Monday, September 24, 2018

Reformation 500 Not A Nascar Event

   On Reformation Sunday, October 30th, 2016 the New York Times ran an article on Martin Luther.
   It began, “Americans may know the basics of how Martin Luther was said to have nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, in 1517, condemning the Roman Catholic Church’s sale of indulgences, but they probably don’t realize how Luther strategically used the media of his time: books, paintings, prints and music.”
   I wonder how many Americans know anything about Luther or Lutherans at all?
   This year, we’ll be getting a lot of coverage as we lead up to the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.
   It will give us a tremendous opportunity to make not just our heritage, but our faith known.
   May God open many hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ recovered by Martin Luther, and may we be responsive to God’s call to share it.

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