On the 500th anniversary year of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses being sent out, Saltmine Theatre Company has announced a new 20-minute dramatic presentation celebrating the life and work of a true Faith Pioneer. Titled, 'Legacy: The Story of Martin Luther,' it depicts a man whose devout faith and unshakeable commitment to the Word of God led him to translate the Bible. This act made Scripture accessible to all for the first time in history and changed the trajectory of the Chris
Augsburg is one of Germany's oldest cities with a history that dates back over 2,000 years. It was the venue for Imperial Diets, witnessing the Religious Peace of Augsburg, the High Peace Festival and the Augsburg Confession – all of which assured it a place in world history. • The Augsburg Imperial Diet at which Martin Luther refused to revoke his 95 theses is one of the major turning points in western history. In October 1518, Martin Luther was called to Augsburg to answer
One of the books that the Reformation Room has on loan from Rev. Stanley Barnes is based on Martin Luther's significant sojourn at the Wartburg Castle. I have yet to see better illustrations of the key scenes in Luther's life. For the next number of Thursdays on this blog I aim to upload several of these impressive graphics. Keep checking back.
The International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals (IARCM), in its desire to promote the history and teachings of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation internationally, has announced that a partnership with renowned German medallist Victor Huster has resulted in the first in a series of art-medals commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 Octo
The names of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, Ulrich Zwingli, William Tyndale and other prominent characters of the Protestant Reformation in Europe are well known. However, these did not exist, far less prosecute the work, alone in their respective countries. There were many other men – and women – who worked tirelessly and sacrificially to advance the cause of the Reformation. Did I say "women"? Of course. But, do you know the names of any of these Reformation women?
Is it true that Martin Luther, in his denunciations of the Roman Catholic Church, claimed that Popes and priests commonly practised sodomy? Absolutely. In fact, Luther’s statements on this subject made John the Baptist's accusation against Herod's adultery seem trivial compared to the corruption among the Roman clergy. The words by which he accused the Roman clergy of practising sodomy are these: “I am not lying to you. Whoever has been in Rome knows that conditions are unfor
Luther's close connection with Gotha seems to have commenced during his student days at the University of Erfurt. One of his fellow students, law student Justus Jonas, writes that Luther purchased his textbooks in Gotha. Returning, he met a "terrifying heavenly sight" that he interpreted as a call to be a monk. Getting back to Erfurt he said goodbye and joined himself to the Augustinian cloister in Erfurt in order to become a monk. In May 1515, Luther spent some time in the t
An impromptu visit to our Reformation Rooms during July was paid by Jim and Sandra Thompson (from Northern Ireland) and Ricardo, Sandra, Andrea and Dani Hernandez Perdomo (from Lanzarote). Jim is the former pastor of the Baptist church (Acre) in Lanzarote and Ricardo is the current pastor. This visit was facilitated at short notice; if you have a small party that wish to take the Reformation Tour, please contact us by the Martyrs' phone (usually answered during hours of 9.00a