August 30, 2017

There was no way to anticipate that Wittenberg would become the center of a major world event. Or that Martin Luther would be its leader.

In the early 1500s Wittenberg wasn't a large town, only about 2,000 inhabitants. Leipzig, the major trading city, and Erfurt, the un...

August 23, 2017

According to Ecclesiastes, there is a time for just about anything…

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to...

August 16, 2017

The death of Jan Hus as a heretic laid the first, violent, foundation stones for the Reformation.

It was 1415, 102 years before Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg.

During the late 1300s, early 1400s, the reform movement was centered aroun...

August 9, 2017

I wonder…how do you see this coming Reformation Sunday in October?

Is it the 500th Anniversary of a singular event – of Martin Luther nailing the thesis to the door of the Castle Church?

Or…

Do you see it as the 500th year of a church that is always reforming – always try...

August 2, 2017

The Christian church seems to have always been at battle.

The early church argued about the relationship of Jews and Gentiles to the new Christian church.

Early Christians battled simply for recognition. In the meantime, they were persecuted, killed and suppressed by gov...

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