Reformation@500-Corvallis is an OSU campus- and community-wide observance that probes the depth of Luther’s theological wrestling, the intertwining relationship between religion and civic life, and artistic expressions that accompanied – even promulgated – his reforming ideals.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017
St. Mark's Lutheran, 790 Marion Street NE, Salem, OR
St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Salem OR is offering an amazing array of Reformation 500 events during this Anniversary year of 2017. Check our their Reformation website, or download a brochure to find an event that will interest you, your family and friends.
Friday, September 29, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
St. Mark's Lutheran, 790 Marion Street NE Salem, OR
Faith Dialogues will be presenting Dr. Samuel Torvend on September 29th, 30th, & October 1st, 2017 for three days of discussion and teaching about Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
"I am prepared to lose everything, even life or limb. May God stand by me." “So wrote Argula von Grumbach (1492–1563/68?) from Bavaria, who found Martin Luther’s message of Christian freedom and equality empowering. This noble woman challenged an entire Catholic university in Ingolstadt in defense of Lutheran faith and was a student persecuted for “Lutheran heresy.” This best-selling lay author’s letter-treatises eventually disappeared under pressure from male authorities.
Martin Luther’s Small Catechism is an amazing gift to the Church. For almost 500 years this little pamphlet has laid out the basics of Christian faith and teaching in a way anybody can understand. “What does this mean?” is a question designed to live in the heart of any inquisitive Christian. It’s all about the basics. If you’re a Christian, memorize the Small Catechism. It couldn’t hurt!
The Bible always and forever belongs to God. Whether it be in German, English, or Spanish, it is “the Word” – and as such it comes to us as God wills. Part and parcel with Reformation, Lutherans celebrate Martin Luther’s translation of the New Testament into German. What this is all about, though, is the return of the Word to the people.
So how is your Inner Monk doing? Augsburg Fortress has created a Reformation 500 resource book for congregations with lots of great stuff in it. One offering in this book is a series of bulletin inserts called, “ABOUT THE LUTHERANS.” You have to buy the book to get the inserts (and I encourage you to do so) but I’m also making inserts of my own for you which are designed to be a complement. Augsburg Fortress is offering you some history. I want to ask about the future!