Thanks to Justin Taylor for pointing out this article in a recent Time Magazine on the impact of Calvinism on the world. You can read the article here . It is fascinating that Time would dedicate an article to anything Calvinistic. It also is interesting that the author, David Van Biema (a good Dutch name–with a Reformed background?), mentioned Roman Catholicism’s recent move to reinstate indulgences. This, of course, lay at the heart of the Reformation. If you have to buy your way out of purgatory Christ could not be an all-sufficient Savior. I do have to say that Van Biema ends the article in a less than desirable way.