princeton Seminary is celebrating this anniversary by, among other things, encouraging people to read his monumental work The Institutes of the Christian Religion throughout this year. I’ve only read sections of the Institutes, and I have often wanted to read the whole thing, so now seems like as good a time as any to pull down my copy from the shelf and open it up.

If you visit the Princeton Seminary Web site, you can look at the reading schedule for the year. You can also subscribe to the podcast, which features various people reading the section for the day.