Reformation

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.

Treasures in Church Attics

Let us rediscover the heart and soul of the Reformation–the great hymns of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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.

The Ninety-Five Theses at 500

Luther’s understanding of the Gospel and of faith was still developing, but his peculiar gift for getting at the heart of things was already evident.

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.

Great Truths

If the future of the Church depends upon us, then we are sunk.

Families of the Reformation

The church of Luther’s time had belittled families and “normal life.” Luther exalted them.

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.