The Thirty Years’ War

November 18, 2015
One of the results of the Protestant Reformation was the upheaval that spread throughout Europe in the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries. And perhaps nowhere was that upheaval felt more acutely than in the Thirty Years' War. The Thirty Years' War was many decades in the making, and it ran from 1618 to 1648. It was

Mrs. Luther

November 11, 2015
Every year on October 31, we celebrate the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The year 2015 is the 498th anniversary of the Reformation, so we're going to take a look at this great movement in church history, but from a different perspective. Martin Luther gets a lot of attention, and rightly so, but we're going

Top 5 of the 95: 2015 Edition

November 4, 2015
Since we just introduced the Ninety-Five Theses, we're going to keep talking about them. We had previously covered the "top five" of the Ninety-Five Theses, and here we'll cover another "top five." The first one is thesis No. 4. Here, Luther writes, "The penalty of sin therefore continues so long as hatred of self or true

What Is Reformation Day?

October 28, 2015
What is Reformation Day? To answer that question, let's ask another question. When is Reformation Day? It's October 31; it commemorates the events of October 31, 1517. On that day, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Now, why would Luther do that? To answer this
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