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  • Lutherans to help evangelize Martin Luther’s hometown

    11/30/2007 5:41:16 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies · 80+ views ^ | November 2007
    CADILLAC - In Martin Luther's hometown of Wittenberg, Germany, the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation, there are no remaining Lutheran congregations. Rumor has it there are only two Lutherans left in the entire, historic city. Throughout Europe, huge churches and Cathedrals sit empty Sunday mornings, viewed more as artifacts and museums than places of worship. Rev. Bryan Salminen of Cadillac’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church experienced the dearth of the faithful on a recent trip to Germany. "In August I was there," Salminen explained. "Wittenberg is the founding place of Protestantism and Luther is very much respected. They have statues and museums,...
  • Historic Bible stolen from Berlin church {Martin Luther Church}

    11/27/2007 10:46:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 43+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 11/27/7
    BERLIN - A thief broke into offices at a Berlin church during Sunday services and stole a valuable 300-year-old illuminated Bible, police said. Besides the richly illustrated 1704 Bible, an undisclosed amount of money also was taken from the Martin Luther church, police said Tuesday. Priest Dieter Spanknebel wrote an appeal on the church's Web site, saying the Bible would be difficult for a thief to sell. "It would be most prudent simply to somehow bring it back to the church," he said. "We ask you to do so, with all our hearts." The Bible is estimated to be worth...
  • Polish Adventists join other Protestants in denouncing posters attacking Luther

    11/09/2007 11:13:33 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 25+ views
    Protestant leaders in one of Poland's largest cities have condemned a poster campaign denouncing Martin Luther, the 16th century German Protestant leader, as a blasphemer and heretic, a November 7 news release by Ecumenical News International (ENI) reported. "What would happen if someone hung placards outside a Roman Catholic church attacking the 'blasphemy and heresy of John Paul II,' or the 'blasphemy of Muhammad' at a mosque?" said Mariusz Maikowski, a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Lublin in eastern Poland. "These actions are clearly illegal [in Poland], yet the local council has said and done nothing," Maikowski told...
  • MVC professor honors anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses with reenactment of posting

    10/31/2007 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 26+ views
    Marshall Democrat-News ^ | October 31, 2007 | ERIC CRUMP
    Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg ... those who are unable to be present and debate orally with us, may do so by letter. In the Name our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. And with those words Martin Luther introduced a document that is credited with being a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation, a turning point not only in the history of Christianity but in the history of Western civilization, according to Stephen Patton. The Missouri Valley College chemistry professor conducted a re-enactment Wednesday, Oct....
  • Reformation Day 2007

    10/31/2007 6:56:37 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16+ views ^ | Dr. Ray Pritchard
    On October 31, 1517 an obscure monk named Martin Luther, desiring to spark theological discussion over the medieval practice of selling indulgences, nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That happened 490 years ago today. The spark he set off ignited a flame that spread across Europe and became known as the Protestant Reformation. By challenging the church’s authority and its doctrine, Luther reclaimed for Christianity the central doctrine of salvation–justification by faith alone. Here is his own testimony: "I greatly longed to understand Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and nothing stood in...
  • Martin Luther's Body Exhumed, Found "Rolled Over"

    10/31/2007 9:46:17 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 23 replies · 29+ views
    Team Tominthebox News Network® ^ | 31 October, 2007 | Tom Slawson
    Wittenburg, Germany - In a shocking story that is now making headlines on only the most reputable of news sources, a recent exhumation of the body of Martin Luther showed that the Reformer has indeed "rolled over in is grave." Luther was buried beneath the pulpit of the Castle Church in Wittenburg after his death in 1546. As noted in the records of the burial ceremony, Luther was placed within the tomb laying on his back. When the work crew opened the tomb over the weekend to perform maintenance on it, they found the remains of Luther lying face down,...
  • Top Ten Moments of the Reformation

    10/31/2007 11:04:22 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 70+ views
    Kingdom People ^ | 10/31/2007 | Trevin Wax
      The Reformation was a political and religious movement in Europe that began in the 1500’s and lasted for roughly 150 years. It is difficult to pinpoint exact starting and ending dates for the Reformation, but we can point to two events that seem to begin and to culminate the Reformation era: 1517 (Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and his protest against the indulgence system of the Roman Catholic Church) and 1648 (The Peace of Westphalia, treaties that ended both the Thirty Years’ War and the Eighty Years’ War and thus put an end to most of the civil disruption caused...
  • Luther-ween?

    10/31/2007 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 70+ views ^ | 10/18/2007 | Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller
    Costumes and candy, Oct. 31 st is most often celebrated as Halloween. In the church, however, this day is remembered as Reformation Day. On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian Monk named Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. The hammer-strokes, it has been said, were heard throughout the world. The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences is the full name of the writing, an academic name for an academic document. The Theses were posted for discussion and debate among theologians, but they were quickly translated from Latin into German,...
  • 700-year-old church in Germany moves

    10/31/2007 8:50:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 39+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/31/7
    BORNA, Germany - A Romanesque-style stone church arrived Wednesday at its new home in eastern Germany after being evicted from the spot it had occupied for at least 700 years. The Emmaus Church in Heuersdorf, near Leipzig, was loaded Oct. 25 — in one piece — onto a huge flatbed trailer for 7.5-mile trip to Martin Luther Square in Borna. After a careful journey, the 65-foot-tall, 750-ton church was inched into its new home to the sound of pealing bells from another church nearby — just in time for Reformation Day, when Lutherans traditionally honor 16th-century church reformer Martin Luther....
  • The 490th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

