The Psalter Lesson for Reformation Sunday – A Responsive Reading

Our Psalter Lesson highlights God’s protection of us, God’s presence with us, and God’s power for us that instills the courage to face and conquer fear. Let us read responsively Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though … Continue reading The Psalter Lesson for Reformation Sunday – A Responsive Reading

Martin Luther & The Courage to Face Your Fears

On Sunday, October 29th, we will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. We remember on this day that Martin Luther began a process that resulted in the recovery of the biblical gospel. Many congregations will recall the efforts of Martin Luther and will sing his famous hymn based on Psalm 46 entitled "A Mighty … Continue reading Martin Luther & The Courage to Face Your Fears

Martin Luther’s Reflection on Music

God’s Fair and Glorious Gift “Music is a fair and glorious gift of God. I would not for the world forego my humble share of music. Singers are never sorrowful, but are merry, and smile through their troubles in song. Music makes people kinder, gentler, more staid and reasonable. I am strongly persuaded that after … Continue reading Martin Luther’s Reflection on Music

Why Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation?

Martin Luther launched the great Reformation when he nailed “The Ninety-Five Theses” to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral on October 31, 1517. Since then, many protestant churches commemorate this day on the Sunday closest to Reformation Day (October 31) each year. This year we celebrate Reformation Day on Sunday, October 29th. Why should you … Continue reading Why Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation?

The Reformation: A Time When Men Went Blind, Staggering Drunk…

This coming Sunday we celebrate Reformation Sunday.  We give thanks to God for men like Martin Luther who helped the church recover the biblical gospel of grace. Here's two of my favorite quotes by writers who capture with force exactly what happened during this time in history (1517-1689 AD). Robert Capon graphically shares: “The Reformation … Continue reading The Reformation: A Time When Men Went Blind, Staggering Drunk…