Category Archives: Martin Luther

It’s Reformation Day: Trick or Treat?

On All Hallows’ Eve, October 31, 1517, a lowly priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  He ended up with more than he bargained for. Next October 31 will be 500 … Continue reading

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Systematic Theology for Kids

My wife and I have used a children’s catechism.  We believe in it.  It’s a wonderful tradition. Now there’s a systematic theology for kids.  I like the idea.  Here’s a description of the product: “Two young children discover a hidden treasure—a … Continue reading

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Reviewing “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli

For a recent discussion, I had to read Machiavelli’s The Prince. I didn’t know what I was up against. But I’m glad I read this little work. I’m used to reading the likes of Luther and Calvin. When Martin Luther … Continue reading

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On This Day in Church History: Martin Luther Posted His 95 Theses

In the little town of Wittenberg, Germany, on this day, October 31, 1517, an Augustinian priest nailed a challenge on the church door, where it was common to make announcements of the sort.  Within the same week, copies of whatever this young monk nailed … Continue reading

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The Reformation: Trick or Treat?

It was a Saturday, October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther–a 33-year-old theology professor at Wittenberg University–walked over to the Castle Church in Wittenberg and nailed his now (in)famous 95 theses to its door, hoping to ignite an academic discussion. However, … Continue reading

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