The Only Thing That Matters

November 2009 - Cover Story
by Lynn Nickles

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November 2009 - Cover Story

Sinclair Ferguson, senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, is characteristically unpretentious about how he spent his summer vacation. Before retreating with his wife, Dorothy, to their home in the Scottish Highlands, he preached the first sermon of a five-day conference at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland. The event marked the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth and took place where Calvin himself preached, making Geneva the center of the Reformed faith in the sixteenth century.

Like Calvin, Ferguson is a prolific writer and gifted theologian. Although he would balk at such a lofty comparison, the sixty-one-year-old minister has …

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