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January 31, 2017

Quincentenary.

Not the sort of word that features in a regular, everyday conversation. It signifies a five-hundredth anniversary. I predict we will hear it often in the lead-up to October this year, when Martin Luther’s historic protest will be commemorated.

But what is...

January 30, 2017

Sometimes a speaker or author drops a phrase that instantly embeds itself in the memory. In effect, it acts like one of those prickly burrs that stick to a walker’s socks in a wild field. Just as this seed case clings like super velcro to the clothing, so the idea stic...

January 29, 2017

As they addressed journalists about the Pope’s ecumenical visit to Sweden in October 2016, Rev Martin Junge (General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation) and Cardinal Kurt Koch (head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) waxed lyrical about ho...

January 28, 2017

Print is deeply associated with the Reformation.

It fuelled the scale of the Protestant cause. For the new Protestants, print was the way of opposing Church and State power. It was the medium used to spread ideas, disseminate beliefs, circulate the Word of God and shap...

January 27, 2017

The Kirk Session of Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church formally approved the concept of the Reformation Room project as soon as it was proposed to them in the latter months of 2016. I am delighted to report that, when presented with the updated plans for this ve...

January 26, 2017

Encouraged by the cartoon above, I decided to scan over the list of Luther's 95 Theses to ascertain which ones would be suitable for tweeting without any editing. Constrained by the limit of 140 characters, a surprising number managed to squeeze into this space.

For exa...

January 24, 2017

As part of our Luther Exhibition we aim to show a child friendly, but historically accurate and biblically challenging film on Luther's life and ministry. We have one in our sights at present that seems to 'tick all the above boxes.' More about this at a later date ......

January 23, 2017

The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed (Tuesday, 17 January 2017) to LifeSiteNews that the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther will be celebrated with a postage stamp in 2017.

It must be said that the...

January 22, 2017

Further posts are planned for this blog on the huge point of controversy between Roman Catholicism and New Testament Christianity – the doctrine of Justification. As a primer, this is a brief summary of the divergent views.

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