Updated: December, 2009

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Reformation Sunday


Martin Luther

October 25th, this year, was Reformation Sunday. What that means, is that 492 years ago, on October 31st (All Hallows’ Eve) a monk and professor named Martin Luther hammered a set of debating points to a church bulletin board on the door of the Wittenburg Castle Church, in modern-day Germany. God, said Luther, isn’t some kind of haggler. Nor does God want us to miss out on love, and life. Money can’t buy God’s favor – we are saved by grace, through faith, and for action. The debate grew, and grew, and grew, until it engulfed all of Europe and changed the shape of Western Christianity forever.

We could discuss the history, the theology, or the motives behind Martin Luther. But for 2009, perhaps another question is this: are we STILL reforming? Are we STILL trying to understand God’s will in this age of Twitter and Twilight?

The Lutheran churches in Montreal are the descendents of those that followed Martin centuries ago. Most of us have special Reformation services this Oct 25th. You are invited to join us in finding, again, the message that so excited the young monk.

Pastor Matthew Anderson


 



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