Seasonal

The Morning Star of Wittenberg: Katharina von Bora Luther

The reformer Martin Luther said he married for several reasons: to make his father happy, to rile the pope, make the angels laugh and the devil weep, and to seal his testimony. He made no mention of romantic love; in fact, one of Luther’s biographers suggested...

The 95 Theses of Martin Luther

On October 31st, 1517, Dr. Luther nailed the 95 theses on the Wittenberg castle church door. These points of discussion were immediately distributed across the German countryside and soon over the whole European continent. Martin Luther would develop his views further as time went on. Here...

October 31, 1517

It was October 31st, 1517 in Wittenburg, Germany. Martin grasped a hammer and a long piece of paper covered with his writing. He walked out into the street and straight over to the castle church door. It was here that community messages were often posted. Martin...

By Faith Alone: The Conversion of Martin Luther

It was the moment he had been waiting for. His father was in the audience watching, as were his fellow monks. It was time for Martin to offer his first mass, and he was overwhelmed with the solemnity of the event. He led the congregation, saying,...

The Very Scary Hand (for children)

A long time ago in a city called Babylon, there lived a rich and powerful king named Belshazzar. Belshazzar’s grandfather had been a rich and powerful king, too. His name was Nebuchadnezzer. Long before our story begins, King Nebuchadnezzer had sent his army to a place...