A scale reproduction of the Reformation Altar art in Wittenberg, Germany, is dedicated Sept. 19 at the LCMS International Center chapel.
The early Lutherans were also diligent to keep the traditional practices and ceremonies of the church, as long as these did not conflict with the Gospel of grace.
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.
The real story of the Reformation is about the march of the Church of Jesus Christ in the face of impossible odds — thirsting for Christ and His means of grace, trusting in the Bible as God’s inerrant Word, struggling in the North but growing tremendously in the South.
Right around the corner is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Fundamentally, the anniversary is not about Luther but the One who forgave Luther freely by grace through faith.
The Rev. Tullian Tchividjian — grandson of Billy Graham — will speak at the March 19 event at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Lutheran leaders from five continents will gather in 2015 in Wittenberg, Germany, to focus on celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.
Those involved with the project in Wittenberg, Germany, are moving steadily toward completion of this venue for Lutheran education and platform for Gospel proclamation.
The new theme is based on Martin Luther’s proclamation, “Here I stand. I can do no other,” and will be reflected in special events and activities through 2016.