Thursdays are for Theology - Reformation Day
For this week's "Thursday is for Theology" post I want to talk about the Reformation - specifically Reformation Day. These are two days that are often confused. A quick remeinder: Reformation Sunday is the Sunday before Reformation Day (October 31). This year it was this past Sunday - October 25th. Reformation Day is October 31. (If you are available please join us this year on Reformation Day for a fun City Eats gathering.)
Why do we remember and acknowledge these two days? Reformation Day is the observance of the events of October 31, 1517. On that day, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Why why did he do this?
One of my favorite podcasts is called "5 Minutes in Church History" by Stephen Nichols. In his latest post he answers this question. This is well worth the five minutes required either by listening or reading. Click below and enjoy!
Here is a vintage picture of me standing at "the door" memorial at All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany.