Protestants Not Defined by Reformation-Era Controversies

Today’s guest post comes to us from the Pew Research Center at PewForum.org. Five hundred years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. Protestants are not united about – and in some cases, are not even aware of – some of the controversies that were central to the historical schism between … Read More


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5 Major Achievements in Martin Luther’s Reformation

In commemoration of this month’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I’d like to share some of Martin Luther’s major achievements: Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany in October, 1517. These were the differences Luther found between the Roman Catholic Church and the Bible. His refusal to recant these views led to him being … Read More


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Reformation Celebration: A Gospel-Filled Luther Playmobil Video

Today’s guest post comes to us from Joel Forster for EvangelicalFocus.com in celebration of this month marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. A Martin Luther figure has become the most sold Playmobil toy in the company’s history. A group in the UK used the figure to produce a stop motion video to tell the Reformer’s story. Jonathan Carswell, CEO … Read More


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Sunday Scripture: Following Jesus

“Then he said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life.’” – Luke 9:23-24 (NLT)


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Martin Luther: My Top Video Picks (Free)

There’s a lot of great training and histories about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Yesterday I shared my top picks that were paid, but today I’d like to share my top picks that are for free. Where Luther Walked by Prof Roland Bainton Luther’s Reformation by Prof Ryan Reeves The Reformation by Prof Carl Trueman (multi part) Luther and the … Read More


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Martin Luther: My Top Video Picks (Paid)

If you like movies and are excited that this month is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, then this post is for you! There’s a lot of great movies and documentaries about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Here are my top picks, best enjoyed with a tub of popcorn 🙂 This Changed Everything Click here to access this video Martin … Read More


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Fun Facts on Martin Luther’s Impact on Western Civilization

In celebration of this month’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I’d like to share some fun facts about Martin Luther. Did you know that Luther’s translation of the Bible into German proved to be a pivotal work for all of Western civilization? It helped standardize the German language and established some important principles of scriptural translation. His marriage to a … Read More


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Remembering Martin Luther’s Contribution to Literacy

Today’s guest post comes to us from Richard Gunderman for TheConversation.com. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous 95 theses, which helped spark the founding of the Reformation and the division of Christianity into Protestantism and Catholicism. Less known is the crucial role Luther played in making the case for ordinary people to read often and well. Unlike … Read More


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Sunday Scripture: The Passionate Pastor

“He must have a strong and steadfast belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with right teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.” – Titus 1:5-9 (NLT)


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