I can hear the sighs from all around the world from the sixteen or so people who follow this blog. “You’re going to talk about the Reformation on Halloween? Really? You’ve no better use of your time?”
Cheer up good friends! The history of Protestant Reformation has as many tricks as it does treats. It began what our modern day society in the U. S. take for granted. It gave use our denominations (whether that’s good or bad is up for debate), it put the Bible into the common man’s hand, and gave birth to the rise the evangelical church. So I hope you tune for this fascinating discussion of the Reformation.
October 31st is often celebrated in conjunction with Halloween. However, the 31st of October is a historic day in the evangelical church — it is the day recognized as the day Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Saxony. This very act is seen as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
We cannot take it too lightly the significance of this day. Many of our denominations would stem from this act although I’m sure Martin Luther would not have seen it coming. The start of the common man being able to have access to a Bible in the King’s English, a King would eventually divorce his wife and break with the Catholic church, and other major things happened from this event.
It really does show the power of what one person can do with God at his side. In talking about the evangelical church history, we have to go back to the start of the Reformation.
Join me for returning theologian, pastor, author, and publisher Martin Murphy for a fascinating discussion of the Reformation. We’ll be taking your questions too! So call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/8037745. Or, download the app on the Google Play store as well as the iTunes app store. Tune in!