    10/30/2007 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies · 586+ views
    White Horse Inn ^ | 28 October 2007 | Michael Horton
    Hello and welcome to another broadcast of the White Horse Inn, and this isn't just any broadcast this is Reformation Sunday, the 490th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In previous programs of this series we've walked through the history of the heresy known as Pelagianism, so we won't belabor the point a lot. Named after the fifth century British monk, Pelagius who locked horns with Church Father Augustine over salvation, Pelagianism denied original sin, that is that we're born into this world dead in trespasses and sins, and so Adam affects us only as a bad example and Christ affects...
  • Medieval Church Moves to New Home

    10/25/2007 1:11:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 207 replies · 99+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/25/7
    BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- A 700-year-old church began its slow journey to a new home Thursday, moving at just over one mph atop a huge flatbed truck as it was transported from an eastern German village being turned over to open-pit coal mining. The Emmaus Church, first mentioned in historical documents in 1297, reached the edge of its home village of Heuersdorf outside Leipzig on its way to the town of Borna, some seven miles away. It was expected to arrive by next Wednesday, after crossing railroad tracks and the Pleisse and Wyhra rivers. The medieval church is built in...
  • Re-imagining Martin Luther

    10/17/2007 11:09:06 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 103+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 17, 2007 | Marylou Barry
    I knew the devil's PR machine was working way overtime the minute I stumbled across a website affiliated with a well-known Protestant denomination. That site – and apparently the local church that spawned it – have as their mission the "re-imagining" of the God of the Bible as a pagan female deity. "To celebrate the feminine persona of God/dess" is the purpose of the site, according to whatever miscreant created it and lent it the appearance of respectability under someone else's 500-year-old denominational name. Hello? 'Scuse me? First of all, what goddess? And what does "re-imagine" mean in regular-people talk?...
  • Lutherans Revolutionizing Identity Amid Membership Decline

    08/09/2007 4:53:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/9/7 | Lillian Kwon
    Evangelical Lutherans announced plans to revolutionize the way they communicate their identity to the public as a denomination. In an effort to turn the tide on shrinking membership, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – the nation's largest Lutheran denomination – is slated to unveil next month a branding campaign that will run ads in newspapers, billboards, bus shelters and websites with the tagline "God's Work. Our Hands." "We've seen a decline in membership and in average worship attendance. We, together, intend to reverse these trends not by becoming something we are not but by revolutionizing the way we...
  • Hillary Goes Back To Her "Roots". Calls Congress a Plantation?

    01/17/2006 6:36:11 AM PST · by rabair · 1 replies · 284+ views ^ | January 17, 2006 | Randy
    Apparently Hillary thinks that there is a comparison between what the slaves endured, to what Democrats in Congress endure.
  • Luther and Erasmus: The Controversy Concerning the Bondage of the Will

    01/01/2006 4:48:03 PM PST · by HarleyD · 12,905 replies · 69,188+ views
    Protestant Reformed Theological Journal ^ | April 1999 | Garrett J. Eriks
    Introduction At the time of the Reformation, many hoped Martin Luther and Erasmus could unite against the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther himself was tempted to unite with Erasmus because Erasmus was a great Renaissance scholar who studied the classics and the Greek New Testament. Examining the Roman Catholic Church, Erasmus was infuriated with the abuses in the Roman Catholic Church, especially those of the clergy. These abuses are vividly described in the satire of his book, The Praise of Folly. Erasmus called for reform in the Roman Catholic Church. Erasmus could have been a great help to...
  • Why I stand with Luther

    12/27/2005 6:51:12 PM PST · by ettiegirl · 239 replies · 2,862+ views
    Roman Catholicism – the True Apostolic Church, the True Babylon, or Something Else?
  • Lutheran Hailed Cardinal Ratzinger as Expert on Luther

    05/05/2005 6:56:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 1,465+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 5, 2005
    Cardinal Invited Protestants to Read Pre-Reformation Writings ROME, MAY 5, 2005 ( A leading Lutheran in Germany said in 1998 that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI, was one of the few who really understood Martin Luther. The Protestant leader's statements were communicated to ZENIT by Sigrid Spath, a German Lutheran, who at times has been Cardinal Ratzinger's interpreter and who, for more than 30 years, has worked in the general curia of the Society of Jesus and collaborates with the Holy See. Spath revealed details of the public meeting she witnessed between the then prefect of the Congregation for...
  • The War Against the Turk [Muslim]

    03/07/2005 4:20:54 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 27 replies · 1,276+ views
    1529 | Martin Luther
    On the War Against the Turk by Martin Luther [Islamic aggression is nothing new. Muslim armies were encroaching Europe in the sixteenth century, to the point that Germans feared an imminent and perhaps successful Muslim invasion. In 1529, Martin Luther wrote "On the War Against the Turk (Muslim)", weighing in on Catholics, the Crusades, Islam, and the proper response to Islamic aggression.] For the past five years certain persons have been begging me to write about war against the Turks, and to arouse and encourage our people. Now that the Turk is actually approaching, even my friends are urging me...
  • SAVING THE HEATHEN - Behind The Lines

    11/18/2004 2:13:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 1,071+ views
    The deepest and darkest joke I’ve heard in a long time goes like this. Osama bin Laden prays to the spirit of Yasser Arafat who then appears before him. “Yasser, please help me understand something,” requests Osama. “We’re both fellow terrorists. You’ve even killed more infidels than I have. Yet you get the Nobel Peace Prize, your funeral is attended by heads of state from around the world, and European newspapers compare you to Moses – while I am the world’s most hunted and hated man, reduced to hiding in inaccessible mountain caves. How did you do it? What is...

    10/31/2004 1:06:55 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 62 replies · 744+ views
    Presbyterian Historical Society ^ | Sunday, October 31, 2004
    The Church celebrates Reformation Sunday on the last Sunday of October, commemorating a significant event in the history of the Reformed tradition. It was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg... Reformation Sunday