Reformation

CHI exhibit features books, coins from Luther’s time

An exhibit at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis features rare books and coins from the time of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Video: The Common Chest Ensures Everyone’s Needs Are Met

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation provides an excellent opportunity to recall and learn the importance of Luther’s teachings on the truth of God’s love for people by grace alone, by faith alone, by Scripture alone, through Christ alone.

Video: The Cross Alone Is Our Theology

Using pieces from “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, teaches interesting and important facts about the Reformation.

Video: The Pope Supported the Sale of Indulgences; Christ Gives Grace for Free

Indulgences were really from the pope. He was fund-raising for a building program. The solas teach us that we are saved by grace alone, by faith alone, as revealed in Scripture alone.

Video: 16th-century Indulgence Box: Trying to Buy Salvation

“As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.” Indulgences led to the posting of the 95 Theses. Christ alone sets the soul free.

Video: Relics – There’s Only One that Counts

Eighteen of the 12 Apostles are buried in Germany? What are relics? Why did people view them and why was Luther against them? Was there any relic Luther treasured?

Oct. 30 ‘Interdenominational Conversation’ to address tough Reformation questions

The Concordia University Chicago event will feature a panel with Cardinal Blase Cupich, left, of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken, right, of Wheaton College, as well as LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.

Video: Wittenberg, Germany – The City of Luther and the Reformation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. Find out more about the city at Luther’s time and how Luther grew into a biblical scholar.

Follow in Luther’s footsteps with new Reformation resources

Three new resources complement those that are already available to help congregations, groups and individuals celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this fall.

New from CPH: ‘Lutheranism 101 — All About Jesus’

The new book is the seventh in Concordia Publishing House’s “Lutheranism 101” series and is on sale through March 27.

Liberty and liturgy in the nation’s capital

LCMS college students explore the intersection of faith and society at the Jan. 4-6 “Liberty” conference.

Free resources can help congregations celebrate 500th Reformation anniversary

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an excellent opportunity for congregations to proclaim the Gospel in their communities.

Wittenberg an ‘apt’ choice for Sixth ILC World Seminaries Conference

About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.

In October’s ‘Lutheran Witness’: Why the Reformation matters

Included are articles explaining what it means to believe in faith alone, grace alone, Scripture alone and Christ alone.

Cranach Reformation Altar reproduction installed at International Center

A scale reproduction of the Reformation Altar art in Wittenberg, Germany, is dedicated Sept. 19 at the LCMS International Center chapel.

KFUO Audio: 2017 Reformation Celebration and Stand with Your Community Grant Program

The Rev. Randy Golter, special assistant to the president and director of the Synod’s Reformation celebration, talked with KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates on Oct. 14 about plans for the 2017 Reformation celebration and the Stand with Your Community Grant program.