ERFURT, Germany (RNS) — Today, the question remains which part of Luther's legacy will have the greater impact on the upcoming election.
(RNS) — Engagement with the Potter texts online brought millions to the World Wide Web, which in turn has indelibly shaped our approach to self and belief.
MATTESON, Ill. (RNS) — 'Luther: The Rock Opera' debuted to about 600 people last year in Wittenberg, Germany. This fall, Christian rock band Lost and Found brought performances to five cities across the Midwest leading up to Reformation Sunday.
AMSTERDAM (RNS) — Walking quietly past strip clubs, sex shops, restaurants and expensive clothing stores, the writer was struck by the 673-year-old celebration’s endurance and power against all odds.
If the book is now to be closed [on commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation], has anything truly significant been overlooked? The answer is yes.
(RNS) — Despite all the hype during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the spiritual father of Baptists, Huldrych Zwingli, it turns out, is far more important to modern Christianity than Martin Luther or John Calvin.
(RNS) Quick — what's the difference between a Puritan and a Pilgrim? Did either of them actually 'land' at Plymouth Rock? And who sat down for the original Thanksgiving? Let us ’Splain ...
Here is an open-faced confession of interest in Robinson’s fiction, along with an overt plug that readers of “Sightings” pay attention—or more attention—to Robinson.
Both wings of the Protestant Reformation produced heirs with complex histories, and mixed expressions, including participation in and execution of murderous conflicts such as the Thirty Years’ War.
(The Conversation) — In the early 1900s, ambitious Protestants in the U.S. attempted the unthinkable.
Some church figures—pastors, choir directors, tour leaders, etc.—confess that they are just about “all Luthered out” for a while. Yet, while it lasted, the Luther topic provided access to other subjects that are often overlooked in a secular-pluralist world wherein faith, and versions of faiths, have to compete for attention.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The co-chairs of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue celebrated their accomplishments even as they acknowledged remaining differences.
BERLIN (AP) — In remembrance of the 500th anniversary, Reformation Day is a public holiday in Germany this year.
Reformation season is a time for much accusing of ancestors, from Columbus to Thomas Jefferson, now remembered as slavers, or, to be relevant, Luther, for his call for violence against rebelling peasants or his utterly, utterly repugnant anti-Judaic latter-day outlook and writings. We historians study such features of the lives of ancestors, to learn and gain the resolve to promote a “change of heart.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) — Working to bring Christians back together has taught me about our shared faith and how it can still light the world.