Today is an important holiday. Well, not a holiday really, a commemoration. 494 years ago, a 33-year old Catholic monk and professor of theology, posted an invitation to debate certain abuses in the Church. It is marvelous that such a modest document should have had the world-shaking impact that it did. Reformation Day commemorates Luther’s […]
October 31 marks Reformation Day, though many churches celebrated Reformation Sunday last Sunday. According to traditional accounts, on October 31, 1517, in response to the controversy surrounding the sale of indulgences, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses were nailed to the door at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany as an invitation to debate them. Out of […]
In honor (or in dishonor – you decide) of Reformation Day I wanted to share with you a Martin Luther Rap – “95 Theses.” It is a parody of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” (which I confess I haven’t heard). HT (or blame) to Jake Bouma.