In Touch October 28, 2010

I Love Luther

This Sunday is Reformation Sunday: it falls on All Hallow’s Eve.  In 1517, Martin Luther pounded his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle.  Reformation was taking place before that time, but this is the date that history records as the start of the Protestant Reformation.

In the Reformed Church in America we trace our theological roots through a later reformer, John Calvin.  Luther has not gotten much play in my studies, but recently I have been listening to some lectures by my brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Bast.  A Luther scholar who was raised in the Reformed Church, he is a member of a Lutheran church in Tennessee.  He teaches Medieval history at the University of Tennessee, and his lectures have cause me to give Luther another look.   (more…)