Did Luther Intend to Start The Reformation? (In Seven Minutes)

My bad” (??)

October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of when an obscure monk and theology academic, Martin Luther, nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a spark that has set off a controversy ever since. But what do we do with this event? Do we “celebrate” it? Do we “mourn” it?

How we answer these questions, typically stems from a larger question: Did Martin Luther intend to start the Protestant Reformation? Gordon-Conwell church history professor, Ryan Reeves, explores this question, in the following seven-minute video.

Whatever we do with Luther’s motives behind the Reformation, what we should not do, is to ignore the Reformation. The Reformation is not just some event, located in the recesses of the past. The debates around Reformation define for Christians, even today, what we think about the Gospel, the Bible, and the Church.

I will be teaching an adult Bible class, this fall (2017), at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, 9:30 to 10:45 am, in Room 128, that explores these topics in greater detail. Please leave a comment in the comments section, if you want more information about the class.

About Clarke Morledge

Clarke Morledge -- Computer Network Engineer, College of William and Mary... I hiked the Mount of the Holy Cross, one of the famous Colorado Fourteeners, with some friends in July, 2012. My buddy, Mike Scott, snapped this photo of me on the summit. View all posts by Clarke Morledge

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