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Martin Luther

The Protest Of Protestants Is Justified

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Brian E. Konkol

Nearly five-hundred years after Martin Luther awakened Protestantism with ninety-five theses, once again some are seeking to justify an influential tr...

Here Is How To Defeat Donald Trump

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Michael Rosenblum

The white knight is not coming, and Trump has been instrumental in denigrating the veracity of any journalistic organization that opposes him.

German Evangelical Church Renounces Anti-Semitic Mission To Convert Jews

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home

The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has officially renounced its mission to evangelize and convert Jews. The EKD’s annual synod, a central decis...

Who Elected Matt Lauer?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Michael Rosenblum

The other night, like 14.7 million other people, I tuned in to NBC to watch Matt Lauer conduct a 'Presidential Forum' with, in turn, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

U.S. Lutherans Approve Historic Agreement With Catholic Church

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home

Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door, the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. has approved a decl...

The Prostitute and the Pope in Germany's Lake Constance History

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Christine Negroni

She is thirty feet high and weighs 36 thousand pounds and every inch of her voluptuous and barely-concealed anatomy is alluring - except perhaps for the two naked and wizened old men who sit in the palms of each of her upraised hands, one a pope the other an emperor.

From Hurt to Healing: More LGBTQ Reclaiming Faith

E.C. Iwata | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
E.C. Iwata

As we see the affiliated "none" numbers rise, religious shifts, from doctrinal reforms and latest church cultures, are criticized for their apparent hollowness. But what is to make of the other stat reports?

The Importance of Staying Limber

Shayne Looper | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Shayne Looper

How does one stay spiritually limber? Start with stretches, including hearing those with whom one disagrees and thinking through their arguments. But that's just a warm-up. There is nothing that will stretch a person like actually doing what Jesus instructs his disciples to do.

Christians Should Vote for Competence, Not Faithfulness

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

With the Iowa caucuses upon us, it seems like every Republican tramping through the snow claims to be a Bible-believing, God-fearing, Jesus-loving Christian. Some trot out their parents; others offer personal conversion stories. Some defend persecuted Christians; others explain their policies in Biblical terms. It's a fruitless exercise.

2017 - Reformation Year?

Lee Palmer Wandel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Lee Palmer Wandel

Churches and communities on both sides of the Atlantic have begun preparations to mark "Reformation Year," the quincentennial of the day that Martin L...

Home Sweet Home Run!

Rick Steves | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

I also enjoyed researching and updating our guidebooks (in Greece, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, South France, and South England), which helped me scout new TV episodes (for Tuscany and South England) and refine our newest Rick Steves Europe Tours Villages of South England itinerary.

Germany's Complex, Tumultuous History

Rick Steves | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

I'm just wrapping up three weeks of filming in Germany, and I'm impressed by the souvenirs of its tumultuous history. Doing TV shows on Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Dresden, Leipzig, and Hamburg, you can't avoid the flip side of Germany's greatness.

Vatican Supports Naming Square After Excommunicated Church Reformer (Martin Luther)

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Home

ROME (RNS) The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope ne...

Pastor, Bless My iPhone

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

In so many ways, we can use smartphones to serve God and neighbor. To text love. To advocate with hashtags. To tweet the gospel. To chronicle justice. To snap joy. To spread good news.

Documentary Style à la Ken Burns

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

Ken Burns can enthrall me for hours on end with lavishly filmed, edited and narrated history. It's my hope that our hour-long special on Luther and the Reformation will be enthralling too.

Reformation Shoot

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

We're in Germany filming a one-hour special about Martin Luther and the Reformation which will be released in a year for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Martin Luther's Been Kidnapped!

Rick Steves | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

We've begun a twelve-day TV shoot in Germany for a public television special celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (due out in late 2016). Perhaps you don't know yet how exciting this is.

The German Sense of Humor

Rick Steves | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Rick Steves

I'm just kicking off my summer trip starting in Germany. I'll be posting daily for the next 45 days starting with this little video clip illustrating the unique sense of humor of the German people.

The Uses and Misuses of History: On Jefferson Davis, Thomas More, Martin Luther, and Other Villains

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Ronald A. Lindsay

If the Jeff Davis Highway is renamed, I certainly will not shed a tear, but the symbolism of such a renaming is meaningless unless it is followed by concrete action tackling today's racial disparities. History should not be allowed to weigh us down and distract us from the issues and problems of our time.

On Idleness, or How to Have your Coffee

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home
Yara Zgheib

There are two broad philosophies on how to have one's coffee, and two broad philosophies on how to live one's life. Both questions are inextricably linked.

What Poet Robinson Jeffers Can Teach Christians

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 05.29.2016 | Home
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

The church reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546) loves the Latin phrase "Incurvatus in se." It comes from St. Augustine and means to be curved in on oneself. Luther believes that we have a tendency not just to worship our self, but to see the world only according to our own self interest.

'The Lady From Zagreb': A Conversation With Philip Kerr

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.11.2015 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

In The Lady From Zagreb, the tenth book in the Gunther series, Bernie--a former homicide detective totally unsympathetic to the Nazi regime--finds himself at the height of the war, forced to run errands for the notorious Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda.

Coming in 2017: Rick Steves Public Television Special About Martin Luther and the Reformation

Rick Steves | Posted 06.03.2015 | Home
Rick Steves

In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, he raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught -- and kicked off the Protestant Reformation.

How Martin Luther King Jr. Got His Name

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 as Michael King Jr. after his father, a powerful preacher in his own right. King was known as "Lit...

Man Between God and the Devil: Martin Luther and the Reclamation of Halloween

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 12.31.2014 | Home
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

What if I looked at on this Reformation Day Oberman's critique in light of Halloween how would Luther speak today in that reclamation? What would a reclaimed Halloween express?