Martin Luther wrote in his famous hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our helper he amid the flood, Of mortal ills prevailing.”
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss what theological and cultural contributions the Protestant Reformation gave to the Church and Western Civilization.
Shane Vander Hart: The Reformers rediscovered the Gospel, and we must keep it the center of our churches, our families, our worship, and our lives.
Pastor Michael Mudlaff of Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Urbandale gives the first sermon in a five-part series on the Five Solas of the Reformation.
On October 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Castle church sparking the Reformation.
David Shedlock’s post has called to mind a key feature that has made America successful. The history of the interaction of religion and politics was often a mixed proposition. On one hand, it’s undeniable that the actions of many holy men often restrained the power of the state and brought a more decent, more humane […]
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 […]
Joseph Fiennes playing Martin Luther in the 2003 movie, Luther, reenacts the famous statement given to the Diet of Worms in 1520. One of the most famous statements of the Reformation, and the boldness that it took when he faced possible death. Yet he stood with Christ and stood against error. Not a perfect man, […]
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 […]
I’d be remiss not to mention that today marks the 500th anniversary of Reformer John Calvin’s birthday. He has contributed much not only to theology, but also to government. As Bob Hayton mentions in his post today: His work in Geneva has an abiding relevance and lasting influence down to today in both the church […]
When Michael Spencer (The internet Monk) recently predicted a Coming Evangelical Collapse, while many agreed, there were also many horrified at such a prediction. While Mr. Spencer has only said out loud what many of us have been thinking, he may have gained more attention because of the specifics of his predictions. Much of what […]
1. Strange story out of Argentina. Several Argentine teenagers are freaked out by a “creepy gnome” that stalks the streets at night. See the video here. 2. According to the London Times, Pope Benedict XVI is to rehabilitate reformer Martin Luther. He contends that Martin Luther did not intend to split Christianity, he only sought […]