The Andrew Fuller Center hosted a mini-conference in commemoration of John Calvin’s 500th birthday. This is one of many conferences this year that focus on John Calvin and his significant contribution to the church. This is John Calvin the real man, not John Calvin the straw man of popular criticism. How many other preachers in history have seen the attention that John Calvin is currently receiving? Sure, there is a danger of hero worship. But most of this attention is humbly provided and focused on the needs of the church today. Yes, the church can greatly benefit from appreciating the contribution of Calvin.