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December 7, 2017

That's all, folks!

All good things must come to an end.

Tonight was the final 'Open Day/Night' for the Reformation Tours project.

While it is sad to bring down the curtain on what has been a thrilling adventure over the last eight months in the Martyrs, we are satisfied...

December 6, 2017

Part of the Reformation Rooms Tour Christmas Specials will be a few Luther quizzes, designed to test your general knowledge of the Protestant Reformation and also some facts and figures you may have gleaned from the tour.  

Come along and subject yourself to t...

December 5, 2017

From 38.20 seconds, to 34.54, then to 31.56, the time taken to complete our biblical sentence, "The just shall live by faith" (Galatians 3:11) in one of the interactive puzzles on our Reformation Tours has been in free fall over the last few weeks.

Perhaps I s...

December 4, 2017

The first of two 'Open Nights' this year in the Reformation Rooms at Martyrs is scheduled for tonight. Please don't miss out! We are going to open the doors @ 7:00pm: the plan is to do a tour 'on the hour' – with tours starting at 7.00, 8.00, and 9.00pm. This may fit i...

December 1, 2017

One of the first 'ecumenical commemorations' of the Reformation was staged in Sweden in October 2016. It involved the Pope and the Church of Sweden (a member of the World Federation of Lutherans).

Faithful pastors denounced this event as an exercise in compromise.

If any...

November 30, 2017

The Luther Bible is a German language translation from Hebrew and Ancient Greek by Martin Luther. The copy illustrated is of the third edition, printed in 1536 by Hans Lufft (1495-1584), a printer and publisher who was described as "the Bible Printer" due to his prolif...

November 29, 2017

One of the most prolific female printers of the sixteenth century, Magdalena Kirsenmann, helped advance the Lutheran Reformation in Tübingen.

She got into printing after the death of her husband, Ulrich Morhart (c. 1490–1554). Through his first wife, Barbara, Morhart a...

November 28, 2017

Without printing, would there have been a Protestant Reformation?

Only a century earlier, both John Wycliffe and John Hus spawned movements of intense spiritual fervor and wrote prolifically. But the absence of adequate printing technology limited the distribution of t...

November 24, 2017

When the time to complete our biblical and Reformation sentence, "The just shall live by faith" (Galatians 3:11) was driven down to38.20 seconds, I was quietly confident this could be the runaway winner on the Reformation Tours.

However, this record that was set by Alis...