The Protestant Reformation; Understanding our Past and Defining our Future

A series of presentations examining the godly and profound influence of the German Reformation upon the Christian Church.

THE 13TH APOSTLE OR A STINKING AFTERTHOUGHT; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 9

“Cranach was suggesting that the teachings of Dr Luther were more in keeping with Christ and early Christianity that that which was in vogue in Rome. While the Pope claimed Apostolic Succession, Cranach was perceptively illustrating that the truths which Luther rediscovered, were the true Apostolic Gospel. “

THE POSTER WHICH CHANGED EUROPE; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6

The Ninety-Five Theses 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation because 31st October 1517 marked the true commencement of this movement. On the final day of October 1517, the Augustinian Monk, who was also Doctor of Theology, in the University of Wittenberg, went to the door of the Castle Church where he wasContinue reading “THE POSTER WHICH CHANGED EUROPE; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6”

THE BINGO OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6 

Comparing a religious exercise with a gambling game may seem odd at one end of the spectrum, while at the other extreme such a description may appear grossly offensive, because of its blasphemous and sacrilegious nature. By employing this terminology, however, historian Ronald Bainton finds the spark that ignited the revolution that we today callContinue reading “THE BINGO OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6 “

GOBLINS, ELVES AND MEDIEVAL RELIGION; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 3

“There he is. Do you see him?” The guide pressed a button, activating a light which shone into a crevice high up on the walls of the Angel Choir in Lincoln Cathedral. The visitors looked up with interest, gazing at the little stone figure with his beady eyes and horned head, smiling devilishly from his place.

WAS THE REFORMATION A SCHISM OR REVIVAL; OF GOD OR THE DEVIL Reformation 500 Blogs; Part 1

A series of articles celebrating most influential event in Western European History; occurring 500 years ago on 31st October 1517.